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Tribunal to probe Mutembo Nchito sworn in

Headlines Tribunal to probe Mutembo Nchito sworn in

CHIEF Justice Ireen Mambilima has sworn in four judges to probe into the former DPP allegations of Mutembo Nchito's case. These are (from left to right) Judges, Anel Silungwe, Mathews Ngulube, Ernest Sakala and Mathews Zulu.
CHIEF Justice Ireen Mambilima has sworn in four judges to probe into
the former DPP allegations of Mutembo Nchito’s case. These are (from
left to right) Judges, Anel Silungwe, Mathews Ngulube, Ernest Sakala
and Mathews Zulu.

Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima has sworn in four members of the tribunal appointed to probe Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito.

The tribunal comprise three former Chief Justices namely Justice Anil Silungwe, Justice Matthew Ngulube, Justice Ernest Sakala and a Registrar of the High Court Matthew Zulu.

Justice Silungwe has been sworn in as Chairperson while Justices Ngulube and Sakala as members and Mr. Zulu as the secretary of the tribunal.

The quartet, who took oath in the Lusaka High Court this morning, said they will discharge the specified duties of the said tribunal faithfully and truthfully in accordance with the laws of Zambia.

And Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima expressed confidence that the four will discharge their duties in a fair and impartial manner and afford all the parties concerned a fair hearing.

She said the team comprise some of the best and experienced legal brains in Zambia who have served at highest level in the Zambia’s judicial system.

Justice Mambilima observed that the office of the DPP has come under intense debate in the recent past.

She further stated that the development has also led to citizens going to court to indict the DPP on various issues.

She said the events leading to the establishment of the tribunal were in the public domain as there have been publications and comments both in the print and online media on the holder of the office of the DPP.

On March 10, 2015 President Edgar Lungu appointed a tribunal pursuant to Article 58 (2) and (3) of the constitution to look into the matter of alleged misconduct by the DPP Mutembo Nchito.

CHIEF Justice Ireen Mambilima has sworn in four judges to probe into the former DPP allegations of Mutembo Nchito's case. These are (from left to right) Judges, Anel Silungwe, Mathews Ngulube, Ernest Sakala and Mathews Zulu.
CHIEF Justice Ireen Mambilima has sworn in four judges to probe into
the former DPP allegations of Mutembo Nchito’s case. These are (from
left to right) Judges, Anel Silungwe, Mathews Ngulube, Ernest Sakala
and Mathews Zulu.

72 COMMENTS

    • #prayforzambia

      May HH have peace and acceptance that he will always be the opposition. Thank You, Jesus.

    • Its not a fair team, will be biased, why only Easterners. ECL don’t think yu are too smat, be fair don’t be vindictive after all you were not and still is not presidential material. You were just put there by PF Minsters and supporters. Look at yo performance so far shocking. You have taken after yo father RB….. Immediately after inauguration, trip to Ethiopia, holiday in Mfuwe, other foreign trips. Yu are a let down.

      In 2016 plz don’t recontest don’t be like Mwanawasa. Anyway Mwanawasa refused ati ‘plz am sick can’t stand’ but Mollin said ‘no no yu have to stand yu like or not healthy or sick you have to stand’. Coz she wanted to stil.l more mone from the Zambian people and she did, she is one of the richest women in Zed

    • @Cycle Mata what you’ve said is true. It is okay to have the tribune but two of those Judges (Silungwe and Ngulube) were dropped as CJs for impropriety. Silungwe preceded over the Kambarage Kaunda case and acquitted him without declaring that the accused was a brother-in-law (being his wife’s cousin). As for Judge Ngulube, we all know how he inappropriately received money from the late FJT. A reason on whose basis he was forced to resign.

    • prayforzambia, do take note that the effects of poor governance and economic policies by those you love the most will only affect the most you and your fellow blind followers. It is great to note that even you who song the most has to be on a queue to access fuel. If by some chance you have DSTV connection, as you call it, you are crying the most due to poor kwacha performance. these are the issues and not HH you spend your time criticizing.

    • Zambia should focus on appointing tribunals that will resolve issues that are affecting the average Zambian, fuel shortage and the free falling kwacha. This are the urgent issue at hand needed to be addressed. Not tribunals that will serve the interest of one man, RB and his ultimate immunity. This should not even be making headline news.

      Get your priorities right Ba Zambia

  1. Swear in characters to probe the decline of our useless currency as well.It appears in Zambia your priorities are upside down.

    • EASTERN MBEBA TRIBUNAL SWORN IN BY AN EASTERNER
      PLEASE NO WONDER AM HAPPY
      NEVERS IS ABOUT TO EXPEL RB
      SALUTE NEVERS BUT JUST THE MINI CONVENTION IS WHAT IS BAD .
      2 PIPO FROM EACH DISTRICT NXAAA

  2. FINISH THE CARTEL AND LET NCHITO BE BURIED WITH KABIMBA AND M’MEMBE. HH UZALILA NO NOLLE FROM NCHITO OVER YOUR OP INFORMATION CLAIMS WAIT AND SEE. EL KOLOPA.COM

    • you are the worst zambian, all of the problems this country current have, you just think of the worst on any inocent HH. that why he will die too for plot evil on HH

  3. let the games begin!!!!!!! wapya munzi,its pay back time , what goes round must come back around.Thanks to Rupiah , the cartel need to dismantled, sort them out one by one. IFINTU NI LUNGU

  4. Another waste of money. Nothing will happen. Mutembo alina Nchito!!

    He is Miles (Not Sampa) ahead of them.

    They should spend more time in fixing the kwacha problem. Medicines in hospitals. fuel. retirees.burseries etc…

    • this tribunal is an Eastern tribunal. It has no national character at all, will everyone from one region. What a good way of sharing the national cake through seating allowances.

    • Just tell us who of your tribe is a former Chief Justice and has been left out.There is no way you can have in a tribunal junior characters to probe a powerful office like that of DPP.Michael Sata made a boob by appointing Chikopa who was a mere High Court Judge in Malawi to investigate a Supreme Court Judge Musonda.In judiciary like the Army, seniority is strictly observed.There is no tribalism here.

    • @8.2 Joe

      “There is no way you can have in a tribunal junior characters to probe a powerful office like that of DPP.”

      But you can allow a junior character to hold the office?
      What nonsense!

  5. you can run, but not forever , there is time for everything, nchito had his own time , he tought he was clever, You rip what you sow, so Mutembo is just ripping what he had sown. How tables turn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • @doss, you must be gleefully salivating at the prospect of seeing Mutembo answer the trumped-up charges…. so much so that you cannot even spell, lol! Kikikikiki…. My advise to you, is wait until you know who is holding the trump card….

  6. @#6 Chanda Chile….Please do not show your ignorance like some under 5 politician is doing regarding the Kwacha. The Dollar is faring very strongly against all major currencies.Look at the exchange rate against the Euro etc. It is not only the Kwacha.Do you know the effects of the USA’s QE(Quantitative Easing)? Before you blog your trash please do a bit of research on what is happing on the money market.

    • Even Britain did Quantitative easing , i think Zambia should also do it.

      HH is a clueless , text book moron , talking about scarce resources ,which person does not know that resources are always scarce. He can only f.ool his cult members.

    • The Under 5s know what is happening globally but they think and hope that perhaps they can chance an ignorant Zambian who will fall for their trash propaganda. Sorry most Zambians on this site are not as dull as yoself. They can see threw yo nose

    • Dubya my friend, you are the one who is ignorant. Do you an animal called inflation rate? Kikikikiki. Stop commenting on issuese you know very little about.

  7. THIS IS ANOTHER CIRCUS! CHECK HOW THIS CASE WILL END. ALL WHAT THESE GUYS ARE DOING IS TWISTING EACH OTHER’S ARMS SO THAT THEY GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, AND ACCEPT EACH OTHER’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON LOOTING THE NATION. THE CASE WILL FINALLY BE SQUASHED AND THE TWO PARTIES WILL COME TO TERMS, AND WILL CONTINUE TO PLUNDER OUR COUNTRY. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE ARE DEALING WITH CRIMINALS HERE. ALL THESE GUYS ARE THUGS!

    • What goes up must come down is only true if the force of gravity is not exceeded. Some of the spacecrafts that have been sent out to probe the universe have overcome the force of gravity and have not returned to earth but what is universally true is one of Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion propounded centuries ago “ to every action there is a reaction” applicable even in the absence of the force of gravity.

    • What goes up comes down….when an object is launched into space say to the moon, it ‘lands’ on the surface of the moon. So coming down does not necessarily mean coming back to earth. Special Relativity baba!

    • After half a century of launching things into space, there is a lot of stuff out there left to orbit into space after serving their intended purpose if they were not designed to land on the moon or planet e.g. the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3, or ISEE-3 for short. These will continue orbiting space until they collide with a comet or asteroid like the earth did some millions of years ago. So Baba they will never come down.

  8. In Boxing, it would be like Zambian Olympic Medalist Kennedy Kanyanta fighting the three former great & heavy weights, Mike Tyson, Evander Holy Fld & Lenox Lws.
    “Those would not actually fight but just sit on him & the fight will not go further”.
    Enjoy wisely.

  9. We have had several Tribunals in the past and nothing tangible came out other than spending money on Judges. This is a waste of time.
    Mutembo is a good Lawyer, he will bruise these guys if they are not prepared. Lungu should just have been honest to tell the Nation that he wants to free Mwana wa Nyoko from the court cases.
    Pay back time.

    • @15 Chikafya
      The problem is you talk without a basis. Just because Mutembo was dubiously made DPP and secured convictions by paid witnesses does not make him a good lawyer. Cheat those who do not Mutembo. Mutembo was a desk lawyer without clients but reading newspapers. He started writing a legal corner in the Post Newspaper and is how he became a lecturer to Mmembe who is reading law. This how the bond you see between Mutembo and Mmembe started. When Mmembe and Mark Chona cheated Mwanawasa about corruption fight, they recommended Mutembo for DPP after Mukelebai was hounded out of office. It is thus laughable and misleading to say Mutembo is a good lawyer. This tribunal just confirms that he was bad desk lawyer who jumped at MAMA NAVIONELANJI. LOMBA NIKUTE NO PULIKA NAKUNYA

    • Under estimate these legal gurus at your own peril…by the Eastern Power of Judges has a history…for some reason KK ensured the judiciary was predominately eastern. The same was for Permanent Secretaries, the Police and the Intelligence Chiefs were also always Eastern but a few…many said the Late Mama BK had a say in most of these appointments hence the predominance of easterners. Kapwepwe tried to fight this as did Musakanya both now late but KK went with his relatives and the rest is history so they say….

  10. This is not a waste of time Mutembo Nchito had to be stop together with his cartel friends they have messed up a lot of people in Zambia they thought they are above the law these men appointed are all former chief justices very experienced law men no one can question. Let the men from the east sort the arrogant DPP.

    • Jl, yu are bitter coz yo relative Mukelebai was fired. There is no need to be bitter, learn to forgive and move on. Nothing lasts forever, Mukelebai had to go and u too forgive and move on. Am sure yu have also wronged someone in yo life. Don’t keep grudges for so long, forgive and yu shall be forgiven.

      By the way how are the members of the so called Tribunal feeling all of them but 1 coming from East, they have no integrity and lack ethics. Surely those old men can’t see the situation obtaining in the Country and advise with wisdom? Mone knows no age ehh

  11. Our dull leaders of the patriotic front who are just concerned with the actions of their fellow zambians!!!! they are not concerned about the decline of the economy!!!!

    Pf is just wasting for money nonsense

    • Which waste of time? The chap has to tell this nation on all the allegations against him. He is not immortal. Lets hear him

    • If anything he and his friend are responsible for the current economic malaise as they helped to usher in the unsuitable late Sata who destroyed in three years all the economic gains brought about by the Mwanawasa and RB regimes. How is it that under RB the price of mealie meal was low, the Kwacha was stable, there was subsidies on fuel and mealie meal, farmers were being paid on time for their produce and new infrastructure was being built without irresponsible borrowing and yet some id1otic Zambians are still spewing the Membe rubbish that he was a thief and yet he left the country with the highest foreign reserves the country has ever had since gaining independence 50 years ago – all of which alas has been squandered by those that Membe help put into power.

  12. @ Dubya, your are just a demagogue. Truth be told. PF is at 6s and 7s.
    Like what Nawakwi would say chipante pante

    They have failed the economy lamentably or is it the economy that has failed them. There is no need for research here, the truth is there for all to see

    • Instead of wasting time here bloging rubi.sh, take time to read Reuters and other financial onlines! Dubya was just trying to show you to what extent the dollar gain has spread.

  13. how can you appoint two fomer chief justices that were forced to resign because of misconduct i.e getting money from chungu to pass judgements in favour of chiluba. Zamtrop account, its a pity that thieves and crooks are running the country. Changala had fake contracts with Min of Education where he was supplying fake chalk and over invoicing. He borrowed money to setup a chalk factory from govt nd has never paid back. These are the pipo dat can cry foul. What a shame. Dull zambians just follow blindly. Today Lungu’s son has been in south africa for over 30 days with boyguards staying at Shareton hotel ay a cost of K600000 doing deals with Henry. Yet u ignore all these coz Infintu ni Lungu. Two months only thing done is appoinments.

    • And your Mutembo Nchito does not want to pay back K14 million DBZ money,National Airports departure fees,rentals from various properties confiscated from various individuals. You want GRZ to ignore all this!!! Payback time baba.

    • The Truth Mary Tembo, which I doubt you are not Mary Tembo.
      What you are talking about is of no consequence. Do not mislead Zambians, M. Ngulube resigned because of his conscious and is what was expected of Mutembo. If Mutembo was of the conscious of Ngulube, this tribunal would not be there as he should have just resigned. But because of arrogance he will face the best ever legal brains this country has seen. This group will clear him if it determines that accusations on Mutembo are vexatious, trivial and political. These men are still bound by their ethical needs in terms of what is expected of them till death do part them with us.

  14. This is a waste of time and resources. There are other more important pressing issues requiring our immediate attention. Punkt!

  15. Can PF also be accountable and tell us how much tax payers money was wasted on Judge Chikopa. Is the Chikopa tribunal still alive?

    • Ask Mutembo Nchito,Fred M’membe and Winter Kabimba who duped President Michael Sata to institute this Chikopa tribunal.Zambia lost one of the most hard working Supreme Court Judges in the name of Musonda just because this cartel was calling the shots.Let them tell you how much was wasted.

  16. Chief Justice is from Eastern Province (do not be misled Mambilima is husband name; her maiden surname is Chirwa), the whole tribunal of 4 people sworn is from Eastern Province except for one person. The President is from Eastern Province. Ones hopes there will be impartiality!!

  17. Mutembo Nchito pursued former DPP Mukelabai on baseless accusations.He made sure a tribunal was set for Mukelabai.Mukelabai submitted himself to the tribunal and he was cleared of all wrong doing.However the tribunal decided that the work atmosphere was not conducive for Mukelabai and he was retired in national interest.Mukelabai who had just lost his wife had to relocate to SA leaving behind his grieving sweet little daughters with relatives.Mukelabai soon died from depression.This man deserves no mercy.He has been sending retirees to jail for seemingly innocuos allegations compared to what he himself now faces and M’membe would make sure he gets photos of the retirees as they climb the kasaranga prison truck and on the next picture is Mutembo grinning happily.

  18. Let justice prevail so that the man Mutembo gives the nation a clear card of allegations after the process.

  19. This is now buying time and driving attention from real issues like depreciating of the Kwacha and many more to this Mutembo Nchito’s case. Please get to work and sort out the many problems the Zambian people are facing.

    • In fact, the first thing Mutembo will do is to ask former CJs Mathew Ngulube and Ernest Sakala to recuse themselves from the Tribunal on the grounds that they will be biased against him considering the ignominious and disgraceful manner the duo vacated office. I suspect that he will argue, and rightly so, that he is not likely to receive justice at the hands of these former adjudicators. Consequently, the Tribunal will be hamstrung with all sorts of legalities, injunctions and stays right from the word ‘go’.

  20. WHY CANT THE DPP RESIGN ON MORAL GROUNDS IF HE HAS ANY MORALS LEFT IN HIM?

    IN THE FIRST PLACE, HE SHOULD HAVE DECLINED TO TAKE UP THE OFFICE OF DPP ON MORAL GROUNDS, AS ALL THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA ALREADY KNEW SOME OF THE ISSUES.

    WHY DID LATE MICHEAL (MHSRIEP) ALSO PROCEED TO APPOINT HIM WHEN HE VERY WELL KNEW THAT HE HAD GOVERNANCE AND MORAL ISSUES?

  21. I have a feeling Mutembo will again come out “TOP”. This guy is a top lawyer for sure. Watch this space!!!

    • Rubbish. Who told you that there no lawyer who can handle this Quack of a lawyer? You also watch this space Kolwe. Echo mutupikila abantu. You think when one becomes a lawyer then they are above the law…..nonsense

  22. @Joe

    It is PF govt which is accountable for its actions and not individuals in there. In any case, no one in PF govt ever argued against the Chikopa tribunal. Such thinking makes leaders not accountable for their actions!

  23. Mutimbo is not a top lawyer how many cases has he won? He name only came to be known when late mwanawasa gave their law firm that task force job there is nothing about them, those three men probing him are all former chief justices proper men of the law they will sort him out this is his down fall.

  24. I think it is safe to say that Sata was really radical in his governance. Mutembo Nchito must never have been appointed DPP in the first place.

  25. @15 Chikafya
    The problem is you talk without a basis. Just because Mutembo was dubiously made DPP and secured convictions by paid witnesses does not make him a good lawyer. Cheat those who do not Mutembo. Mutembo was a desk lawyer without clients but reading newspapers. He started writing a legal corner in the Post Newspaper and is how he became a lecturer to Mmembe who is reading law. This how the bond you see between Mutembo and Mmembe started. When Mmembe and Mark Chona cheated Mwanawasa about corruption fight, they recommended Mutembo for DPP after Mukelebai was hounded out of office. It is thus laughable and misleading to say Mutembo is a good lawyer. This tribunal just confirms that he was bad desk lawyer who jumped at MAMA NAVIONELANJI. LOMBA NIKUTE NO PULIKA NAKUNYA. This is it.

  26. The whole tribunal is fake-comprised at least of two commissioners whose conduct is corrupt.It is a way to get over RB’s cases coz it is a known fact that RB heavily funded the inept EL campaign.

    EL has sold PF for pieces of silver. I really now believe that EL is not the right man to preside over the affairs of our country. Iam certain most decisions are made over a bottle of whisky with the corrupt RB.

    The sad part of our politics is that they have not matured to a level where internally people can start questioning their leader. EL is indeed taking PF no where as all the key indicators are going in the opposite direction. Like RB I believe both of them were not ready to assume office at the time albeit for the misfortune of losing our Presidents. Please PF wake up before its too…

  27. Lungu wil be remembered as a shortest lived president and the worst brainwashed president. This time around PF-MMD will not Cheat northern, Muchinga and Luapula. Lusaka and Copperbelt are no longer strong holds for Former PF that died and burried with Sata. If Lungu was part of the core founders of PF could not behave in the manner he is doing things. where was Lungu when PF went through turbulence times in opposition? Lungu has never endured the suffering that the likes of Guy Scott, Kabimba and GBM went through. Lungu Will pay dearly come May. Lungu Is a tribalist and full of hatred. Kachasu has destroyed his liver and brain . Renal failure stage 3 compounded by diabetes is making Lungu making unwise decisions that are dividing the nation. Out of four panel three from Eastern. Madness

  28. annel silungwe is completely witmout morals nor any principles. He acquited a convicted murderer, kambarage kenneth kaunda. If I were in Nchito’s situation I would fight not to be probed by unprincipled chaff like silungwe and sakala. Are there no reputable judges in Zambia? This panel of judges is dead wood and untrustworthy.

  29. I can imagine how that unholy chap Mmembe is feeling! We shall ensure that all the criminals within the government system are wiped out! Aready that chap Musa Munyelo is gone, Mutomba is going, Galu Chikoti is out, Winter Kabwamba is out….and many more criminals will be purged in due course!

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