JSC speaks on the state of the Judiciary following drastic budgetary allocation cuts

As you are aware, the mandate of the Judiciary is derived from the people as expressed in Article 159(1) and (2) of the Constitution, which says “Judicial Authority is derived from the people and vests in, and shall be exercised by the courts and tribunals established by or under … [the] Constitution” and that “In exercising that authority the courts and tribunals shall be guided by” amongst other things the principle that “justice shall not be delayed”. In the premises, the Judiciary is obliged to inform the public of anything that may affect service delivery. (Read full statement)


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