The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has suspended the practicing license for UPND lawyer Martha Mushipe.

LAZ has also ordered that her law firm be shut down with immediate effect.

According to a letter signed by Legal Practitioners Committee’s honorary secretary Samuel Twumasi, Mushipe will no longer be allowed to appear before any court to practice.

“Take Notice that the above Practitioner has [been] suspended from practising law with immediate effect. By this notice, the said Practitioner is not to appear in any Court of Law/Tribunal and should not file Court process of whatever nature until further notice from the undersigned,” read the LAZ notice.

News Diggers has been reliably informed that the suspension is in relation to her conduct before the Constitutional Court during the Presidential Petition of the 2016 election.

The notice was sent to the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice, Supreme Court and High Court Judges.

Others copied in were:
The Attorney General
The Solicitor General
The Director of Public Prosecution
The Registrar of the High Court
Industrial Relations Court Judges
The Chairman – Lands Tribunal
The Chairman – Revenue Appeals Tribunal The High Court Registrar
Master of the Supreme Court The Assistant Registrar
The Clerks of Court
The Registrar of Companies The Registrar of Lands and All Advocates

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