Politics

Magistrate Simusamba Refuses To Recuse Himself From Handling Kambwili’s Case

Lusaka principal resident magistrate David Simusamba has refused to recuse himself from handling a case where NDC president Chishimba Kambwili is charged with forgery, uttering a false document and giving false information to a public officer in relation to the registration of Mwamona Engineering Technical Services.

Mr. Kambwili had in this case applied that magistrate Simusamba recuses himself as he feared that his rights
under Article 18 of the Constitution will be breached because of the magistrate’s allegations that the former chief government spokesperson attempted to bribe him so that he passes judgment in his favour.

However, in a ruling, magistrate Simusamba has refused to recuse himself. He has also refused to refer the case to a different magistrate on circumstances created by Mr. Kambwili, calling the request as vexatious.

Magistrate Simusamba said he could only have recused himself had there been a pre-condition for him to do so, however, in this matter, there was no reason to compel him to do so.

He has set June 11 as the date for Mr. Kambwili to open his defence after he was found with a case to answer last year in November.

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13 Comments

  1. Jms

    Unless he was pf.judiciary is doing nothing until change occurs.

    • Daniel Banda

      If change is meant to appease criminal leadership because of the poverty you have inflicted yourself with, then some of us in bywon’t support it.

  2. Abena kafue

    True jms. That’s why they are after him because there is no better candidate for them

  3. Musyani

    Courts should be seen to be discharging matter’s fairly,no one should be above the law,let court’s be seen to work fairly not this nolle prosequi case all the time.

  4. Stephen kibipe

    Ya

  5. Stephen kibipe

    Let’s the law do it’s job

  6. Jessey Lingard

    Judicial must work independent without interfering one another..

  7. Dwimbo

    Ati judiciary will only change when there is change in govt, since when? When were you born? Every govt in Zed has made judiciary to dance to its tune. Even KK got the juduciary to acquit his son of murder. RB made judiciary withdraw Chiluba’s corruption cases. Etc etc. So this kambwili is going in. Worse he lodged a corruption complaint with ACC about this same judge. Its not good, ni forward kanshi

  8. Tulandepo Naifwe

    Amose Chanda Theft Bt Acquited Coz He Z Holdn Secrets,,chitotela Theft Bt Acquited,,chitalu Chifyula Theft,,dora Siliti Theft,all Thz Stole Our Money,bt R Roaming Free,,u R Busy Followin Kambwili Coz Of being A Threat 2 Pf,,mwe Fima Judge Y Hv U Faild 2 Protect Us?Leav Politics 2 Politicians

  9. Medhone

    Ba kambwili go back ku scrap metal dealings otherwise muzasila lungu patali

  10. Frank Chombela

    Chishimba Kambwili has legal defence in this matter. If he’s guilty or innocent, it’s a matter of evidence and not necessarily wht the magistrate wishes.

  11. Jms

    Zambians are suffering peacefully without realizing what sort of governance they need as if we are lacking ideas through which unza was recognized as one of the best university in African history. Why can’t unity defeat wickedness , tulandepo naifwe is correct now all judiciary, legislatures etc especially the military wings are the ones Introducing poverty indeed due to their,no matter how when and where you perform your protection. Just know that you are hear to protect humans not animals. Unless your cautiousness isn’t working. That’s why many are Indirectly saying Zambians are cowards but the reality is connected with mind isn’t workin

  12. Jms

    Zambians are suffering peacefully without realizing what sort of governance they need as if we are lacking ideas through which unza was recognized as one of the best university in African history. Why can’t unity defeat wickedness , tulandepo naifwe is correct now all judiciary, legislatures etc especially the military wings are the ones Introducing poverty indeed due to their,no matter how when and where you perform your protection. Just know that you are hear to protect humans not animals. Unless your cautiousness isn’t working. That’s why many are Indirectly saying Zambians are cowards but the reality is connected with minds isn’t working well.

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