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UNITA demands resignation of the president of the Supreme Court for alleged mismanagement and corruption

UNITA's parliamentary group demanded this Tuesday the resignation of the President of the Supreme Court, who has recently been the target of several allegations of alleged mismanagement and corruption.


The position was expressed this Tuesday by the leader of the parliamentary group of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), Liberty Chiaka, at a press conference in which he addressed the crisis of social trust in justice institutions, security bodies and some ministerial departments.

"It cannot be understood, accepted, that every month news comes out involving the president of the Supreme Court", said the parliamentary leader.

According to the deputy, it is up to the Attorney General's Office to investigate the accusations made public.

"That is what we are demanding. Unfortunately, there is public evidence of alleged favoring of direct relatives of the President of the Supreme Court", said Chiaka, stressing that one cannot "put the names of people above national interests".

The official also said that "it is not good for the Republic of Angola, it is not good for the judiciary, that the president of the Supreme Court, who is also the president of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSMJ) have his name permanently linked to scandals of corruption".

"It drives away investments, jeopardizes credibility, which in itself is already tarnished, is not good for us. In defense of the good name of the President of the Supreme Court himself, he made the position available", he stressed.

According to the leader of the UNITA parliamentary group, "these cases are not from today or from yesterday", recalling that there is a public and official discourse to combat corruption.

"And the fight against corruption cannot be carried out without an independent judiciary, without its agents having moral authority, it cannot be done. When the moral, ethical authority of public agents, particularly justice operators, is in question, every the justice system is at stake, and all public, official discourse, propaganda, are at stake", he noted.

"We are here to reaffirm our position: to demand the resignation of the President of the Supreme Court. Angola can no longer continue in this condition. What is expected of justice operators is concentration, administering justice, managing conflicts, not managing the image , put out the fire, which involves the justice operators themselves, so there is no fight against corruption and justice cannot be done", he defended.

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