“We Can Still Impeach President Sata For Suspending The Three Judges” Opposition Parties

A consortium of opposition Political Parties in the country says impeaching President Michael Sata remains an option as it is evident that he has seriously breached constitutional and warrants the President to be impeached according to Zambezi fm.

The opposition political parties being led by Alliance for Development and Democracy President Charles Milupi said Mr. Sata has breached the supreme Law of the land on several occasions and the recent one being the suspension of three Judges.

Mr. Milupi said the opposition will fight that decision at all cost as Mr. Sata suspended the three Judges that include Supreme Court Judge, Philip Musonda and two High Court judges, Charles Kajimanga and Nigel Mutuna.

The three judges have been suspended and a tribunal has been constituted which will be headed by a High Court from Malawi to investigate alleged corruption in the judiciary.

During a Joint Press Briefing yesterday, the Parties that include Hakainde Hichilema President of United Party for National Development, Sakwiba Sikota of United Liberal Party and Zambia Direct Democracy Movement Edwin Sakala categorically rejected the appointment of Malawian Judge to lead the Tribunal.

Others present were Kabinga Pande representing Movement for Multi Party Democracy acting President Michael Mabenga and one representative of the Heritage Party.

The Opposition has also called for the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mtembo Nchito to resign with immediate effect for failure to operate professionally.

They cited the walking away from the court room while a case involving Zambian Airways and The Development Bank of Zambia was in session as an act which they described as unprecedented for a custodian of the law.

Judges Nigel Mutuna who issued a judgment that ordered DPP Mutembo Nchito and Post Newspaper owner Fred M%u2019membe to pay back the 14 billion Kwacha loan they owe the Development Bank of Zambia through the defunct Zambian Airways.

Meanwhile, Information, Broadcasting and Labor Minister Fackson Shamenda has accused the former ruling party the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) to be solely responsible of the current mistrust of the Judiciary in the country.

Mr. Shamenda accused the opposition MMD of instigating criticism in country on the decision by President Michael Sata to set up a tribunal to investigate three prominent judges accused of misconduct in the country.

Mr. Shamenda told a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that the PF government%u2019s decision to have reforms in the Judiciary is in response to both local and international calls for reforms in the Judiciary of the country.