Extend 14 days of presidential petition, Kafunda proposes to NDF

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The National Dialogue Forum must extend the 14 days in which the Presidential petition must be heard and ruled on, Chief Registrar of the High Court Charles Kafunda.

Kafunda proposed that the extension for the period in which to determine a Presidential petition from the current 14 to 30 days.

Speaking at the National Dialogue Forum on Monday, Kafunda said this will give ample time to the Judiciary to deal with such matters in future. Kafunda said the Constitutional Court faced a lot of challenges in dealing with the Presidential petition which was filed by the UPND.

Meanwhile Kantanshi Independent member of parliament Anthony Mumba says NDF is debating whether or not the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court should be merged.

In an interview, Mumba said interesting conversations had come out during the forum.

In 2016, UPND petitioned the Presidential Elections before the Constitutional Court but it was thrown out without being heard because of the 14 days factor.

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