The Constitutional Court has adjourned hearing of a matter in which former Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito has asked it to cite PF sympathiser Chanoda Ngwira for contempt of court for threatening two Supreme Court judges.
The Constitutional Court says Mutembo’s application can only be heard by a full bench of five judges but only three judges were present, hence the adjournment.
Mutembo had applied for leave in the Constitutional Court to commence contempt proceedings against Chanoda for threatening Supreme Court justices Mumba Malila and Albert Wood with criminal action if they did not step down.
He stated that Chanoda’s threats against the judges tended to lower the dignity of the Court.
Chanoda had written letters to justices Malila and Wood, threatening them with criminal action for giving witness statements in a matter in which Mutembo is challenging his removal as DPP in the Constitutional Court.
And when the matter came up for hearing, Thursday, justice Enock Mulembe adjourned the matter to November 20, this year, because they were only three judges present in court.
He said Mutembo’s application could only be heard by a full bench of five Constitutional Court judges.