THE Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has filed an application to join the petitioners as friends of the Concourt of which the respondents have objected.
In objecting the application, President Lungu’s lawyers argued, among several other things, that the person who fostered the affidavit from LAZ is connected to one of the Law Firms representing the petitioners.
President Lungu’s team of lawyers led by veteran Professor Patrick Mvunga who happen to have been a lecturer to all of Hachilema’s lawyers led by Martha Mushipe contend that LAZ monitored the last elections in which Electoral Commission of Zambia has equally been sued.
Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) President, Linda Kasonde worked at MNB (now Nchito and Nchito), a Law Firm owned by brothers Nchima and Mutembo Nchito.
Vice President of LAZ – Eddie Mwitwa is a partner to former Attorney General Musa Mwenye popularly known as Cartels’ Lawyer and now one of Hakainde Hichilema’s Lawyers in the Presidential Petition against President Edgar Lungu.
Sashi Nchito Kateka, the LAZ Honorary Secretary is young sister to the Nchitos.
The Concourt has adjourned for 20 minutes to make a ruling on UPND’s latest application to amend their petition and on the application by LAZ to join the ill-fated petition.