CHIKOPA tribunal dissolved

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President Edgar Lungu has dissolved the tribunal that was constituted to probe two Lusaka High Court Judges Nigel Mutuna and Charles Kajimanga, on allegations of professional misconduct.

The tribunal was chaired by Malawi Supreme Court Judge Lovemore Chikopa.

The dissolution of the Lovemore Chikopa led tribunal has been brought to light in the consent judgment presided upon by the Supreme Court today.

The parties to the consent judgment are the Attorney General and Lusaka High Court Judges Nigel Mutuna, and Charles Kajimanga who were the subjects of the dissolved tribunal.

The consent judgment has highlighted that the President has a mandate under article 98 sub-article five of the Zambian Constitution to revoke the suspension of judges.

It has also highlighted that the High Court recently ordered that the suspension of Judge Mutuna and Kajimanga should cease because the tribunal constituted to probe them was incapable of carrying out its mandate.

Recently the Kabwe High Court re-instated Judge Mutuna and Kajimanga on grounds that the tribunal constituted to probe them was incapable of carrying out its mandate.

Earlier in April 2013, late President Michael Sata suspended Judges Mutuna and Kajimanga along with retired Supreme Court Judge Phillip Musonda following allegations of professional misconduct leveled against them.

 

ZNBC

 

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