Open the Mutembo Nchito SC Tribunal to the Public
March 19, 2015
The Mutembo Nchito SC Tribunal
Madam Chief Justice,
We the under signed request that the proceedings of the tribunal set up to probe the DPP, Mr. Mutembo Nchito should be open to the public. The accusations against the DPP were made publicly and we were made to believe that the tribunal was set up in the public interest. We, the under signed believe that a tribunal whose proceedings are not open to the public will not allow Mr. Nchito a fair and unbiased hearing before the law, which is Mr. Nchito's, and every Zambian's constitutional right. We believe that allowing the setting up of a tribunal to sit in secret is going down a slippery slope. We risk setting a bad precedent where the rights of Zambian citizens are trampled upon without any recourse to the law. Such an occurrence casts the integrity and fairness of the judiciary in very bad light.
Madam Chief Justice, we ask for a fair and open hearing for Mr. Mutembo Nchito because we strongly believe that " injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"