An in-depth new study of the Zambian justice system has called for the urgent amendment of Section 5 of Services Commissions Act, which gives the presidency unbridled latitude to interfere in the judiciary.The Act says that the president can give ‘general directions as considered necessary’, which the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) is obliged to comply with.There are also daily reports detailing air-detected and ground-observed violations of the no fly zone in the airspace of Bosnia and Herzegovina investigated by the Monitoring and Close Air Support Coordination Centre (MCCC).
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“The government of Zambia needs to show political will and embrace reforms that will ensure that its judiciary is not only independent and credible, but is also seen to be so; this is fundamental to consolidating democracy and rule of law,” said Ozias Tungwarara, director of Afri MAP.
The study states that the negative public perception of the judicial sector has been reinforced by repeated violations of the law by executive power, dating as far back as the First Republic under former president Kenneth Kaunda.