FORMER PF secretary general Davies Mwila has been removed as a party in a case in which the Patriotic Front is claiming damages over the alleged intimidation and harassment of its members.

Lusaka High Court judge Charles Kafunda granted Mwila’s application in which he asked to be substituted with the current PF secretary general in the matter, saying he was no longer PF secretary general.

In this matter, the Patriotic Front, through its former secretary general, has sued the state claiming damages over the alleged intimidation and harassment of its members.

PF is seeking a declaratory order declaring that the party cannot be compelled to disclose its source of funds used in the 2021 general elections as well as a declaration that the funding of the 2021 general elections is not money laundering.

The party is further claiming damages for intimidating and harassing its members, damages for misrepresentation and defamation of character as well as damages for discrimination.

Mwila cited the Attorney General as the defendant.

However, Mwila later filed an affidavit in support of ex parte summons for an order to substitute a party.

He submitted that when the matter was commenced, he was the secretary general of the Patriotic Front but he relinquished that position.

Mwila stated that the current acting secretary general of the party is Nickson Chilangwa, member of parliament for Kawambwa constituency.

“I crave the indulgence of this court to substitute me with the current secretary general of the PF,” he said.

Judge Kafunda granted Mwila’s request and removed him as a party to the proceedings.

“Upon hearing counsel for the plaintiff and upon reading the affidavit filed in support of ex-parte summons for an order to substitute a party, it is hereby ordered and directed that leave to substitute and amend court documents be and is hereby granted and costs of this application be in the cause,” said judge Kafunda.