HH lawyers concede


UNITED Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema’s lawyers have told the High Court that the Constitutional Court’s decision to dismiss the opposition leader’s presidential petition case was final.
On September 5, 2016, the Constitutional Court threw out Mr Hichilema’s petition challenging the re-election of President Edgar Lungu after the 14 days in which the matter was to be heard expired.
Yesterday, one of Mr Hichilema’s lawyers, John Sangwa, told High Court judge Mwila Chitabo that the Constitutional Court’s verdict is a non-issue and that he will not ask the court to review the judgment.
In this matter, Mr Hichilema and his vice-president Geoffrey Mwamba went to the High Court claiming that their right to be heard was violated when the Constitutional Court dismissed the presidential petition.

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