Former Solicitor General, Sunday Nkonde says there is nothing sinister about High Court Judge Philip Musonda’s judgment quashing the findings of the Dora Siliya tribunal.
Mr. Nkonde said persons criticising the ruling are merely bent on distorting facts of the matter.
He told ZNBC news in Lusaka that a precedent exists where findings of a Supreme Court judge led Tribunal have been quashed by a High Court Judge.
Mr. Nkonde cited the Tribunal findings of the David Lewanika Tribunal against former Ministers Katele Kalumba, Peter Machungwa and Golden Mandandi.
The former Solicitor general who was one of the lawyers under the David Lewanika Tribunal said a single high court judge overturned the findings in a similar fashion.
He urged lawyers to help in enlightening the public who risked being misled on legal matters.
Mr. Nkonde has observed that the advice of the Attorney General is not mandatory.
Mr. Nkonde said during his service as Solicitor General his advice to the government was sometimes openly rejected without any public out-cry.