Yes Kabimba must resign – LAZ

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) says calls for Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba to step down in view of the tribunal that has been set up to probe allegations of abuse of office and breach of the oath of secrecy are justified.

LAZ president James Banda has told QFM News in interview that Mr Kabimba’s stepping down will ensure a fair hearing and that people sitting on the tribunal will not feel intimidated.

Mr. Banda points out that some witnesses to the tribunal will come from Ministry of Justice which Mr. Kabimba himself heads.

The LAZ president has however expressed happiness that Mr. Kabimba has shown willingness to be probed by the tribunal by welcoming its creation.

He says to this effect, LAZ trusts that the Judges sitting on the tribunal will handle the matter fairly and without intimidation.

Meanwhile, Mr. Banda has disclosed that the Law Association of Zambia has found valid points raised by former Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Lucky Mulusa in his recent letter to the Association seeking legal opinion over the legality of Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda and her Deputy Florence Mumba sitting on the Supreme Court bench that nullified his election.

Mr. Banda says his association also takes Mr. Mulusa’s points seriously and that the Association will be consulting with the lawyers that represented the former Member of Parliament.

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