The Supreme Court of Appeal is on Wednesday expected to deliver judgment in a case the attorney general appealed against the High Court ordered suspension of embattled former Agriculture minister George Chaponda.
The Attornry General appealed against Mzuzu High Court judge John Chirwa’s ruling which favoured activist Charles Kajoloweka, Livingstonia Synod’s Church and Society organisation and others who went to court after two state inquiries recommended Chaponda to be investigated on the Zambia maize saga.
President Peter Mutharika finally fired Chaponda after public pressure.
However, Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula said the Supreme Court will still give its verdict on the matter despite the fact that Chaponda was fired.
The appeal judges on the Chaponda suspension case will include Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda, Justice Frank Kapanda and Justice Edward Twea.
The graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is yet to prosecute Chaponda on the maize saga despite recommendations from a Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the Zambian maize and a parliamentary inquiry on the Zambian maize.
ACB publicist Egritta Ndala said the ACB have completed scrutnizing items seized from Chaponda’s residence which included phones and computers.
She said Chaponda would be taken to court after thorough analysis of the evidence gathered.