GITEGA June 26th (ABP) – Burundi Senate President Emmanuel Sinzohagera has acknowledged the existence of magistrates of integrity in the Burundian judiciary, while also stating the existence magistrates without faith or law in the same field.
These deserve dismissal in the career of magistrates, recommended Mr. Sinzohagera before specifying that the media should be informed to communicate them to the public to do battle with this baseness in the judicial institution.
He made those recommendations to the Minister of Justice, Mrs. Jeanine Nibizi, during oral questions with debate put to her by the Senators, on June 24, 2021, in the Senate House of Gitega (center), on the issue of respect for procedural rules in the prosecution and punishment of offenders in Burundi.
In addition, the President of the Senate recommended the amendment of a judicial provision on the system of collegiality of judges in the establishment of judgments. For him, unfair judgments would emanate from judges with bad intentions and difficult to detect because they are covered by the system of collegiality. Hence, Mr. Sinzohagera proposed the amendment of that system to replace it with that of a single judge. “This way makes it easier to know who to contact in the event of a truncated judgment,” he added.
On the other hand, collegiality hides the true and the bad judge”, he explained.
The President of the Burundian Senate also recommended occupying the detainees with production works rather than letting them spend the length of the day in idleness.
As an indication, he proposed to occupy them with the plowing of State lands to increase their food intake. Noting that the challenges are multiple in that ministry, the President of the Senate recommended the organization of the Estates General, as an attempt to remedy them. He ended his intervention with an appeal to the Minister of Justice to move the ministry to the political capital, Gitega, center of the country, to better serve the people.