LAZ supporting criminality

Dear Editor,

I would like to add my voice to the editorial that appeared in your esteemed paper of Wednesday, 16 December 2015, volume 3 issue 1211.

The manner in which The Law Association of Zambia is interpreting the existing laws raises a lot doubt on their fairness.

Strangely, LAZ only wants to interpret the law when a matter at hand involves their member but they forget that they are there for everyone including the most disadvantaged in Shangombo.

Our remand centres currently are full of suspects who have never seen the corridors of the courts and yet LAZ sees that as being normal.

In all fairness, LAZ has become irrelevant and it is high time the Act of Parliament that gave birth to it is repealed so that another body can be created under a different Act which will serve the interest of the people at large.

There is a lot that we lay people can learn from such an organisation if only it sticks to its core function. Right now what is happening does not inspire me in any way.

I urge the powers that be to take a second look at the Act that led to the creation of this important corporate body because in its current form it has been highly politicised.

A rebirth of  another body will instil confidence in the general populace. Currently, when you hear an official from this honourable body speak, there is a very thin line between  a professional and a political cadre.

Very ashamed citizen,

Mulindanguluka M