TEMBO FILES AFFIDAVIT TO END ESWATINI LAND SUIT

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By NATION REPORTER

PATRIOTS for Economic Progress (PeP) leader Sean Tembo says his decision to discontinue a case in court where he was challenging President Lungu’s gift of land from eSwatini is in the spirit of national dialogue and reconciliation.

Mr Tembo petitioned the Constitutional Court citing Attorney General Likando Kalaluka as the respondent in which he was seeking an interpretation on whether it was legal for President Lungu as a public officer to receive land as a gift for his private use from King Mswati of eSwatini.

Mr Tembo stated in an affidavit in support of notice to discontinue the case that it was in the interest of the Zambian citizen that he wished to discontinue his suit.

“After extensive deliberations and consultations with the Zambian citizenry and stakeholders, it has become apparent that the interest of Zambians would be best served if this matter is discontinued to give way to the on-going national dialogue and reconciliation process which is being spearheaded by the church mother bodies,” Mr Tembo said.

He suggested that each party should bear its own costs because the matter was brought to court in the interest of the Zambian citizens.

The court set January 14 to hear the application to discontinue the suit.

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