‘Corrupt’ judiciary under fire

PARLIAMMENT heard yesterday that there were some judges in the judiciary who were corrupt and incompetent.

Contributing to the debate on the policy statement by Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula, Senanga Member of Parliament Likando Mufalali claimed the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was one of those whose operations were questionable.

He said the office of the DPP was showing its incompetence by entering nolle prosequis in most cases.

Mr Mufalali urged Dr Simbyakula to ensure unfair judgments by some Government lawyers were not condoned.

He called on Dr Simbyakula to ensure that judges were not corrupt and delivered fair judgments in their cases.

MMD Chembe member Mwansa Mbulakulima urged the minister to ensure that there was professionalism in the judiciary unlike what was currently prevailing.

Mr Mbulakulima said there were a lot of complaints that most judges were corrupt and unfair in their judgments.

But in his response Dr Simbyakula dispelled assertions that some judges were corrupt and incompetent.