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Lack Of Funding Exposes Judiciary To State Capture - Chief Justice Malaba

Lack Of Funding Exposes Judiciary To State Capture - Chief Justice Malaba

Chief Justice Luke Malaba has bemoaned the lack of funding in the Judiciary Services Commission (JSC) by the Treasury saying this exposed it to judiciary capture.

Malaba added that due to poor funding, the JSC is losing experienced employees who are unhappy over poor remuneration.

He made the remarks during the State of the Judiciary Address (SOJA) in Harare Monday.

The chief justice begged the government to ensure that judicial officers were well paid to avoid corruption. He said:

It is, therefore, important that the government should constantly review the salaries of the workers so that they remain relevant to the prevailing economic situation. The JSC witnessed a high staff turnover in the year under review because of low salaries.

Malaba said the JSC lost a total of 88 members of staff in 2021 through resignations and at least 18 of them were magistrates.

Malaba said human capital is the most important resource in the success of any organisation as such must be prioritised.

Malaba said the judiciary in terms of the Constitution must retain its independence from the other organs as it was unhealthy to seek funding from outsiders because of Treasury’s failure to disburse enough funding.

He speaks amid allegations from the opposition and some analysts who say the executive, mainly the ruling ZANU PF, had captured the judiciary which is now being used as a tool to punish the opposition and critics.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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23 Comments

Bounty Hunter 4 months ago

@ chitambira c.c well done .. I support yu


booster jab 4 months ago

He too is captured (Malaba)whats he still doing at work whe his tenure expired?


Ungwas 4 months ago

Some of us seem to have one weakness: not being thematic. Instead of commenting on the judiciary's State capture phenomenon, we concentrate on issues of linguistics, unfortunately from an uninformed position. Cambridge guys call it "Majoring in the Minor syndrome"


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

WE MUST ALL THANK THE CHIEF JUSTICE FOR BEING CLEAR AND PRESCISE IN HIS MESSAGE THAT OUR MAGISTRATES AND JUDGES ARE NOT WELL PAID AND THAT SOME OF THEM MAY BE STATE CAPTURED OR COULD HAVE BEEN ALREADY STATE CAPTURED.

STATE CAPTURE IS A FORM OF CORRUPTION. THE CJ HAS CONFIRMED THAT THERE IS CORRUPTION IN THE JUDICIARY BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT WELL PAID. IT REMINDS ME OF THOMAS MAPFUMO'S SONG, "......THERE IS CORRUPTION EVERYWHERE.....".

IF MINISTER MTULI NCUBE AND MUZVINAFUNDO MINISTER MAVIMA WERE NOT PRESENT AT THIS FUNCTION, THEY WILL READ IT IN THEIR FAVOURITE STATE CAPTURED NEWSPAPER, THE HERALD. IF THE PICTURE FLASHED IN PINDULA.CO.ZW ADDITION IS NOT A FILE PICTURE, THEN THE PRESIDENT, ED MNANGAGWA, WAS ALSO PRESENT.

{ ZVANZI KANA MA JUDGES OSEWO VAVE KUNONGA SVOSVE NEMUROMO }

{ MOTIVATIONAL DEVOTION }

YOU THEREFORE MUST BE PERFECT,
AS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS PERFECT. { MATHEW 4:48 }

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
{ THE BUSH LAWYER }


Tswetswe 4 months ago

There is no money which is enough. Even if they earn usd 20000.00 per month they even become more corrupt coz vanenge vobudgeter kutenga helicopter. Saka iwo mujudge/ magistrates iwaya zvavanoti munhu wese asungwa ari we opposition anongowanikwa aine mhosva kureya kuti anenge apihwa bribe iyemutongi wacho here kana kuti iZanu.Pf yacapture judiciary. Haisi corruption its state capture.

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Anonymous 4 months ago

These days chero ukauraya vanhu 5 unopiwa bail


Chitambira c.c. 4 months ago

Tkt Zudoc and Jambanja..i knew very well what i did mean by Malaba being over the "edge"..as refers to over a position where one falls off..or rather retires!..in.simpler term.. i never intended to use age ye makore emunhu vazukuru...true though that i wrote English language with Cambridge University using paraffin lighting..i suggest we consult our dictionaries on multiple meanings of some of our wording before commenting...blessed night


Mr TTE 4 months ago

Chatambira c.c

Sando dzenyu. One can't be over the age.

Your grammar has been so clear and meaningful. I respect your argument.

Godaz 4 months ago

Kkkk they think they know it all

Kule 4 months ago

Kkk vazukuru vakaita ZIMSEC havazive kuti kune word rinoti "edge". Maybe havana kupasa English yacho.

MaSheff 4 months ago

Kkkk sekuru so,chirungu cheCambridge chashurungurudza vazukuru

Bläskøshto 4 months ago

lack of justice ⚖️.. not funding..mambavha are on the loose


Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

You need to be fired with immediate effect ukuita ma feelings


Gundwane Ndiweni 4 months ago

Voetsek!


Doug 4 months ago

A real judge with a calling and a conscience would rather resign than become captured. The captured judge is just the same as an extortionist. Would one have a peace of mind and a good night's sleep knowing that they are a judge and are captured? These are the best people to negotiate and get what they are worth. Are captured judges supposed to be forgiven because of the reason of the capture?


Majeke 4 months ago

@Doug madii manyora henyu nerurimi rwaamai rwakareruka nekuti chirungu chenyu runyoro rwenyu kwekupedzisira uko chaka nzvengama .Shona hainyadzisi kunyora iyi ndiyo inozi absolute broken english

Tkt 4 months ago

nemiwo @Chitambira makore afamba. Only grown ups like you make silly mistakes. .... edge .... age


Zodoc Chikaponya 4 months ago

Panapa ukatozviongorora vanhu dzungu rekuda kuti typira zvirunga zvavasinga gone🙌🤣

Jambanja.com 4 months ago

He went to a night school, vachishandisa marambi eparaffin

Anonymous 4 months ago

Ndiwe wakaisa Zanu isingabhadare vashandi pachigaro,


Zman 4 months ago

Judiciary my foot. In this second republic there is no justice. Our judiciary died a long time ago because now the law only applies to the oppressed. There is a bunch of idiot who calls themselves the ruling party and those mambaras are truly above the law, infact they are above everything and everyone


Jambanja.com 4 months ago

I went to a day school during cambridge yacho iyoyo. Zvakari dictionary randinaro is giving more than 11 eleven definitions dza edge. Of these 11 definition, hapana kana one iri close to yours

Chitambira.c 4 months ago

Malaba you are over the edge!mutemo unoti zororai sekuru makore enyu akakwana


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