Courts must be symbols of peace: CJ Malaba

Source: Courts must be symbols of peace: CJ Malaba – The Southern Eye

CHIEF Justice Luke Malaba says courts must be symbols of peace in the communities by resolving disputes and serving members of the public equally and without favour.

Malaba made the remarks during the official opening of Lupane Magistrates Court in Lupane, Matabeleland North on Friday.

 He said every person expected to be treated fairly by fellow human beings, either in their individual capacities or as public officers in the execution of the duties of the offices of the institutions charged under the Constitution with the responsibility of the administration of justice.

 “Courts are not built to satisfy the interests of court staff and legal practitioners, they are built so that those who work in them and administer justice are in a position to discharge the call of duty of public office to serve members conscientiously, diligently, fairly and equally without favour,” Malaba said.

“Courts are places where justice must not only be done and seen to be done; they should be symbols of peace in the community which are easily accessible for the resolution of disputes.”

Malaba said construction of the new courthouse commenced two years ago.

“Courts are places where justice must not only be done and seen to be done; they must be symbols of peace in the community which are easily accessible for the resolution of disputes,’’ he said

 He said his office expected Matabeleland North to have at least six courthouses.

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    Kalulu 2 months ago

    This pseudo-Chief Justice must shut up as he has no moral grounds to talk of fairness in the courts when thieves like Henrietta Rushwaya, Obadiah Moyo, Delish Nguwaya, Wadyajena, Chimombe and many well connected criminals are given bail and then set free after bogus trials by the courts under his jurisdiction when innocent people like Job Sikhala and the other 15 Nyatsime political prisoners languish in maximum prisons at the hands of the judiciary which he leads. Personally I will never believe anything that this man says. He is a bigot of the worst order, shame on you, you heartless monster!!

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    CHIEF Justice Luke Malaba, courts must be symbols of justice.