By Kaungu Ndumba
HEARING in the case in which four Lozis have petitioned the High Court to order that the Litunga (Edwin Lubosi Imwiko) vacate the throne for gross incompetence and abuse of authority could not take place on Wednesday because the defence team asked to raise some preliminary issues.
When the matter came up before Constitutional Court judge Enoch Mulembe, lawyers representing the Litunga indicated that they would raise preliminary issues and file on Thursday.
The petitioners, who include Nabiwa Imikendu, Litia Charles Mutemwa, Mukubesa Ilukena and Mumbisho Liswaniso are expected to respond to the preliminary applications later this month.
The case was adjourned to April 10 for hearing of the preliminary issues.
Initially commenced by originating notice of motion filed in the Mongu High Court, the matter was later sent to Lusaka High Court for allocation after considering some issues.
Judge Chawatama in her ruling last month said after perusal of the submissions, she was of the view that the case be referred for Constitutional determination.