Wigs could be ditched in Zambia courts

The British High Commissioner to Zambia, James Thornton, has said that there is 'no point' in judges continuing to wear wigs and robes.

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In an editorial comment on The Post Online, the newspaper agrees with the idea for several reasons. 'At a time when our Judiciary is trying to reform itself and show the public that is in touch with time, onlookers enter courtrooms only "to step back to the 17th century", to the colonial era,' it says. Looking at the way the debate has developed in the UK, the paper finds that there is even less argument to support wigs in Zambia. It says: ' For us, this tradition is not only old but a colonial one with no relevance or usefulness.'

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