- by Mukosha Funga on 16 Dec 2017by Diggers Reporter on 16 Dec 2017by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 15 Dec 2017by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 14 Dec 2017
- Goal Diggers
- by Mirriam Chabala on 14 Dec 2017by Mirriam Chabala on 13 Dec 2017by Diggers Reporter on 11 Dec 2017by William Chileshe on 8 Dec 2017
- by Mukosha Funga on 16 Dec 2017by Diggers Reporter on 14 Dec 2017by Mukosha Funga on 13 Dec 2017by Mukosha Funga on 12 Dec 2017
- Editor's Choice
- by Diggers Editor on 10 Dec 2017by Diggers Editor on 8 Dec 2017by Diggers Editor on 6 Dec 2017by Diggers Editor on 2 Dec 2017
- by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 12 Dec 2017by Mirriam Chabala on 5 Dec 2017by Diggers Reporter on 30 Nov 2017by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 29 Nov 2017
- Guest Diggers
- by Chibamba Kanyama on 26 Nov 2017by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 18 Nov 2017by Ambassador Eric Schultz on 13 Nov 2017by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 9 Nov 2017
JCC must release report on 3 ConCourt judges, demands UPNDBy Sipilisiwe Ncube on 12 Oct 2017
UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma has demanded that the Judicial Complaints Commission should immediately release a report on the complaint filed by members of the public against three Constitutional Court judges.
In a statement today, Kakoma stated that the three ConCourt judges should be held accountable for making the public lose confidence in the Judiciary.
“As you may be aware, several members of the public made submissions related to corruption, biasness, incompetence and unprofessionalism allegedly committed by three Constitutional Court judges, namely: Anne Mwewa Sitali, Palani Mulonda and Mulenga Mungeni to the Judicial Complaints Commission (JCC) during and after the 2016 election. The complainants appeared before the Commission and submitted their evidence,” Kakoma stated.
“So far no report has been released and we wonder why this commission which is drawing allowances from tax payers has decided not to release the report to date. We, therefore, in the interest of the public demand that this commission releases the report on the complaints filed against the said 3 constitutional court judges with immediate effect.”
Kakoma stated that failure by the commission to release the report in time would create leeway for people to conclude that the commission was working with the said judges.
“If the commission will not do so, we will conclude that it is also protecting the 3 constitutional court judges who citizens accused of being corrupt, incompetent and unprofessional. We strongly call on the commission not to fall prey to being called as another corrupt and unprofessional body that is there only to defend or conceal complaints against judicial officers. The country is well aware that it is because of the uncoordinated behavior of the three (3) constitutional court judges that literally led to our Nation degenerating into political tension,” he stated.
“It is unfortunate that the commission which receives complaints against its officers should delay or conceal such a report. We call upon all well meaning Zambians to join us in asking the Judicial Complaints Commission to release the report on the three (3) constitutional court judges who should be held accountable for making the public lose confidence in the judiciary.”
Kakoma stated that the judges failed to deliver timely justice in the UPND petition against President Edgar Lungu’s failure to hand-over power to the Speaker when the presidential petition was filed.
“How can one describe judges that fail to deliver justice in and on time when matters are filed before them; matters such as the President handing over power to the speaker when a presidential petition is filed in? This is what the constitutional court judges failed to do in 2016. Up to now, the court has not ruled on a UPND application on why the sitting President did not hand over power to the Speaker of the National Assembly when the Presidential election petition was lodged in the Constitutional Court one year ago,” stated Kakoma.
“What the Constitutional Court has done is to rule on another case brought by General Godfrey Miyanda. But even in the Miyanda case, the Constitutional Court failed to provide remedies after establishing that constitutional provisions were breached. What should happen to people that breach the Constitution? The constitutional court is silent in its ruling in the Miyanda case. When UPND asked them to guide on the same in 2016, they failed to do so. If that is not being incompetent or corrupt, then what is it? The Judicial Complainants Commission must therefore release the report on the 3 Constitutional Court judges who the public have complained against.”
About Sipilisiwe Ncube
Sipilisiwe Ncube is a Zambian journalist with a background in radio news.
Email: sipilisiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
- New US Envoy pledges support towards electoral reforms - 15 Dec 2017
- I respect Lungu but I will insult him if he wants me to – Musenge - 14 Dec 2017
- PF cadres attack NDC officials at 5fm - 14 Dec 2017
- ZAM disapproves Pilato’s Koswe Mumpoto song - 13 Dec 2017
- COBUSU members have been suspended for causing riots – Luo - 13 Dec 2017
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
- «December 2017»
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend