Tanzania’s judicial body sacks 32 magistrates in eight years over indiscipline

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

DAR ES SALAAM, June 24 (Xinhua) — The Tanzania Judicial Commission said on Friday it has sacked 32 magistrates in the last eight years for lack of discipline.

Ibrahim Juma, the chairperson of the commission who is also Tanzania’s chief justice, said during the same period starting from 2015 to 2022, about 37 magistrates were retired on public interest.

Juma announced disciplinary actions taken against unruly magistrates during a meeting convened by the Tanzania Judicial Commission in Tabora region.

The meeting was convened to enable judiciary stakeholders to give their views and discuss ways of improving the judiciary. Juma said during the period under review, the Tanzania Judicial Commission reviewed 99 complaints related to the conduct of magistrates.

The Tanzania Judicial Commission has six members overseeing 5,000 judiciary servants, including 1,500 magistrates and judges.

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