Zulu wants default judgment in Kambwili case set aside
THE Lusaka High Court has been asked to set aside the default judgment delivered against Munir Zulu in the Chishimba Kambwili defamatory case against him.
In his application, Mr Zulu says he was never served with the summons in the matter that started in December 2017. He pleaded with the court that the judgment delivered in February 2018 due to his failure to file his defence be set aside in the name of justice.
“That I was never served with the documents in this matter and that as it may, I have my defence on the merits of the same.
“That the failure to file a defence was not deliberate and in no way meant to disrespect this honourable court,” he submitted.
Mr Zulu filed an application to set aside a delivered judgment against him by Deputy Registrar of the High Court Irene Wishimanga.
The Roan Member of Parliament sued Mr Zulu for defamation claiming damages for alleged malice and injury suffered.
Mr Zulu has pleaded with the court that his case had meritorious defence against the defendant and that “it was in the interest of justice that the judgment on default of appearance and defence be set aside and that the matter be heard on its merits.” Mr Zulu is alleged to have said that Mr Kambwili suffered from a disease of the mind as his behaviour did not inspire hope and that it was the reason why he had accidents whenever he was driving.