The Constitutional Court has directed that all outstanding matters be filed before Thursday this week. This is because the Court has set Friday this week as the date for trial in a matter where the United Party for National Development (UPND) is challenging the election of president-elect Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front (PF).

And Court Judge Ann Sitali reserved ruling to Thursday this week regarding the application seeking amendments to the main petition by lawyers for Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba.

Meanwhile 5fm Radio understands that PF and UPND lawyers have a different interpretation on the 14 days on which the petition must be heard in the Constitutional Court.

PF Lawyers are relying on a clause in the constitution that states that the court shall hear an election petition of the president-elect within fourteen days of the filing of the petition.

While UPND lawyers contend that 14 days will end next week on 8th September if weekends are excluded.

On Air