No one is above the law-Lungu

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says no one is above the law and that any wrongdoer will have to go through the due process of law in some way.

He said he was not interested in sweeping justice under the carpet because he was also part of the country’s legal system.

President Lungu said this at State House when he received the first tribunal report from former Chief Justice Matthew Ngulube and the second report from former legal affairs minister Justice Fredrick Chomba yesterday.

The two tribunal reports relate to alleged incompetence and possible removal of High Court judges, Timothy Katenekwa and Emelia Sunkutu.

President Lungu said he would not sweep wrongdoing under the carpet.

“Thank you very much my Lords for having found time to bring to my attention these tribunal finding reports. I will take time to go through and look into the reports. Suffice to say that I will not make the findings of the report open to the public,” he said. President Lungu said he will not release the findings of the tribunal immediately until he has studied the reports and concerned parties heard.

President Lungu said justice should be seen to be done and therefore, he would not sweep any wrongdoings under the carpet but follow the law to the letter especially that he was part of the legal system of the country.

The two Tribunals were constituted by President Michael Sata to probe Judge Sunkutu and Judge Katanekwa for professional incompetency arising from delayed judgments.

Mr Sata (late) appointed Kitwe High Court judge, Lloyd Siame as an additional member of the tribunal constituted to probe the conduct of Justice Sunkutu and Justice Katenekwa.

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