Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has dismissed a social notion that the Zimbabwe Judicial System is captured, New Zimbabwe reports.
Ziyambi was speaking at the ceremony marking the separation of operations of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court in Harare when he said:
…To seek to cast aspersions on the judiciary and accusing the courts of lacking independence on the basis of a few cases where the courts have ruled in favour of government is in government’s view preposterous.
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To suggest that government must lose every case in which it is a party is equally outrageous, to further accuse the courts of being captured because you have lost a case, but coy when you have won, is simply being disingenuous.
That perverted understanding of judiciary independence must never be allowed because if it were there would be no need for courts to adjudicate in disputes involving government.
Ziyambi this week headlined for saying ZRP was more concerned in investigating the illegal demo that occurred last week Wednesday in Warren Park at which 3 MDC Activists were abducted soon after the demo.
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