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ZAMBIA: Ruling UPND Accused Of Intimidating And Harassing The Judiciary

ZAMBIA: Ruling UPND Accused Of Intimidating And Harassing The Judiciary

Zambia’s ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) has been accused of intimidating and harassing judges and magistrates after the party’s youths yesterday in Lusaka called for a complete overhaul of the Judiciary.

UPND Lusaka Province Chairperson, Anderson Banda said that the judiciary is a disappointment, looking at how it handles various alleged corruption cases.

He made the remarks when he led a team of party supporters in what he termed solidarity with President Hakainde Hichilema, at the Magistrate Court where Bowman Lusambo, Raphael Nakacinda and Given Lubinda were appearing for various cases.

The trio had to be whisked away by police after their court cases were adjourned.

PF member, Raphael Nakacinda; who appeared for the defamation of the President’s case, to have his matter referred to the Constitutional Court, was rejected.

The matter has been adjourned to 20th June for possible commencement of trial.

Lusaka Times describes the actions of the UPND youths as barbaric adding that they “undermine the independence of our judges and magistrates and the rule of law in general.”

Lusaka Times editorial urged the party to, “Let our judges and magistrates decide cases in an impartial manner. The way to achieve this impartiality – to allow judges to decide cases based on what the law actually requires, and on nothing else – is to ensure that judges and magistrates are independent, or, put differently, not subject to reprisals for decisions they make on the bench.”

The editorial told the party that if judges misconduct themselves, there’s the Judicial Complaints Commission to deal with that, “make your complaints there, don’t resort to anarchy.”

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VaGwede 1 month ago

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Twabam 1 month ago

I think it's much better to pray and ask for God's assistant when it comes to politics and economic improvements..Cz we are busy saying Chamisa will make it, but look at Zambia they have started already.

Tang. Ku 1 month ago

Stalin a son of a ghost your contributions are absolutely meaningless you better shut up

Nimrod 1 month ago

So far the zambian president has been very good. Chi mutemo ichi che defamation of the president....chashata ichi.

cnn 1 month ago

change of government is the best solution

nono 1 month ago

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Chawabvunza 1 month ago

It is true that the ruling party's youths are offside. There is a case going on at the magistrates court which involves the name of the president. By going to the court and demonstrate means they want to influence the decision of the court. They should leave the courts to give their impartial decisions without fear or favour.


Dhuterere 1 month ago

that's how politics is unotowana vamwe vanopenga sana @ Blue anenge achitova against zvinodiwa naleader wake Saka tomuti ane mapersonal.intrests like ngazvirambe zvakadai business rangu rifambe , kovanorarama nekushanda vodii

STALIN 1 month ago

Munhu wese anoti chamisa will never lead ngaasimudze ruhoko ndimuti PANYO PAKAORA

Anonymous 1 month ago

Unfocused youth and bootlickers should leave politics alone, munosvibisa zita remusangano

The King of Serpents 1 month ago


Ndinii Ndadaroo 1 month ago

That's why CCC will never rule this country

Purse 1 month ago

CCC Wii rule Zimbabwe hapana akatakura mimba yeZimbabwe muchina musingane ngapinde hake Mkomana 2030 tiri kumugadza hwumambo Satan akatarisa

STALIN 1 month ago

Ndomafungiro akowo mook

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