1. Procedural rules are part of conditions of service and not statutory. Where it is disputed that an employee committed an offence for which the appropriate sentence is dismissal, no injustice arises for failure to comply with the laid down procedure. in the contract of service. The employee, therefore, has no claim on that ground for wrongful dismissal or a declaration that a dismissal is a nullity.
2. Since the Appellant was found guilty of a dismissible offence of dishonest conduct, his dismissal is upheld. The Appellant has not suffered any injustice as a result of his case not being considered by the Main Disciplinary Committee. The correspondence on record between the Appellant and the office of the Vice-Chancellor showed that his case was considered extensively on appeal.
3. The cases of Zambia National Provident Fund v Yekweniya Mbiniwa Chirwa and Undi Phiri v Bank of Zambia are still good law.