Judiciary must not harass citizens-Syakalima

The judiciary must not harass citizens that are agitating for  a clean judiciary because its image was already dented when it allowed government to insult it and mount campaigns against certain judges Douglas Syakalima has said.

Mr Syakalima said threats by director of court operations Chilombo Phiri that the Supreme Court shall be left with no option but to institute contempt proceedings against persons that were attacking the acting chief justice, were uncalled for.

He said it was unfair that Ms Phiri could not protect the judges when the PF administration mounted a campaign against former Chief Justice Ernest Sakala and his deputy Dennis Chirwa when a cabinet minister said that the judiciary was stinking when the two were at the helm.