GBM doubts Zambian judges’ bravery

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UPND Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba says his party doubts whether Zambian judges can make bold decisions such as the one the South African high Court has made.

The South African High Court recently stopped president Jacob Zuma from withdrawing that country from the International Criminal Court, saying the intention was foolish. The decision cheered South Africans.

Mwamba says it can only take brave and independent judges to make such a decision in the interest of the nation.

He told QFM that as custodians of the law, judges are supposed to put national interest first whenever they are tasked to rule on matters of national interest.

And Mwamba says the Zambian regime should draw lessons from the ruling by the South African high Court against the government’s decision to withdraw membership from the ICC.

He said the UPND maintains its position that Zambia should not withdraw from the ICC.

Mwamba says withdrawing membership will not be in the interest of Zambia but President Edgar Lungu alone.

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5 Responses to GBM doubts Zambian judges’ bravery

  1. Zambian judges are puppets. what do you expect from political appointees!!

    Ras
    February 24, 2017 at 8:27 am
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  2. Courage or bravery are not requisites for judges or judicial officers. Judges are required only to uphold tha law without malice, prejudice or bias.
    Kindly recll that Kanganja in the 1980s declined the appointment to the bench on account that his parents would not allow him to sentence people to death!

    Paul N.
    February 24, 2017 at 9:27 am
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  3. They are just fools full stop!

    Jmwaume
    February 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm
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  4. Ba watermelon Zambia is not withdrawing from icc.come 2021 will be eaten by pf again.

    Eliot
    February 24, 2017 at 6:41 pm
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  5. To Me, Bwana GBM’s sentiments are but a clarion call to our judiciary to mind the jurisprudence of their day to day judgements. the sentiments certainly cannot be said to be insulting the judiciary as was headlined by some myopic media house in their foolish frenzy to please and catch the attention of their masters. this same good for nothing media house uses a lot of divide and rule tactics to poison the Zambian Society, Shaa! Kuipa Mtima Monga Chi convict!

    Weluzani
    February 24, 2017 at 8:55 pm
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