By DELPHINE ZULU -
THE Judicial and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (JAWUZ) has called on President Edgar Lungu to constitute a tribunal to probe Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito over allegations of abuse of office.
JAWUZ president Peter Mwale said the constitution of the tribunal was the only legal way that could be used to probe anyone holding any constitutional office and subsequent removal from office once found guilty.
Mr Mwale, in an interview yesterday, advised law-enforcement officers and others perceiving
Mr Nchito as having committed offences to write to the President to constitute a tribunal against him.
“What transpired is wrong. The office of the DPP has tenure, it is protected so let us not mix the two. To remove any DPP, including Mr Nchito, requires a tribunal,” Mr Mwale said.
Mr Mwale said while he was aware that the DPP was not immune to the law, law-enforcement agencies should adhere to the rule of law when applying it in order to restore confidence in their actions and avoid being seen to be biased or pursuing certain agendas.
Mr Mwale has also urged Copperbelt Police Chief Joyce Kasosa to arrest Ndola deputy High Court registrar Kelvin Limbani for allegedly assaulting one of the workers.
Mr Mwale said the assault of the worker was reported to the police with medical forms obtained and taken to a named police officer who to date had failed to effect an arrest.
“This is what we are saying, that even the inspector-general of police is aware but nothing has been done. The same man knows that he has sentenced people to jail on assault charges and we also want to see justice,” Mr Mwale said.