Suspended judges file application challenging the constitutionality of Judge Chikopa tribunal

Two of the three suspended Judges Nigel Mutuna and Charles Kajimanga have challenged the constitutionality of the tribunal set to probe their alleged professional misconduct.
Judges Mutuna and Kajimanga have contested that the tribunal should not be allowed to sit and hear their alleged professional misconduct because it has no legal framework consistent with their constitutional rights.
This follows the majority judgment delivered by acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda on May 9, 2013 that President Michael Sata did not abuse his constitutional powers to suspend the judges and later on set up a tribunal to probe the pair together with Supreme Court judge Philip Musonda in April last year.
But Judge Mutuna and Kajimanga yesterday filed an application for judicial review challenging the constitutionality of the tribunal which Attorney General Mumba Malila say would commence its sittings next week.