The Judiciary says it takes great exception to remarks by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)- Director General, Nixon Banda, about Magistrates’ alleged incomptence in handling corruption cases.Registrar of the High Court, Mwamba Chanda, said Mr. Banda’s remarks on Magistrates were most unfortunate especially that they were made by a qualified lawyer.Ms. Chanda said administrative steps are being taken to redress the damage caused by the statement to the intergrity of the judiciary.
This is contained in a statement signed by Ms. Chanda and made available to ZNBC news in Lusaka.
Mr. BAnda said Tuesday that the state was failing to convict indivinduals involved in corrupt practices because Zambian Magistrates do not fully understand Corruption.
Mr. Banda said in many instances, the ACC has presented tangible evidence against some suspects but Magistrates have failed to convict the accused persons.
He said this in Kitwe when he addressed Councillors and heads of various Government departments.