Thursday, February 22, 2024

Lusaka High Court Judge Timothy Katanekwa Suspended by President Hichilema

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Lusaka High Court Judge Timothy Katanekwa has been suspended with immediate effect by President Hakainde Hichilema. The decision to suspend Judge Katanekwa follows a recommendation by the Judicial Complaints Commission, and the President has exercised his authority in accordance with Article 144, Sub-article three of the Constitution.

The suspension was confirmed in a statement released by State House Chief Communications Specialist Clayson Hamasaka. President Hichilema has taken this action based on the findings and recommendation of the Judicial Complaints Commission, aligning with constitutional provisions.

The decision to suspend a High Court Judge underscores the government’s commitment to upholding the integrity of the judiciary and ensuring accountability within the legal system. The specifics leading to Judge Katanekwa’s suspension have not been disclosed at this time.

31 COMMENTS

  1. ARREST BRIAN MUSHIMBA OVER THE FAKE TRAFFIC CAMERAS WITH THE LEBANESE. He’s worth over $1.5 million boasting of buying a $500,000 house in the USA. Extradite him.

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    • Now HH is listening to wise citizens. Don’t be shy to say THANKS Bishop Mpundu.
      Don’t be shy my friend HH.
      …Yours next presido Nostra.

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    • @Nostradamus: Whether this was the right thing to do or not, I disagree with a president having this sort of power. Basically, this gives the Zambian president the power to be a tyrant as he already can do whatever he wants with the treasury (which is how Satan and Mutawire looted us into US $33billion debt), control the military, and evidently also the judiciary. This law was put in place by Frederick Chipuba to make judges compliant to him. I have disagreed with this ever since law, and it should revoked. The fair way to discipline judges is to try them in a parliamentary committee, and once the evidence is produced, and the arguments are made, the bugger can be impeached from the office by the people’s representatives in the full parliament.

  2. It looks like he’s trying to manufacture reasons for the suspension of the cadre Judge. No one knows who complained about him, neither does anyone know which panel heard the complaint and who the witnesses were and when that happened because it never did. The UPND have administration is a serious fraud and joke. Perhaps the rogue Judge has outlived his usefulness because this is the same person who sat on many cases at the Industrial & Labour Relations Court

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    • @Ayatollah: Asshol, you need to read. It states clearly that “The decision to suspend Judge Katanekwa follows a recommendation by the Judicial Complaints Commission, and the President has exercised his authority in accordance with Article 144, Sub-article three of the Constitution”. This was not the doing of HH; all he did was act on a recommendation. As I have said, I disagree with any president having this power, because it compromises the independence of the judiciary. As exhibit A, I give you the disgraceful decision to allow Mutawire to run for president in 2020. Motivated by their venality, and fear of the him, the courts allowed him to run. Since he is not able exert such pressure now, I am sure the bugger will be barred for 2026

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    • @Deja Vu, Katanekwa is corrupt and it’s likely he’s crossed and was about to give the PF a favourable judgement then HH got wind of it. You know that he only strikes those that cross his path. Have you forgotten how he behaved on Mumbi Phiri? He fired the Judge when he was about to acquit her and went on to arrest him. What happened to the case? That’s Kainde for you. Don’t be deceived, why has he left out Judge Chilombo when their behavior is the same?

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    • Ayatollah

      Well put & illustrated from you. HH’s right-hand is always out of sync with his left-hand. And vice versa!! He seems to be all over right now.

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    • @Deja Vu: MOFO the world does not revolve around your ass. You do not have to like everything, or for that matter anything, for it to be relevant. HH did his duty, by exercising a tyrannical law that I hate. However, the law is the doing of your fellow tribesman, the Congolese pygmy, Titus Chabala Kafupi, operating under the stolen identity of Frederick Chiluba. He had the law enacted so that he could discharge his tribally driven agenda to loot the country, without having to worry that an independent judiciary might check his nasty ass..

    • @Deja Vu: MOFO the world does not revolve around your ass. You do not have to like everything, or for that matter anything, for it to be relevant. HH did his duty, by exercising a tyrannical law that I hate. However, the law is the doing of your fellow tribesman, the Congolese pygmy, Titus Chabala Kafupi, operating under the stolen identity of Frederick Chiluba. He had the law enacted so that he could discharge his tribally driven agenda to loot the country, without having to worry that an independent judiciary might check his nasty ass…..

    • @Deja Vu: Sata, like Simon Kapwepwe before him, was an open tribalist. What is there to prevaricate about regarding an open and shut question. The motherf so hated Tongas that not only did he and Chipuba conspire to let as many cows as possible die of preventable foot and mouth disease in Southern Province, but he refused in the resulting famine the following year, stating that the “Tonga have cattle, they can sell them”. Meanwhile, when his tribesmen has food shortage, he would promptly take the maize produced by the Tonga to them. He spent milions of US dollars trying to implement animal husbandry to his area, without success. He tried to steal 2 districts from Southern Province. He complained that there were too many of his tribesmen in prison.

    • @Deja Vu: Sata, like Simon Kapwepwe before him, was an open tribalist. What is there to prevaricate about regarding an open and shut question. The motherf so hated Tongas that not only did he and Chipuba conspire to let as many cows as possible die of preventable foot and mouth disease in Southern Province, but he refused to help in the resulting famine the following year, stating that the “Tonga have cattle, they can sell them”. Meanwhile, when his tribesmen had food shortages, he would promptly take the maize produced by the Tonga to them. He spent milions of US dollars trying to implement animal husbandry in his area, without success. He tried to steal 2 districts from Southern Province. He complained that there were too many of his tribesmen in prison.

  3. Good morning. For the past ten years I have adminstored our late parents estate. We are four and we shared the rentals four ways. But some how my siblings didn’t trust me and took the matter to court where someone with some title of administrator general ruled that with that immediate effect rentals will be deposited with him for disbursement. Since February 2023 we haven’t been paid anything. The tenants have been paying as before
    We are given all sorts of explanations each time we go there. Who can help us in this matter.

  4. What did he do and what did Barry do. Did they refuse to follow Hichilema’s dictatorial commands? The only way Zambians will have justice is when the president stops appointing and disappointing Judges.

    • Very true. The presidency or Executive should lay off the Judiciary. They should lay off the media!! We voted for Democracy not for Kim Il Sung!!

  5. Katanekwa is the judge who connived with Rupiah Banda to get Chiluba off the hook for plundering state coffers buying 400 high hilled shoes, 007 bambas and thongs, new kacha handkerchiefs and all sorts of stupid things. I’m so happy he has been suspended, now they must arrest him.

    DeJavu, I do not understand your weird and tongue forked logic, Katanekwa is likely Lozi and HH is Tonga, so why would it be tribalism only when Sata fires the Lozi corrupt judge? Wena, uchile munyonga wa kapotoloha kacacani!

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    • Njangwamuloty, this is patently false. The judge you have in mind is Jones Chinyama who’s now on the Supreme Court bench. Judge Chinyama is a decent man. I do not think myself that he freed late Chiluba because he was innocent. It was a controversial judgment because Chiluba did not even give a sworn statement in his defence. Rupiah Banda must have pressured the then Magistrate Chinyama to free Chiluba because he thought it was going to deliver Luapula votes to Banda in the 2011 elections.

  6. Because he revealed hh schemes to destroy pf through registrar of societies, that is why he is suspended. Only gullible people think hh cares. Hh is a corrupt crook. Eeembwa ni hh

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    • In February 2023 on LT, you as mentally retarded Kaizer Zulu, said Judge Katanekwa was a UPND cadre because he approved an injunction to stop Given Lubinda from suspending “Kilometers Sampa”. With what you are now concluding, it is crystal clear that you are a deranged person since August 2021.

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  7. This man should have not even risen to a high court judge, check those whose cases he presided over when he was at Ndola’s Industrial Relations Court!

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  8. HH stop firing people who are public servants without explaining to the public. We ditched the one party state because we wanted transparency. Dont keep us in the past or we will ditch you for the future

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  9. Seems some people on this platform don’t seem to have good memory. Isn’t this the same judge who was suspended by Sata? Looks like the judge has integrity issues.

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  10. The first republican president Dr Kenneth David Kaunda warned this nation by some people whom he feared that can divide this nation….Hard hearted

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