ACTIVIST DISCONTINUES KANGOMBE CASE
Written by millennium on May 11, 2021
GRACE CHAILE LESOETSA writes
GOVERNANCE activist, Isaac Mwanza has discontinued the matter in which he petitioned the Constitutional Court to declare the Sesheke Constituency seat vacant following the sentencing of its Member of Parliament Romeo Kang’ombe to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour .
Mr Kang’ombe was convicted and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour on charges of assault and abduction of two police officers, but will instead serve the sentence outside prison (suspended) for the duration of two years as directed by the Chinsali Magistrate court.
Mr Mwanza wanted a declaration that the decision of the Speaker Dr Patrick Matibini dated April 16, this year is ultra vires to the constitution, null and void.
He also wanted an order compelling the Attorney General, Minister of Finance and the Clerk of the National Assembly to recover all the monies paid to Mr Kang’ombe from April 12, 2021.
He further wanted the court to order that Mr Kang’ombe is not entitled to any payment of gratuity as, by April 12,2021, as he had not served continuously during the period between the date of the dissolution of Parliament and the date of the commencement of the first session of the new President.
He cited the Attorney General Likando Kalaluka and Mr Kang’ombe as first and second respondents in the petition who have consented to the discontinuance of the case.