COURTS GROUNDED

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OPERATIONS at subordinate courts countrywide were yesterday grounded because of public prosecutors’ indefinite strike over their benefits for the period they served under the Zambia Police Service before they were transferred to the National Prosecutions Authority (NPA) in 2016.

The prosecutors are demanding answers regarding who should pay them their benefits between ZP and NPA, an autonomous body established by the National Prosecution Authority Act Number 34 of 2010 to prosecute people charged with criminal offences by different investigative wings.

A senior prosecutor revealed in an exclusive interview yesterday that they have decided to go on strike after learning that the family of their former colleague late Nsama Nsama Chipyoka was only paid K13, 000 by the NPA as his benefits from 2016 until his death on December 23, 2020.

The late Mr. Nsama was shot dead in a fracas between the police and United Party for National Development (UPND) supporters that had escorted their leader Hakainde Hichilema to police headquarters for questioning relating to the manner in which he acquired farm 1924 in Kalomo.

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