Monday, June 17, 2024

Supreme Court to deliver judgment on Judge Chikopa’s tribunal

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FILE: President Michael Sata with Malawian High Court Judge Lovemore Chikopa (second l), Justice Naboth Mwanza (r) rand Justice Thomas Ndhlovu (far l) after a swearing-in at State House.
FILE: President Michael Sata with Malawian High Court Judge Lovemore Chikopa (second l), Justice Naboth Mwanza (r) rand Justice Thomas Ndhlovu (far l) after a swearing-in at State House.

THE Supreme Court will today deliver judgment on whether a tribunal should be constituted to investigate the conduct of one Supreme Court judge and two High Court judges.

The matter concerns the alleged misconduct of Supreme Court judge Phillip Musonda and two High Court judges, Nigel Mutuna and Charles Kajimanga.

The judgment has dragged for over 10 months after High Court judge Fulgence Chisanga granted the trio leave to commence judicial proceedings which also operated as a stay.

But the State appealed to the Supreme against Judge Chisanga’s decision.

Today the Supreme Court bench will decide whether President Michael Sata’s decision to suspend the trio and appoint a tribunal to be chaired by Malawian Judge Lovemore Chikopa should commence or not.

In an event that the court decides to dismiss judge Chisanga’s ruling to stay the proceedings then, the main matter concerning the judicial review would start and at the same time, the tribunal sitting would also start.

If the High Court’s ruling to stay the proceedings is upheld, then the applicants would continue working while the judicial review granted earlier would commence in the High Court before Justice Chisanga.

25 COMMENTS

  1. Judge Chikopa will be a millionaire by the time he will leave Zambia, while the typical Zambians are suffering in shangomba, Lambwe chomba and mungubunduu. What a shamde? Sata is very very useless, PF must go come 2016.

    • we enjoy wasting resources on a lot of non-progressive programmes that appease politicians than spend such resources on developmental projects that will alleviate poverty, improve health, education, water, sanitation, roads, etc

      we are a wasteful nation and nobody cares

  2. I don’t envy the task at hand for these learned men in wigs. To decide on a matter that has ramifications that essentially zero in on them in the final analysis. Isn’t it easier to deal with a subject where individuals are ordinary mortals whose sandals are easier to un fasten than fellow Judges, where the same outcome, whatever it will be, will affect how the future will run in terms of precedence, for the officers carrying out the process? Good luck though!

  3. Zambians, we are so DWANZY!!! In other words STU.PID, right under our BIG NEGROID NOSES we have someone receiving our money for nothing for months on end if not coming up to years now, & WE ARE BLO.ODY SO LAID BACK!!! As Zedians we used to make so many jokes over our neighbours in Nyasaland – well here is one of them HAVING THE LAST LAUGH – ALL HE HAS TO DO IS LAY BACK ON HIS BACKSIDE IN ONE OF OUR FIVE STAR HOTELS FOR AS LONG AS HE CAN DREAM, & we are still bowing our heads to him going “Hachimwene!!”

    • MY DEAR IT WAS NOT HIS FAULT. CHISANGA SUSPENDED A DUE PROCESS. THERE ARE MANY WAYS IN WHICH WE LOSE MONEY. RB WAS BUSY EXTERNALISING MONIES FROM OIL REVENUES AND YOU WERE JUST QUIET. EVEN WHEN HE IS IN COURT YOU ARE STILL SUPPORTING HIM. WHAT SERIOUSNESS DO YOU WANT TO DISPLAY HERE. IN FACT THE COURTS OF LAW ARE FOND OF DELAYING CASES. WE ONLY HOPE WHATEVER THE RULING COMES OUT

  4. If the Supreme Court under the family tree rules in favour of the state, then Zambia is completely caged by Mmembe the h.o.mo, mutembo the dull person in public (DPP), Kabimba the HIV transmitter and Sata the Muchinga president mascara ding as zambian president.

    In any case Sata is stinkingly foolish and corrupt, the most foooooolish of all presidents in the world of all time in the past and to come. That foolish chief injustice should be shot in the head to teach them a lesson.

    Sata is a scandal

  5. The Question & answer are clear cut unless one can’t read the English in our constitution – The President (NO MATTER HOW MUCH POWER HE HAS) CAN’T SUSPEND JUDGES & CALL FOR A TRIBUNAL with out the RECOMMENDATION from the Chief Justice!!!! To change this , one has to go to Parliament & change the Laws!!!!
    Unless the Supreme Court bench has been “Oiled”, will they succumb to such Kaponya machinations!! Which will JUST GET US GOING ROUND & ROUND IN CIRCLES!!!!!!

  6. people you dont have to wait for the judgement.. i know the outcome already by looking at the handshake in picture..hahahahah

  7. Sata at work. This is just half way into his first term, by 2016, the bwato would have drowned everyone 🙂

  8. Chisenga, I fully agree with you my friend, Why are some bloggers making stupid remarks .why did they keep quiet when RB and his henchmen were busy stealing billions of kwachas. let the court decide on the ruling and just wait for the verdict .please leave the honourable judge Chikopa alone.

  9. wats wrong with bembas kansi?these chaps think they
    are thr to stay…bakabolala,bakawalala,mbava,masholi
    basakala nyonko…yaba bt bembaz they make me wonder.

  10. Is it true that the Zambian Supreme Court in it’s verdict went further to appoint Judge Chikopo as Zambia’s eternal judge?

  11. This is the problem with our courts…..Abena judge Musonda,Mutuna and kajimanga were fulish chaps!!

  12. This is 22:35hrs and you guyz are still holding onto this item. Judgement was delivered three and half hours ago but you not reporting. What are you waiting for? You have even let the foolish Dogs report confusing account of the judgement. Im quite disapointed with you maguys. Come on give us your version . This HOT STUFF!

  13. dont insuit us jst bco we ar
    bembas, chimpompocho mu
    sana hobe, it shows that u wer nt tot
    maners by yo parents

  14. ok this is vague and I don’t htink a supreme court should be giving such vague rulings.Just tell ius is Chikopa finally going or will he continue using tax payers monies.BTW where did the funds for salaries for the 4 tribunal members come from?

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