Lubinda calls for respect towards the Judiciary

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Minister of Justice Given Lubinda
Minister of Justice Given Lubinda

Minister of Justice Given Lubinda has reaffirmed on the need for society to respect the independence of the Judiciary.

Mr. Lubinda said society should not perceive judges as being ‘corrupt’ people but rather respect the verdicts passed by the Judges if the country is to be appreciated.

The Minister said the character of a person in public domain whether a judge or ordinary member from the society needs to be respected.

ZANIS reports that the Minister was speaking in Lusaka today, during a dialogue meeting with members of the Magistrate and Judges Association of Zambia (MAJAZ).

“Decisions made by the judiciary should be respected. I’m dismayed by some members of society who, when they hear a verdict passed by a Judge, they call them all sort of names especially on the character of a person,” he said.

Mr. Lubinda further said the judiciary is an autonomous body therefore, society should respect the judgments passed.

He however, urged members of the MAJAZ to be professional in the execution of their duties.

And speaking earlier, MAJAZ President Fides Hamaundu called on government to consider increasing the number of judicial officers in the judiciary in order to expedite cases.

Magistrate Hamaundu who lamented that the courts in Zambia are faced with a critical shortage of personnel, further appealed to government to consider funding the Association.

She stated that the Association was last funded five years ago therefore, incapacitating the operations of the Association.

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  1. Respect is earned and not demanded. However, I have respect for the majority of our hardworking judiciary workers and judges.

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  2. Iwe chi Lubinda, tell that Edger thief Lungu. Don’t come here and start yapping nonsense. Does Edger Lungu and his cadres have any respect for the justice system? These *****s have no respect for anyone in the country. They have sold their souls to the Chinese that are looting our country while Edger Lungu is busy abusing his own people. Wake up Zambians. The Chinese are looting with the help of PF while we don’t talk of that. Our people will suffer more with Lungu at the reign. Our Army officials and weak and corrupt that is why Lungu can do whatever at will. Rise up.

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  3. The Judiciary, you mean the selective Judiciary? You and your government devalued the Judiciary. Therefore, 85% of the entire Judiciary is compromised. So, go away please and finish your law assignments and earn some respect after gaining some knowledge in law. It will help you understand and interpret the constitution after which, you should come back and say something worthy!

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  4. Ka Lungu disrespects the judiciary and threatens them and now you want Zambians to do what? Why don’t you go preach to Lungu 1st?

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  5. “Decisions made by the judiciary should be respected. I’m dismayed by some members of society who, when they hear a verdict passed by a Judge, they call them all sort of names especially on the character of a person,” he said.

    Here the minister of justice is pinning the members of society against the judiciary.

    You and the president you supposed to be on our side at all time, all these other departments the Constitution given them the power to protect themselves.

    At least you should Have given at least one example, or a story why you are coming so hard on members of the society.

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  6. After waiting for more than TWO years for the Ruling of the SCZ on an Appeal (Interlocutory Application) in front of a Bench constituted by 3 “Lordships” (LOL) entirely appointed by your Boss and where Hearing lasted less than 10 minutes, you are asking me to “respect judiciary”???

    Minister, have you ever hear about Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct?

    You, as the Minister of Justice should be the LAST person to criticize lack of “respect” for the bunch of biased and incompetent cadres masquerading as “Lordships” (LOL) or “Justices” (LOL).

    Are you totally and absolutely SHAMELESS?

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