THE Constitutional Court has allowed the State to engage a private counsel to defend a matter in which Judge Joshua Banda is challenging the decision to remove him from office as High Court judge. The Constitutional Court granted the State permission after it submitted recently that most State advocates, including the Attorney General and Solicitor General, were conflicted as they had a personal relationship with judge Banda. Judge Banda sued the State in the Constitutional Court last year, seeking an interim order to stay the President’s decision to remove him from the office of Judge of the High Court. He wants a declaration that the jurisdiction of JCC to hear complaints against judges does not extend to matters that happened…...

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