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Public Prosecutors stage nationwide protest, boycott all court proceedings

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Public Prosecutors who left the Zambia Police Service and Drug Enforcement Commission in January 2018 have staged a countrywide sitting protest over government’s failure to issue them with formal transfer letters to the National Prosecutions Authority (NPA).

Aside from the transfer letters, the prosecutors have also complained that NPA is removing them from the payroll system once they retire, die or resign, before receiving their terminal benefits.

The Prosecutors say despite NPA Chief Administrator Mable Nawa promising to look into the matter, nothing has changed.

The Prosecutors have now resolved to boycott all court proceedings until the Ministry of Justice addresses their issue.

Their fear is that they will not get their full benefits once the issue remains unresolved.

In an interview, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Lilian Siyuni referred all queries to the NPA Chief Administrator who could not give any interviews but asked for a media query through her messenger.

Minister of Justice Given Lubinda says he awaits to get a report from the DPP over the matter. -Diamond TV

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