A tribunal set up by the Constitutional Appointment Authority of Seychelles to investigate complaints of misbehavior by the Chief Justice, Mathilda Twomey, heard its first testimony from witnesses on Monday.

Four witnesses are expected to appear before the court, including Supreme Court Judge Durai Karunakaran.

Four charges are laid against Chief Justice Twomey: the abuse of authority of office; destruction of evidence; making public the report of the tribunal of inquiry into the conduct of Judge Karunakaran; and the institution of the tribunal of inquiry.

One of Justice Twomey’s lawyers, Kieran Shah, told SNA that “these accusations are unfounded, and that’s what we’re going to explain to the court.” Three foreign judges from Australia, Nigeria and South Africa have been appointed to hear the case.

Source: Seychelles News Agency