Mtetwa says Judges should avoid meddling in politics to ensure separation of powers

Human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has urged judges to maintain their impartiality and to avoid aligning themselves to politicians. Mtetwa said that some lawyers and judges now seem to be politically motivated, something with interferes with the principle of  separation of power between the executive, legislature and judiciary.

Speaking to the Daily News, Mtetwa said:

I think we just could have a whole lot less political interference within the Judiciary and I wish judges would stop aligning themselves with the members of the Executive

…I would really like the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to ensure that there is true separation, that there is no overlap and that judicial officers are left to do their work without interference.

This follows this week’s Supreme Court ruling which threw out High Court Judge, Justice Charles Hungwe’s interdict against interviews for the Chief Justice last year.

More: Daily News

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