Acting Chief Justice continues playing games on apppointing Sylivia Masebo tribunal

Acting Chief Justice continues playing games on apppointing Sylivia Masebo tribunal

Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda has continued playing games of the petitiojn to appoint a tribunal to instigate Tourism Minsiter Sylvia Masebo .

In response to the petition by former communication minister William Harrington, Chibesakunda said there isn’t enough evidence on the allegations against Masebo’s to warranty the setting up of a tribunal.

harringtoneHarrington 2In her written response to Harrington, the acting chief justice referred to the ministerial code of conduct saying there must be enough evidence to show that a minster has breached the conduct.

She said she was not satisfied with the material Harrington has submitted so far. The acting chief Justice said Harrington should have for example given her sworn statements of what the witnesses would say in the tribunal.

But Harrington wrote back and told the acting chief Justice that he knows what the ministerial code of conduct state as it was made when he was a minister.

Harrington further reminded acting chief justice Chibesakunda that it was the same code of conduct he used to ask for a tribunal to investigate former minister of communication Dora Siliya so he understands it very well.

acting 1acting 2acting 3acting 4acting 5Harrington wondered why the acting chief justice is giving conditions when the former chief justice did not give such difficult conditions when he set up the Dennis Chirwa tribunal to investigate Siliya.

Harrington said it would be foolish of him to start circulating evidence of would be witnesses as suggested by the acting Chief Justice.

Harrington said he has fulfilled the condition required by the law to set up a commission of inquiry and is waiting for the acting chief Justice to set up the tribunal.

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