DRC’s Kabila sacks more than 200 judges over corruption and fake degrees

April 16, 2018 at 02:59 pm | News

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Contributor

April 16, 2018 at 02:59 pm | News

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has sacked over 200 magistrates over corrupt practices and lack of law degrees, reports AFP.

President Joseph Kabila’s sanctions were announced by Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba on public television. It was reported that a total of 256 were either suspended or sacked.

“One cannot enter the judiciary with the objective of making money … It is evident that there are other magistrates who escaped this dragnet,” AFP quotes the minister who said a law will be introduced to raise the bar for aspiring magistrates.

The troubled country has about 4,000 magistrates and in 2009, the president sacked 96 judges over corruption.

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