The High Court in Mzuzu has sustained a court order restraining suspended Agriculture minister, George Chaponda from executing his ministerial duties.
According to Justice Chirwa, Chaponda will remain suspended until the commission of inquiry that was appointed by the President releases results of its findings.
Justice Chirwa said that the matter will go back to court when the results of the inquiry commission are released.
The injuction was not lifted because Chaponda’s office is still under investigations.
Recently, the High Court in Muzu refused to lift an injuction that some CSOs and an individual took to prevent Chaponda from discharging his ministerial duties to pave way for investigations in the Zambia maize scandal.
Justice Chirwa said that he would decide on the matter on the 31 of January when the commission of enquiry finishes with investigations into the maize scandal.
In the meantime according to Justice John Chirwa, Chaponda is still suspended and government has been asked to respect the courts decision.
The Attorney General, Kalekeni Kaphale asked the court to remove the involved CSOs from the court proceedings and remain with individuals only.
The applicants in the case are: Charles Kajoloweka as first applicant, Youthand Society as second, CCAP Synodof Livingstonia (Church and Society Programme).
In the case Chaponda is the first respondent while the Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale is the second respondent and President Peter Mutharika is the third respondent.