Zulu wants de­fault judg­ment in Kamb­wili case set aside

Daily Nation Newspaper - - NEWS - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

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.

Mr Zulu

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