'Respect Judiciary,' urges Ex-Aide
Former State House senior private secretary Benson Katongo
has called for respect for the Judiciary and decisions made in various cases
Mr Katongo said attacking the judiciary every time
judgment was passed in a case would not help the country but would just work to
dilute people’s confidence in the judiciary system.
He was reacting to
attacks on the courts by several individuals and organisations after High Court
Judge Evans Hamaundu dismissed an
application by the state to register the London judgment concerning former
president Frederick Chiluba’s corruption case.
Mr Katongo said the courts
were independent and made rulings based on law and not on influence from the
It was difficult to understand why some people were attacking
the judiciary when they were simply performing their duties as prescribed by