Minister of Mines Richard Musukwa says the ruling by a South African court directing ZCCM-IH to withdraw the KCM winding up proceedings from the Lusaka High Court has no bearing on the Zambian court process at the moment because it has not been registered.

Addressing journalists at State House today, Musukwa, who was flanked by his Justice counterpart Given Lubinda and Attorney General Likando Kalaluka, said state lawyers had been advised to appeal the judgement.

And Lubinda said Kalaluka would travel to SA to join the appeal in order to “protect the integrity of Zambian courts”.

Details later.