–BB trustees ordered to reverse suspension/expulsion of Fote, others
Big Bullets FC board of trustees have been warned of contempt of court charges for violating a High Court order not to interfere with the daily management of the club as per Justice Rowland Mbvundula’s ruling made on March 19 2015.
In a latest development, two Bullets supporters Peter Tembo and Alick Kazonga ,who successfully obtained the restraining order, have through law firm Ritz Attorneys accused the trustees of deliberately disobeying the order by, among other things, not lifting the suspension of marketing head Dan Mbebuwa.
“You have [also] not reversed reinstatement of Jomo Osman and Mabvuto Chibambo. And you have now suspended the club general secretary Harold Fote.
“In other words, you have participated in the daily management of the club in total flagrant violation and disobedience of the court order, thereby hugely undermining the authority of His Lordship the Honourable Mr. Justice Mbvundula,” reads part of the letter dated May 4 2015, signed by Lusungu Gondwe, which The Nation has seen.
On behalf of Tembo and Kazonga, Ritz Attorneys demanded that by Wednesday May 5, the trustees should rescind Mbebuwa’s suspension, reverse reinstatement of Osman and Chibambo as supporters committee chairperson and secretary respectively and [also] reverse the suspension and/or expulsion of Harold Fote as general secretary of the club.
“In the most unlikely event that you do not comply with the above-said demand, we will not hesitate to take the most drastic legal steps against you including, but not limited to, commencing contempt of court [committal)]proceedings against you,” the letter further reads.
However, speaking in an interview yesterday, Gondwe said as of yesterday, he had not yet received any communication from Bullets as regards their clients’ demands.
“Suffice to say this was a final order of the court and they were supposed to comply with it, failing which we will proceed as indicated,” he said.
Bullets trustees’ chairperson James Busiley confirmed having been served with the letter.
“I was served with the letter and we have referred it to our fellow trustee Gaston Mwenelupembe, who is also a lawyer for further action and we are waiting for him to advise us accordingly,” said Busiley.