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Silvia Masebo Tribunal Sworn in

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Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda receives an affidavit from Lusaka Judge-in-Charge Ernest Mutiyo during a swearing in ceremony of members of a tribunal tasked to investigate Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo at the High Court building in Lusaka
Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda receives an affidavit from Lusaka Judge-in-Charge Ernest Mutiyo during a swearing in ceremony of members of a tribunal tasked to investigate Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo at the High Court building in Lusaka

Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda has sworn in a three member tribunal appointed to probe Minister of Tourism and Arts Silvia Masebo’s alleged professional misconduct.

Acting Supreme Court Judge Rhoyda Kaoma will chair the tribunal which comprises Livingstone High Court Judge in-charge Ernest Mukulamutiyo and Lusaka High Court Judge Chalwe Mchenga as members and Mathew Zulu as Secretary.

This is in a matter in which former Minister of Transport and Communications William Harrington applied for judicial review of the State’s decision against setting up a tribunal to probe Ms. Masebo’s alleged professional misconduct.

And Justice Lombe Chibesakunda has appealed to the judges to discharge their work without fear or favour because the case to be investigated is a serious matter.

“Let me remind you that the assignment you are about to undertake is a serious one. You are to investigate Mrs Masebo’s conduct and you are expected to do this within 45 days,” Justice Chibesakunda said.

Meanwhile, Former Minister of Transport and Communications William Harrington expressed happiness that the tribunal has been set up.

Mr Harrington who is a petitioner in the matter commended the media for their relentless efforts to push for the tribunal.

“You guys should be commended for your work on this case. If it weren’t for your coverage, we wouldn’t have reached this stage,” he said.

Mr Harrington revealed that he has lined up 20 witness who will help him show that Mrs Masebo breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct.

Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda (second from right) poses for a group photo with Lusaka High Court Judge Chalwe Mchenga (left), Lusaka Judge-in-Charge Ernest Mutiyo and Acting Supreme Court Judge Rhoda Kaoma (right) after she swore in the members of a tribunal tasked to investigate Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo at the High Court building in Lusaka
Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda (second from right) poses for a group photo with Lusaka High Court Judge Chalwe Mchenga (left), Lusaka Judge-in-Charge Ernest Mutiyo and Acting Supreme Court Judge Rhoda Kaoma (right) after she swore in the members of a tribunal tasked to investigate Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo at the High Court building in Lusaka

4 COMMENTS

  1. This is what is expected and a normal way from the judiciary ,follow the procedure promptly and let no one cry foul because the chief justice is seen to be siding with anyone no

    let masebo clear her name,in the same way others had done before her

    infact a tribunal of the DPP muntembo nchito, judge wood, equally should be set up, there is too much dirty finger pointing on these of ficers,

  2. “Acting chief Justice appoints acting supreme judge to Chair the acting of the movie of probing Sylvia Masebo” this would have been the Headline.

    Its a indeed a good move even though the Chairman of this Tribunal will be confirmed as Supreme Court Judge during the seating of this tribunal since its acting.

    Madam chibesakunda with due respect why do you chose to lower your integrity by fooling the people of zambia when you know that this will be acting. First this all move was fully opposed by the attorney General who is a PF cadre like you. When are we going to change and stop acting. That tribunal is being funded using taxi payers money so please stop acting. This is the same thing that happened to Hamahundu who you confirmed during the seating of the tribunal in order to do…

  3. Kindly set up one for the rda chairman and director for giving pave road a contrct to renovate the chingola solwezi road when they new that the indian had no equipment.

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