THE decision by Attorney General Musa Mwenye to appeal against the ruling of Judge Mwinde Siavwapa who has lifted the suspension of two High Court judges Charles Kajimanga and Nigel Mutuna is an attempt to protect members of the cartel who have committed economic transgressions against Zambians, Julius Komaki has charged.
Mr Komaki, former Lusaka district PF strongman, said it was shocking that Mr Mwenye, a Government legal advisor could appeal against a judgment nullifying the suspension of Judges Kajimanga and Mutuna and their eventual reinstatement to their positions.
Mr Komaki said it was clear that Mr Mwenye had been instructed by members of the infamous cartel to prevent the two judges from resuming their duties because they (cartel) feared that the two judges would ensure that the K14 billion Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) case was brought to a logical conclusion.
Mr Komaki said the Patriotic Front (PF) wanted to know who authorized Mr Mwenye to appeal against Judge Siavwapa’s judgment because as a Government lawyer, he (Mwenye) was expected to defend the interests of the State.
He said the youths were aware that it was Judge Mutuna who ruled that the Post Newspaper owner Fred M’membe, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito, his brother Nchima and JNC obtained the K14 billion (unrebased) by fraudulent misrepresentation which should be paid back.
Mr Komaki said it was the wish of the youths in the country to know why Mr Mwenye had decided to block judges Mutuna and Kajimanga from resuming their duties by appealing against their reinstatement.
He said that it was surprising that Mr Mwenya who should have been happy with the ruling was instead running to the Supreme Court challenging the ruling of Judge Siavwapa.
“As youths, we demand to know who authorized Mr Mwenye to appeal Judge Siavwapa’s judgment that ordered the immediate reinstatement of Judges Mutuna and Kajimanga. For all we know, Mr Mwenye is a Government lawyer who should have been happy with the ruling. But we are not surprised because some members of the cartel could have instructed him to appeal because there are fears that the DBZ loan case could be taken to its logical conclusion. Umulandu taubola (a case does not rot) and no matter how long it will take, this money will be paid back to Zambians,” Mr Komaki said.
He said the cartel was still active as it had infiltrated most of the Government institutions and systems including the judiciary but that time was running out for them because soon, they would be made to account for their economic transgressions.
He said it was annoying that Mr Mwenye was frustrating the recovery of the DBZ K14 billion loan by appealing against the reinstatement of the two High Court judges.
“We know that they want their cases to be handled by their friends in the judiciary but our courts have proved to be judicious on countless times. Judge Siavwapa’s ruling was on the mark about the Judge Lovemore Chikopa Tribunal and that is why he ordered the reinstatement of the two judges. But let them [cartel] know that Zambians will get back their money and our judiciary will not be manipulated,” Mr Komaki said.