Chikopa Tribunal to start sitting next week-Government

Government has announced that the tribunal constituted to probe Supreme Court Judge Philip Musonda and two High Court Judges Nigel Mutuna and Charles Kajimanga is expected to start sitting next week.
Responding to a query today whether or not the Executive would heed to the advise by the Supreme Court bench of seven headed by acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda, not to proceed with the tribunal to probe alleged professional misconduct of the judges, Attorney General Mumba Malila said that the State would proceed with the tribunal as it was on firm ground to do so.
He said though the judges offered unsolicited advice not to proceed with the tribunal, the same Judges were clear on the fact that Mr Sata did not abuse his Constitutional powers when he suspended the three but that Ms Justice Chisanga had misdirected herself when she granted the trio leave to commence judicial review which also operated as a stay of the proceedings.
“Yes the tribunal will proceed.