Mwila Drags Kambwili to Court Over Grade 12 Certificate Remarks
Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has dragged Chishimba Kambwili to court over remarks at his press conference where he alleged that the former hired someone to write grade 12 examinations for him.
Mwila is demanding punitive and exemplary damages for the alleged malicious words uttered against him at a press briefing held on October 27, 2018.
Kambwili was protesting the rapidity with which Mwila wrote to the Speaker of the National Assembly to declare the seat vacant after the Roan seat was nullified.
The contentious words are as follows: “Mwila lost an election to a nonentity, a small boy, an independent in Chipili. I have won elections in Roan, three times…And by the way, let Mwila not throw stones because even that grade 12 certificate he has bamulembele kofye (they wrote for him). When we came to parliament, he came as a form three. Get Mwila in a classroom today to rewrite his grade 12 nga kuti akwata ko nangu nine points (if he can even get nine points). So that chap should not even start me because I know him very well,” Kambwili said.
Mwila contends that the words impute traits of dishonesty, bad faith, lack of respect for the education system and that he was not fit to be a leader.
He further stated that the words complained of had lowered him in the estimation of right thinking members of the society and had generally brought him into public ridicule, scandal, odium, hatred and contempt.
Mwila stated that all efforts to have an apology rendered and the words and statement retracted, had proved futile.
Source: Zambia Reports