Nchito tribunal made public
The Tribunal set up to probe allegations of misconduct by suspended Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito will be open to the public and will start sitting on Wednesday April 1st 2015.
Tribunal Secretary Mathew Zulu said this in Lusaka.
Mr. Zulu says the tribunal will start sitting after receiving preliminary applications from the two parties.
He told TV2 news that the proceedings will be held at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka.
President Edgar Lungu early this month appointed a 4 man tribunal to probe Mr. Nchito’s alleged misconduct.
It is being chaired by former Chief Justice Annel Silungwe, while former Chief Justices Mathew Ngulube and Ernest Sakala are members.
Meanwhile, Prominent Lawyer Sakwiba Sikota says the caliber of individuals appointed to investigate Mr. Nchito cannot be questioned.
Mr. Sikota says any lawyer would want to appear before a tribunal chaired by former Chief Justice Annel Silungwe because of its members’ vast legal experience.
He told TV2 News that there is no need for Mr. Nchito to worry because the tribunal members have experience.
The tribunal comprises former Chief Justices Annel Silungwe, Ernest Sakala, and Matthews Ngulube and Mathew Zulu as tribunal Secretary.