President Edgar Lungu has called on lawyers and judges in the country to have patriotism in the court system and find better avenues of attacking one another if justified.
Mr. Lungu has expressed worry at former Attorney General Musa Mwenye who has instigated a lawsuit against a mining company on the Copperbelt in a London court.
President Lungu said he will consult the Law Association of Zambia on the matter as to why a former attorney general and member of the bar can go out of the country and cast suspicion on the integrity of the Zambian judicial system.
President Lungu charged that he will defend the integrity of the country’s judicial system.
Mr. Lungu said he has a lot of confidence in the country’s judiciary system hence the need for judges and lawyers to preserve the integrity of the country’s judicial system.
President Lungu said he will not take lightly the casting of suspicion on the court system in Zambia especially by a member of the judiciary.
The Head of State said this at state house today when he swore in five Supreme Court judges.
The five Supreme Court judges include Justice Charels Kajimanga, Justice Michael Musonda, Justice Jane Kazora Kabuki, Justice Nigel Mutuna and Justice Jones Chinyama.
He said Zambians will continue to look to the judiciary when faced with the challenge of resolving differences.