LAZ to hear DPP Nchito ‘s professional misconduct in his absence

LAZ to hear DPP Nchito ‘s professional misconduct in his absence

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) says it will proceed with its scheduleJuly 16 hearing on a matter Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito is facing allegations of professional misconduct.

LAZ president James Banda says matter will be heard by the association’s Legal Practitioners’ Committee whether Mr. Nchito appears before the committee or not as the case is still active.

Mr. Nchito has already written to LAZ explaining that he is above such committees and as such can’t appear before them for disciplinary charges.

Mr. Banda has however affirmed that the Legal Practitioners’ Committee is not stopped from hearing such cases as the DPP is facing if Mr. Nchito does not exercise any other options as provided for under the LAZ regulations.

The second summoning of the DPP is a follow up on a complaint to LAZ by Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Lucky Mulusa who complained to the association that Mr. Nchito allegedly lied to the parliamentary select committee when he was being screened for his current job by the parliamentary select committee.

The latest summons dated 30th May 2013 also indicate that LAZ has changed venue from Lusaka to Ndola City Council Chamber where he is expected to appear before a five man committee.

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