Con Court throws out Munir Zulu’s application

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The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by Lumezi Member of Parliament Munir Zulu to file heads of arguments pending judgment of the electoral petition against his election.

The Court has ruled that there are no exceptional circumstances to warrant the independent MP to file his heads of arguments out of time.

The Constitutional Court maintained that its earlier verdict not to grant Zulu’s application to file heads of arguments out of time still stands.

The ruling was handed down by Constitutional Court Judge Martin Musaluke, heading the bench comprising four other judges.

It is the state’s case that Zulu invited the Constitutional Court to review its May 20th, 2022 decision not to allow him to file heads of arguments out of time to counter the Lumezi Parliamentary petition.

In his application Zulu contended that justice must be administered without undue regard to procedural technicalities.

However the petitioner Zelipa Chisulo argued that the Constitutional Court like the Supreme Court could not review its decisions unless there were exceptional circumstances.


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