President Edgar Lungu has pledged to ensure that justice prevails in the country.
The President said no one was above the law hence any wrong doer will have to go through the due process of trial in some way.President Lungu said this at State house today when he received two tribunal reports on the alleged incompetence and possible removal of High Court Judges, Timothy Katenekwa and Emelia Sunkutu.He said he will not release the findings of the tribunal immediately until he has studied the reports and concerned parties heard.
The Head of State said the public will be informed of the finds and recommendations of the tribunal whether the reports were positive or negative.He said he would ensure that there was transparency in the dispensation of justice in the country.
President Lungu said he will never allow a situation where ‘dirt is swept under the carpet’ as this will disadvantage other people.He said the efficiency the tribunal has exhibited should be emulated by all other tribunals as this will ensure that justice prevails in the country.President Lungu has since thanked the tribunal for releasing the reports and bringing them to his attention.
In September 2013 the late President Michael Sata appointed two tribunals to probe the Ndola High Court Judges Emelia Sunkutu and Timothy Katanekwa.President Micheal Sata suspended the two Ndola High Court Judges.
The tribunal, which was set up to probe Judge Emelia Sunkutu was chaired by former Chief Justice Matthew Ngulube while the one set up to probe Justice Timothy Katenekwa was chaired by Justice Frederick Chomba.
And speaking before presenting the reports to the President, Justices Ngulube and Chomba tribunal said the reports were completed last year and could not be presented due to circumstances beyond their control.
Justices Lloyd Siame and Bobby Bwalya were members of the two tribunals while Charles Kafunda was their Secretary.