JCC Should Release Report On Public Complaints Against 3 Constitutional Court Judges With Immediate Effect – UPND

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PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

12/10/2017

JUDICIAL COMPLAINTS COMMISSION (JCC) SHOULD RELEASE REPORT ON
PUBLIC COMPLAINTS AGAINST 3 CONSTITUTIONAL COURT JUDGES WITH
IMMEDIATE EFFECT

Fellow citizens,

As you maybe aware, several members of the public made
submissions related to corruption, biasness, incompetence and
unprofessionalism allegedly committed by 3 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.

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 compliants filed against
the said 3 constitutional court judges with immediate effect.

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.

It is unfortunate that the commission which receives complaints
against it’s 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.

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. 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.

*CHARLES KAKOMA*

*UPND SPOKESPERSON* .

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