Choma gets first ever GBV fast track court
By Staff Reporter
Southern Province principal resident magistrate, Exornobit Zulu says the first ever gender-based violence fast track court in the region will add impetus to the fight against the vice.
Speaking today during the commissioning of the fast track court in Choma, magistrate Zulu said the judiciary in the district had recorded over 62 GBV cases this year alone.
And magistrate Zulu has assured donors that the court buildings will be put to good use and further appealed to members of the public to guard the facility jealously.
He further thanked the governments of Sweden, Ireland and United Kingdom for assisting with the successful commissioning of the court in the province.
Meanwhile, judiciary chief registrar Charles Kafunda confirmed the promotion of resident magistrate Mupemo Phiri to senior resident Magistrate.
She will be presiding over gender based violence related cases in the fast track court.
Meanwhile, a Choma resident has called on government to allocate more funds for the construction of fast track courts in all provinces to expedite disposal of GBV cases.
Mwami Chimuka said communities should work together to promote gender equality.
“Survivors need to speak out and families should not withdraw cases of GBV as doing so will encourage perpetrators to repeat same crimes,” said Chimuka.