The Zambian Voice has petitioned the Law Association of Zambia to commence contempt of Court proceedings against Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Chama following his attack on Judge Mwila Chitabo over his earlier decision to grant suspended Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito an application for judicial review.
Zambian Voice Executive Director Chilufya Tayali in a letter to the Law Association of Zambia dated 16th March 2015 availed to QFM News says the statement by Mr Mwila is an assault on the independence of the Judiciary thereby a violation of good governance in a constitutional democracy.
Mr Tayali states that the statement by the PF Secretary General if left unchecked will make the Zambian people lose confidence in the judiciary.
He says such a scenario should not be entertained at all cost by stakeholders such the Law Association of Zambia.
Mr Tayali states that the statement by Mr Chama and the subsequent vacation of the stay order by Judge Chitabo is hard to accept regardless of the soundness of the grounds stated in his ruling.
He says LAZ should go beyond its statement of condemnation of Mr Chama by having him answer charges of contempt of court so that he can defend his statement if at all he is on firm grounds on what he said or he should apologise for his statement.