9.5 C
Alba Iulia
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Justice Malila is right man for the job- Mwenye

General News Justice Malila is right man for the job- Mwenye

Former Attorney General Musa Mwenye says Justice Mumba Malila is exactly what this country needs in the office of Chief Justice.

Mr. President Hakainde Hichilema yesterday announced the appointment of Justice Dr Malila, a highly respected legal brain, as Chief Justice subject to ratification by the National Assembly.

Mr. Mwenye served as Solicitor General at the time when Dr Malila was the Attorney General of Zambia.

“I succeeded him as AG. Knowing his work ethic and acumen, Justice Malila is exactly what this country needs in that office at this time,” said Mr. Mwenye.

He said special commendations to President Hakainde Hichilema for making this extremely fitting appointment.

“For those who may not be aware, Dr. Justice Malila SC was bold enough to write a scholarly critique of the judiciary of which he was a part and also published a candid book on his time on the bench.”

He added, “At a time when so many jurists sacrificed their principles on the alter of political expedience Justice Malila, who is a distinguished Cambridge scholar, maintained his moral campus.”

“As a lawyer, I’m extremely hopeful and optimistic.”

25 COMMENTS

  1. Musa Mwenye now seems to agree with everything that Bally does. I don’t think Musa has been amongst the best Solicitors General. I will be lying if I say I was impressed with his work. We kicked him out together with RB. Some of the decisions that office supported were quite baffling

    3
    12
  2. Yes, he is the right man for the job, Musa. Mumba Malila was on the panel of 3 Supreme Court judges who restored the guilt of Austin Liato in the K2 million cash cache found buried at his farm in Mwembeshi. The Daily Nation newspaper spreads the lie that Judge Malila sat alone and do not even hv the decency to withdraw the lie. Liato was freed by 3 High Court judges in a parochial judgement that lacks judicial erudition. Liato is a free man due to an Edgar Lungu pardon.

  3. I expected Mumba Malila to be appointed the next CJ and this appointment has just come at the right time. I am very certain Parliament will ratify the man. In the past we had some difficulties with some judgements that came out of our courts it looked obvious that ECL had compromised most members of the bench. The next to be looked at is the ConCourt.

  4. I will forever remember his advice as Attorney General to Ms CliDoris Slit then Minister of Communications regarding the purchase of equipment for the airport, he stated and quote: “It’s a nullity”. When the most dishonourable Ms CliDoris was asked what she understood by the word “NULLITY”, she said it means “since when” in her native Nsenga. The judge almost fell off his bench!

    6
    2
  5. Recent appointees by HH:
    Denny Kalyalya- BOZ Governor
    Marshal Muchende- Solicitor General
    Mulilo Kabesha-Attorney General
    Vincent Malambo- Judicial Complaints Commission
    Mumba Malila-Chief Justice
    Mwikisa- Judicial Service Commisiom

    Ndelolesha fye…….

    2
    2
  6. Spaka @ 9, u’re not making sense. A judge only speaks on matters that are taken to court for their determination. All matters related to Edgar Lungu’s misdeeds were heard by the Constitutional Court where Mumba Malila does not sit.

  7. #10  Nemwine 
    November 18, 2021 At 11:07 am

    “Spaka @ 9, u’re not making sense. A judge only speaks on matters that are taken to court for their determination. All matters related to Edgar Lungu’s misdeeds were heard by the Constitutional Court where Mumba Malila does not sit…”

    There were other well publicised matters that did not go to court and are only now going concerning human rights, for which malila is qualified in …….

    “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it…”

    Albert Einstein

  8. This is an excellent nomination the entire legal fraternity applauds this he has held his own and let the doubters chill…his cv is rich and even as others pandered under ngos, social media and laz….he remained resolute not even the attempts by RB and his cronies to send away in foreign service swayed his thinking….kudos….excellence knows no tribe…

  9. Still appointing from clique of thieves. The Lusaka mafias. Malila, Malambo etc, all those are corrupt hyenas.
    Even Syambikula could have been better Chief Justice than this Mutembo-Malila, same piece of sh!t.
    HH leave those things in Lusaka, go get brains from Livingston, Mansa, Kalabo, in rural areas.
    Mumba only deserves a job because he lost a wife.

    1
    6
  10. Nemwine # 9

    SPAKA# 10 – has to be ignored all the time. He is a quack that sits 24/7 waiting for articles to be published and jumps on with his lies, frustrations and nonsensical repetitive comments. You have corrected and exposed him , and look how he has diverted the subject to bring in a quote from Albert Einstein. The only person who does not know that SPAKA is not sick, is himself SPAKA.

  11. I thought Prof Kenneth K Mwenda would be recommended for the High Court Judge position, he is a Rhodes scholar and has a higher doctrate and has written many books

    1
    2
  12. Spaka @ 11, how would judge Mumba Malila hv pronounced himself on matters that didn’t go to court even if they were well-publicized? Are u sure that’s the proper role of a judge no matter how well-qualified they are?

  13. #14  Hula-Hoop 
    November 18, 2021 At 12:14 pm

    “Nemwine # 9

    SPAKA# 10 – has to be ignored all the time. He is a quack that sits 24/7 waiting for articles to be published and jumps on with his lies, frustrations and nonsensical repetitive comments. You have corrected and exposed him , and look how he has diverted the subject to bring in a quote from Albert Einstein. The only person who does not know that SPAKA is not sick, is himself SPAKA..”

    Exposed what imwe ba saluosi……?

    Some people just have dullness allover their DNA……

  14. #16  Nemwine 
    November 18, 2021 At 12:48 pm

    “Spaka @ 11, how would judge Mumba Malila hv pronounced himself on matters that didn’t go to court even if they were well-publicized? Are u sure that’s the proper role of a judge no matter how well-qualified they are?.”

    It is not only matters that are in court that the judge could have voiced his opinion……….

    There were many matters concerning human rights that were not in court…….

    1
    1
  15. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    Is this the same Mumba Malila who was an AG (or DPP) at some stage and was part of the infamous ‘cartel’ with Mutembo Nchito, and was cozy with Fred Mmembe? I tend to remember he had a falling out with one of the presidents… anyone remember the details? Where is Mutembo Nchito by the way? I hope he has left some of those skeletons behind. But I also remember him in the corruption CoE of Dora Siliya, and the man came out unscathed with his integrity intact.

    I read his resume at Zambia Observers and it reads very rich and deep with lots of experience, although he seems to be more experienced in commercial/business law; and human rights… but he has a good mix of academic theory and practical experience in commercial and on the bench.

    John Sangwa must be disappointed as he was…

  16. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    My hope is that he does something about that Lungu Kangaroo court called ConCourt… is he above those stooges? He better get rid of the entire lot (unless their appointments are life).

  17. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    To Spaka’s defence of his question, the article says Dr. Justice Malila SC was “…bold enough to write a scholarly critique of the judiciary of which he was a part of…“. So yes Spaka is right to question why then was he silent during Lungu’s crimes and illegalities (including not relinquishing power to the CJ during the presidential petition and payment of ministers)? He could have said something or resigned in protest and out of principle… I bet he was busy protecting his job and his salary.
    Very few (if any) have absolute integrity in Zambia… they all sacrifice some when their jobs are on the line, which is sad.

  18. Womanising Attorney General Malila appointed Supreme Court Judge
    8 April 2014 17:07
    malila
    President Michael Sata has appointed womanising Attorney General Mumba Malila as Supreme Court Justice pending rubber-stamping by Parliament.

    Information reaching the Watchdog is that the M’membe Wynter Kabimba wants Malila to eventually take over as Chief Justice.

    By convention and normal practice, lawyers are first appointed as High Court Judges before being promoted to the Supreme Court.

    Sata has appointed Solicitor General Musa Mwenye as Attorney General to replace Malila. Mwenye is also pending ‘ratification’ by Parliament.

    Government sources have disclosed that Sata has already written to parliament to start the process of rubber-stamping.

    Source said Chief State Advocate…

Comments are closed.

Latest News

Barbara Banda In Shepolopolo 2022 COSAFA Women’s Cup Squad

Shepolopolo Zambia coach Bruce Mwape has announced a 33-member provisional squad for the 2022 COSAFA Women’s Championship to be...

More Articles In This Category