The Supreme Court has adjourned indefinitely the case in which it is supposed to hear a judicial review involving the three judges suspend by president Michael Sata in April this year.
The matter could not take off as some supreme court Justices were not present due to illness. The matter has been adjourned indefinitely, that is no date has been set when the matter will be heard.
In April this year, Sata suspended Supreme Court Judge Phillip Musonda and High Court justices Nigel Mutuna and Charles Kajimanga for alleged professional misconduct and appointed a tribunal chaired by Justice Chipoka to probe them.
The judges were suspended following a decision one of the judges made to order DPP Mutembo Ncito and Fredd Mmembe t0 pay back the K14 billion they owe the Development Bank of Zambia.
But the three judges challenged the decision through a judicial review, which acted as a stay of President Sata’s decision.
This is the third time the matter is postponed while the Malawian Judge who was imported to chair the tribunal is being feted at Pamodzi hotel and being paid daily allowances as if the tribunal is in sessions.
Just on Monday, Government spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni said Malawian judge Lovemore Chipoka will remain in Zambia until the stay before the courts of law is resolved.
Sakeni said concerns about the continued stay and expenditure on the Malawian judge are unfounded because Government had budgeted for his coming to Zambia.