The revelation that PF secretary general Wynter Kabimba and Solicitor-general Musa Mwenye connived to subvert and undermine the independence of the judiciary by writing a letter on behalf of PF to acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda drawing their legal opinion on nullification of Petauke, Malambo and Mulobezi parliamentary seats is a big smoking gun, says HP leader Brigadier –General Godfrey Miyanda.
Miyanda however said the real culprit into the matter was Kabimba who should be made to spill the beans, adding that another option was to hold an inquiry.
He personally felt vindicated over the saga because his comments led to the harangue he received when Kabimba featured on the UK Cross Fire Blog Talk Radio early this year.
“I had queried why the Minister of Justice used the attorney General’s chambers to give legal opinion to Messrs Elis and Company who had eminent lawyers such as State Counsel Bonaventure Mutale and wondered what the retainer for the AG’s chambers was, “he said
“Again during that debate the minister kept dodging issues. I had been asking him to indicate what process he used to get the Supreme Court to act on his instruction, who he met at the court, whether there was a Court Order and who signed it. This is the smoking gun in this saga as it lays bare direct interference with the judiciary, “Miyanda said. “The High Court public relations officer should not be charged but should be made to reveal who instructed him/her to write the letter she/he wrote, but again who directed the minister himself a lawyer, to behave in this unprofessional and ill-advised manner. Now you the major hurdle,” said Miyanda. He said the allegations themselves were very serious as they bordered on abuse or contempt of court, interference with the course of justice and possibly abuse of office.