RETIRED local court justices, court clerks and messengers have given the Judiciary a seven-day ultimatum

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RETIRED local court justices, court clerks and messengers have given the Judiciary a seven-day ultimatum to pay them their retirement packages.

The former Judiciary employees found at the Lusaka High Court grounds where they staged a protest, said they were retired between 2010 and last year by the Judiciary but had to date not been paid their dues in full.
Group secretary, Seleki Chiwila from Luapula Province said it was sad that the Judiciary could not pay them their gratuity, leave days and repatriation for the past three years.
“We  gathered here in the morning, we want to be addressed by   superiors in the Judiciary because we have been waiting for them to update us over our pending payments since we were retired. We have only been paid less than K4,000 others less than that from the money we are owed,” he said.
But Judiciary public relations officer Terry Musonda said the matter was being addressed, but could not elaborate.
The retirees complained that they had been spending nights at Lusaka’s Intercity Bus Terminus since March this year.
Some of them said they had travelled from Northern, North Western, Luapula, Copperbelt, Eastern and
Western Provinces.

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