THE Constitutional Court has dismissed an application in which PF MPs asked it to stay the Speaker’s decision to order them to vacate the National Assembly pending determination of their appeals. This is a matter in which eight PF members of parliament are challenging the Speaker’s decision to suspend them from parliament after the nullification of their seats despite them having appealed. In this matter, Mutotwe Kafwaya, Lukas Simumba, Kalalwe Mukosa, Bowman Lusambo, Taulo Mbewe, Christopher Chibuye, Joseph Malanji, Allen Banda and Sibongile Mwamba have cited the Attorney General as respondents in the matter. Addressing journalists shortly after the court hearing, Tuesday, Solicitor General Marshal Muchende said the court dismissed the application on the basis that the State had raised…...

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