Mr Shanduba said witchcraft was real in Zambia and the country could not ignore such matters.
He was speaking in Livingstone on Friday last week in his contribution to a plenary session of the stakeholders’ sensitisation meeting during the launch of the Industrial Relations Court Registry in Southern Province.
Mr Shanduba said the judiciary was there to ensure that justice was enhanced and hence there was need for the authorities to look into the Witchcraft Act.
“The people in authority should consider amending the Witchcraft Act.We have quite big problems when where matters of witchcraft are brought before the court.
“According to the witchcraft definition, it just talks bones and one wonders if these are bones of an Impala or a donkey so that definition has given us a slight problem,” Mr Shanduba said.
He noted that witchcraft issues had been in the media of lately and had become a matter of public interest.
A Senanga resident Mufalali Mufalali ‘died’ in November last year and he was ‘buried’ but he recently resurfaced at his home claiming that he came from within Western Province where he was working for another person.
This case of alleged ‘resurrection’ has attracted public interest especially on the need to curb witchcraft in the country.
“Witchcraft is real and we cannot ignore it. Even the bible talks about witchcraft. It is my appeal that witchcraft Act should be amended,” Mr Shanduba said.
The Industrial Relations Court, which is now a Division of the High Court under the Amended Constitution of Zambia, was launched in Livingstone to handle industrial and other labour related cases in Southern Province.
This means that the people in Southern Province will no longer be required to go to Lusaka for industrial and labour related matter.
The first circuit will commence in Livingstone on April 4, 2016 and the last one would commence on November 7, 2016 while each circuit session will be for a period of at least two weeks.
Livingstone High Court Judge-in-Charge Ernest Mukulwamutiyo said the advantage of the new Court was that cases commenced in the Industrial Relations Division would be completed within a year at the most and judgement delivered within 60 days from the completion of trial.