Zambians’ trust in the judiciary still high but begins to decline, legitimacy also suffers


The percentage of Zambian citizens who recognize the legitimacy of the courts of law has declined from 79% in 2012 to 68% in 2014. The most recent Afrobarometer survey found that the percentage of Zambians who do not trust the judiciary  has also declined from 62% in 2012 to 59% in 2014.

The data is being released against a backdrop of among the Zambian citizenery regarding the independence and virtue of the Zambian judiciary (See, for instance, Zambia – Justice and rule of law, downloadable at

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