The Constitutional Court has ordered PF sympathiser Chanoda Ngwira to appear before it on Thursday to show cause why he should not be committed to prison for contempt.
Former DPP Mutembo Nchito had applied for leave in the Constitutional Court to commence contempt proceedings against Ngwira for threatening Supreme Court justices Mumba Malila and Albert Wood with criminal action if they did not step down in five days.
Ngwira had recently written letters to justices Malila and Wood, threatening them with criminal action for giving witness statements in a matter in which Mutembo is challenging his removal as DPP in the Constitutional Court.
However, in ex-parte summons for leave to commence contempt proceeds filed in the Constitutional Court, Mutembo applied that Chanoda should be committed to prison for contempt of Court adding that costs of and incidental to the application would be for the applicant in any event.
And according to a notice of motion for an order of committal, Friday, Chanoda is now required to appear to show cause why he should not be sent to prison for contempt of Court.
Costs of and incidental to the motion would be borne by the alleged contemnor.
“Take notice that the Constitutional Court will be moved on November 8, 2018, at 09:00 hours in the fore noon or so soon thereafter as counsel for the applicant may be heard on application for an order of committal aganst Chanoda Ngwira and the costs of and incidental to this motion be borne by the alleged contemnor,” read the notice.