Chikopa stays, says Kabimba


JUSTICE Minister Wynter Kabimba says calls for Malawian Judge Lovemore Chikopa to go back to his country are misplaced and unjustified.

Mr Kabimba said those criticising Judge Chikopa’s engagement to head the tribunal to probe the conduct of three suspended judges, did not mean well.

Some people, he said, were out to propagate cheap politics on issues of national interest.

Mr Kabimba was reacting to Heritage Party leader Godfrey Miyanda who said Judge Chikopa should go back to Malawi and that his stay in the country was a cost to the Government.

“When the tribunal was not sitting, General Miyanda was among those that called for his return to Malawi and now that the tribunal has been given a go-ahead, he is still calling for the same thing. What does he want? It does not make sense at all,” Mr Kabimba said.

The minister said the tribunal would go ahead under Judge Chikopa and that it would get to the root of the matter under investigation.