LUNGU to defend judicial integrity
President Edgar Lungu has vowed to protect the integrity of the judiciary.
And the President has described the criticism labelled against the judiciary as unfair.
Speaking when he swore in five Supreme Court judges at State House, the Head of State said he will speak for the judiciary because it has no voice to speak for itself.
And President Lungu said he will engage the Law Association of Zambia in a matter where former Attorney General Musa Mwenye and his client Dominic Lungowe have sued Konkola Copper Mines-KCM- in a London High court.
The President said the development is unfortunate especially that Mr Mwenye is a senior member of the Zambian bar who has attacked the Zambian judiciary in a foreign country.
And Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said President Lungu is in consultations with the State House legal team and Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima over the matter in which Mr Mwenye has called into question the integrity of the Zambian judiciary
Those sworn in as Supreme Court judges are Judges Jones Chinyama, Nigel Mutuna and Charles Kajimanga.
Others are Judges Jean Kabuka and Michael Musonda.