President Michael Sata must abide by his own precedence and immediately suspend Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba from his position, following the establishment of a tribunal to probe his conduct was already sworn in.
Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) president
Andrew Ntewewe said the President should allow the tribunal to operate without any suspicion of interference from the minister.
“President Sata already set precedence for himself when he suspended the three judges -High Court Judges Nigel Mutuna, Charles Kajimanga and Supreme Court Judge Philip Musonda soon after the constitution of the Malawian Judge Lovemore Chikopa tribunal was set.
So we expect him to follow the same channel and allow for the operations of the newly sworn in ‘Kabimba’ tribunal to operate without any interference or suspicions thereof,” he said. Yesterday, acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda swore in a four member tribunal to probe Kabimba after the initial attempt to have them sworn in by President Michael Sata last week failed. The four member team to be led by High Court Justice Evans Hamaundu also included Judges Getrude Chawatama, Justine Chashi and Supreme Court Deputy Director Mark Zulu, who is the secretary for the tribunal.