Tembo files af­fi­davit to end eSwa­tini land suit

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PA­TRI­OTS for Eco­nomic Progress (PeP) leader Sean Tembo says his de­ci­sion to dis­con­tinue a case in court where he was chal­leng­ing Pres­i­dent Lungu’s gift of land from eSwa­tini is in the spirit of na­tional di­a­logue and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion.

Mr Tembo pe­ti­tioned the Con­sti­tu­tional Court cit­ing At­tor­ney Gen­eral Likando Kalaluka as the re­spon­dent in which he was seek­ing an in­ter­pre­ta­tion on whether it was le­gal for Pres­i­dent Lungu as a pub­lic of­fi­cer to re­ceive land as a gift for his pri­vate use from King Mswati of eSwa­tini.

Mr Tembo stated in an af­fi­davit in sup­port of no­tice to dis­con­tinue the case that it was in the in­ter­est of the Zam­bian cit­i­zen that he wished to dis­con­tinue his suit.

“Af­ter ex­ten­sive de­lib­er­a­tions and con­sul­ta­tions with the Zam­bian cit­i­zenry and stake­hold­ers, it has be­come ap­par­ent that the in­ter­est of Zam­bians would be best served if this mat­ter is dis­con­tin­ued to give way to the on-go­ing na­tional di­a­logue and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion process which is be­ing spear­headed by the church mother bod­ies,” Mr Tembo said.

He suggested that each party should bear its own costs be­cause the mat­ter was brought to court in the in­ter­est of the Zam­bian cit­i­zens.

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