Lusaka lawyer Lewis Mosho has threatened to commence bankruptcy proceedings against NDC consultant Chishimba Kambwili and Mazabuka UPND member of parliament Gary Nkombo if they fail to pay K5 million within two days.
In May, Mosho’s law firm, Lewis Nathan Advocates, wrote to the two parliamentarians demanding K5 million as compensation after the Lusaka High Court threw out the dual’s petition to join the impeachment case with costs.
And in a follow-up letter addressed to their lawyers from Malambo and Company, CL Mundia and Company, Keith Mweemba and Advocates and PNP Advocates dated October 26, Lewis Nathan Advocates threatened bankruptcy proceedings.
“On 24th May 2018, the court awarded costs against your clients, Hon Chishimba Kambwili MP and Hon Gary Nkombo MP following dismissal of their application to join the proceedings in this cause. On the aforementioned date, we pegged and demanded our costs at a collective token of Five Million Kwacha (K5,000,000) but which sum your clients have hitherto failed or neglected to settle. We now demand your clients to settle the said amount within 48 hours from the date hereof failure to which we shall without any further notice institute bankruptcy proceedings against the said Hon Kambwili MP and Hon Nkombo MP, and in which case, upon bankruptcy order, their parliamentary seats shall be lost and declared vacant by the Speaker of the National Assembly without further elidgibility for re-election,” read the letter.