Task Force’s appeal against Chiluba’s Judgement is illegal-CC
The Committee of Citizens (CC) says it is disappointed with the manner Task Force Chairman Max Nkole has continued to mislead the nation over second Republican President Fredrick Chiluba’s judgment.
CC Executive Director, Gregory Chifire says the CC is dismayed with a story in one of the tabloids purporting that Mr Nkole has appealed against the judgment in Dr Chiluba’s judgment.
Mr Chifire explained that the Task Force has no legal right to sue on any Government Legal matters and that according to article 56(4)(6), the constitution only mandates the Director of Public Prosecution with such matters.
He said this in a media statement obtained by ZANIS in Lusaka today.
Mr Chifire said Mr Nkole cannot attain these duties using whatever methods as that would be illegal and could amount to an attempt to create constitution anarchy.
He said he is disappointed with the manner Mr Nkole has been misleading the nation on many legal matters and has since urged President Rupiah Banda to relieve the Task Force Chairman of his duties before embarrassing himself on matters of law.
Mr Chifire further said calls by Mr Nkole that the Task Force now wants to pursue the Carlington maize saga and the arms deal should not be entertained as it is only meant to justify their existence.
He wondered why the Task Force on corruption did not want to pursue the above named cases together with the other cases if they were very important.
The CC Executive Director said if the Zambian people wanted to pursue these cases , there were legally mandated institutions such as the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) that could pursue the matter and not the Task Force.
He has advised Mr Nkole against using blackmail in order to justify the existence of the task force.
He said time has come for the Task Force to be disbanded so that the already existing investigating and prosecuting wings of Government can be empowered to enhance their operations.
Mr Chifire further charged that claims by Mr Nkole are only driven by the huge allowances he and his colleagues in the Task Force were getting and not by the desire for service to the Zambian people.