ConCourt allows re-submission of video evidence in Munali petition

The Constitutional Court has issued a two day ultimatum in which to re-submit the missing violence video in the Munali petition appeal.

Last week, the video evidence which lead to the nullification of Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo’s seat went missing in the High Court and her lawyer, Bonaventure Mutale, asked the court to proceed without it.

But losing UPND candidate Doreen Mwamba, through her lawyers Gilbert Phiri and Keith Mweemba, refused to proceed with the matter following the absence of the video clip proving that she and her campaign team were attacked by PF cadres in Mutendere.

When the matter came up yesterday, ConCourt judge Enock Mulembe ordered the submission of the video clips saying the video was critical to the appeal.

Justice Mulembe said it was important for the court to view the footage again before making a decision.

The court observed that although the High Court viewed the video which depicted violence during campaigns, it was a lapse by both parties for not submitting it as part of evidence.

         

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