The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has dismissed online newspaper allegations against Supreme Court Judges and private lawyers.
Online media have been reporting allegations of corruption against three judges of the Supreme Court that dismissed the case of Savenda and Stanbic. A lower court had awarded $20 million to Savendah for being reported to the Credit Bureau. Savenda claimed this action denied him business opportunities.
However, the Supreme Court dismissed the case as Savendah were listed in the Creditors Burea for failure to pay their overdrafts, loans and other debt commitments.
And LAZ has stated that the judgement passed by a 3-man panel Court was a judgement of the entire Supreme Court Bench of 13 Judges.
The online reports claim that senior lawyer, Eric Silwamba SC, bribed the three panel judges to obtain a favourable judgement.
Below is LAZ’s full statement