Solicitor General Musa Mwenye Wednesday morning desperately searched for a straw to cling on as he was made to sink in the pool of legal ignorance and useful idiocy syndrome during the Wynter Kabimba tribunal.
Mwenye who sounded ignorant of the law applicable in Zambia regarding the functions of his office claimed the tribunal should be guided by Halsbury’s Laws of England which he lamentably failed to explain.
He said the Halsbury’s Law should be considered beyond the constitutional provision of Article 55 and 54 which creates the office of Solicitor General.
Mwenye who desperately wanted to save his master’s political career by trying to justify the duality of the two positions of PF secretary General and Minister of Justice was reminded by petitioners lawyers that there was no statute in Zambia that created the party and its government but the party was separate from government.
He later conceded that he gave the opinion to Wynter Kabimba as Minister of Justice and not as PF Secretary General.
He agreed with the sharp legal team of petitioners Lucky Mulusa and Brebner Changala that he would never have given the opinion to the Patriotic Front as doing so would have brought in issues of conflict of interest because the matters for which the opinion was being sought had potential for litigation against government.
Mwenye’s defense that the opinion rendered was not classified was defeated after petitioners lawyer Makebi Zulu made him read the two oaths of office.
Mulusa and Changala are represented by a youthful team of Makebi Zulu, Gilbert Phiri, Keith Mweemba and Nganga Yalenga. The tribunal resumes tomorrow.