Judiciary lashes out at critics

The Judiciary has threatened to institute contempt of court proceedings against persons issuing unwarranted attacks on the Supreme Court Bench in order to preserve the integrity and dignity of the Courts of Law and its officers.
Acting Registrar and Director of court Operations Maka Chilombo Phiri in a statement issued to the media, said while the Judiciary is not immune from criticism, even of Court judgment as criticism forms the bedrock of any democracy, it is concerned with the growing trend of personal assault on individual Judges who are not in a position to defend themselves, as opposed to attacking the substance and content of the Judgments in question.
She said the Judiciary has noted with deep concern the incessant attacks on the Supreme Court of Zambia following the outcome of election petitions arising out of the 2011 general election.