Supreme court postpones hearing of K14 b, tribunal cases

Supreme court postpones hearing of K14 b, tribunal cases

Malawian Judge Chikopa must be thanking his gods

The  Supreme Court  has adjourned to  August 28, 2012 the case involving the suspension of High Court Jugdes Charles Kajimanga and Nigel Mutuna as well as Supreme Court Judge Philip Musonda.

The Supreme Court has also deferred the matter involving the K14 billion which DPP Mutembo Nchito, Post newspaper owner Fred M’membe and other owe the Development Bank of Zambia.

The Supreme Court has however not given any reasons for deferring the cases to August 28 and October respectively.

The three judges have objected to President Micheal Sata’s decision to suspend them and in turn set up a tribunal for purposes of probing them over alleged misconduct.

The three judges sought an injunction against the move from the High Court but the state failed to have it overturned and thus decided to appeal to the Supreme Court.

This means that the Malawian Judge Lovemore Chikopa who was imported by President Sata to chair the tribunal continues to stay in the country as he awaits the Supreme Court ruling on the matter.

He is staying in luxuary at one of the five star hotels in the capital Lusaka.

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