Monday, 11 March 2013

Simon Lokodo Case, Part II

Minister of Ethics & Integrity, Simon Lokodo

What do you do when you're so afraid of a Minister that you can't tell him he's broken the law?

Erm... nothing, apparently.

Following on from Simon Lokodo Case, Part I, where SMUG's case against Uganda's Minister of Ethics and Integrity (and lesser mentioned Attorney General), was postponed - today the judge didn't even bother turning up:

The hearing of LGBT Ugandans vs Attorney Gen. & Minister of Ethics & Integrity has been postponed. Judge Mwangushya is not available today, so the hearing cannot take place as scheduled. Sorry folks for any inconvenience. Next date shall be communicated later. Thank you for your support.

What an embarrassment for the Ugandan legal system. The highest Judges in the country aren't even capable of administering their own diaries.

It's led to speculation that the courts are afraid to deliver a verdict that is unfavourable to Simon Lokodo.

Forget spelling 'ethics', let's try C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-.....

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