Lusaka High Court Judge Wilfred Muma has restrained UNIP president Tilyenji Kaunda and his executive from performing any functions as Members of Central Committee (MCCs).

Justice Muma has, however, ruled that the Tilyenji led UNIP must only work towards organising the National Congress jointly with the Interim Executive Committee.

In this matter, 11 UNIP members sued Kaunda and other party leaders in the Lusaka High Court for allegedly holding their positions as MCCs illegally, as their mandate expired in 2005.

The plaintiffs were seeking an injunction to restrain Kaunda and the others from performing functions of MCCs, an order for an account of all party assets sold from 2000 to date and an order that the outgoing MCCs and the recognised interim MCCs follow the Registrar of Societies directive to jointly organise and hold a congress by forming one working group.

Fackson Njovu sued Kaunda, UNIP vice president Njekwa Anamela, secretary general of the party Alfred Banda and Administrative secretary Welfare Mfune, on behalf of 10 other party members.

The matter comes up on August 29, this year, for inter parte hearing.