Chief Justice to face court

Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda is to be taken to court in judicial review proceedings to challenge her decision refusing to set up a tribunal to investigate allegations of corruption and abuse  of office against Tourism Minister Sylvia Masebo.

UPND official Douglas Syakalima said the decision  not to investigate Ms Masebo was highly suspicious and irregular, because the petitioner  William Harrington a former Transport Minister met all the requirements and conditions as provided for in the ministerial code of conduct and other subsidiary laws.

Mr. Syakalima warned that UPND and himself were not going to lie down and watch the rape of the laws of the land by protecting suspected corrupt individuals in government.

It was unfortunate, he said, that the Chief Justice had denied Masebo a chance to clear herself from the corruption allegations leveled against her.