Judge Malila, Wood given ultimatum to resign

Judge Malila, Wood given ultimatum to resign

Patriotic Front Cadre Chanoda Ngwira has written to Supreme Court Judges Mumba Mailila and Albert Wood to resign following their witness statements in Mutembo Nchito’s case against his dismissal as Director of Public Prosecution.

Ngwira has given the two Judges a five day ultimatum failure to which he would commence private prosecution.

This is in the case that Mutembo has challenged his dismissal by President Edgar Lungu in the Constitutional Court.

In his witness statement Justice Malila stated that although one of the terms of reference for the tribunal that investigated Mutembo and recommended his removal as DPP included an allegation that he entered a nolle prosequi in the case of the People v Dr. Rajan L. Mahtani , no one consulted him before the tribunal was constituted.

He said he was surprised that Mutembo was arrested as a result of a nolle prosequi which he entered in Dr. Mathani ‘s vase when it was him as Attorney General then, who directed him to do so.
“Mr. M. Nchito SC had referred the matter involving The People v Dr. R.L Mathani and Mr. John Sangwa and sought guidance on how to proceed because he could not deal with it himself and it raised an issue involving public policy,” Justice Malila stated.

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    Now the International community must be confused about justice in Zambia. Yesterday the Opposition cried foul on the misinterpretation of the 14 days in 2016 where the court knows that government does not work on Saturday and Sunday. Today Judges for standing for the truth are told to resign. What is Justice?

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    Tommy 2 weeks ago

    This is a nincompoop

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    Who is he to instruct the learned judges what to do?? It seems now cadres have more power than the judges!!

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    robmwale 2 weeks ago

    WHICH COURT WILL ACCEPT NGWIRA ‘S PRIVATE PROSECUTION PAPERS? NGWIRA MUST STUDY LAW FIRST AND GO TO ZIALE? HE MUST CONSULT MOSHO OR LUNGU BEFORE HE UTTERS THOSE STATEMENT?
    DOES HE NOT KNOW HE CAN be cited for contempt?

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    robmwale 2 weeks ago

    does he know how Judges are removed or ask to resign? if the Supreme Jdges refuses to resign, what will Ngwira do?
    My advice to the Judges is that they shopuld not resign. Ngwira has no mandate…… Zambians , a cadre embarrassing YOUR LODYSHIPS…..

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    robmwale 2 weeks ago

    is what capacity is Ngwira suing the Supreme Court judges? let him start his private prosecution? anyway his leader has no fibre to tell him off…… Surely a cadre suing a Supreme Court Judge……. bane how did he get the witness statement from the case before the constitutional court? bane ba constitutionla court be realistic? Ngwira is not a party to the proceedings? the state lawyers must challenge the inclusive of the written statements in the trial not Ngwira………… ngwira is very ignorant of the law…

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    Ngwira chinoda is not a zambian name, why are we allowing foreigners to distabilise us using our ownselves? On what platform is he standing to do that? Tell him try that in zimbabwe and see what happens to him.