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Court rules for Zambian opposition

2012-03-18 11:51

Lusaka - Zambia's main opposition Movement for Multi-Party Democracy said on Saturday it was pleased with a decision by the country's top court that saved it from being dissolved.

The decision by the high court a day earlier was "proof that there is justice in the judiciary," said Chembe Nyangu, the MMD's deputy national secretary.

"It is good that the high court has granted us the stay of execution and we know that this case will be heard in a fair way," said Chembe.

This week, Zambia's Registrar of Societies chief Clement Andeleki moved to dissolve the MMD, the country's former ruling party, because it had failed to pay registration dues.

If the party is de-registered, it risks losing its 53 seats in parliament.