Security has been beefed up for some judges handling Cashgate-related cases amid concerns of threats to their lives, The Nation has learnt.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mary Kachale and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) deputy director general Reyneck Matemba confirmed on Tuesday that the courts have enhanced security of some of the judges.
However, the two could not go into details for fear of compromising the security arrangement.
During the conviction of former Ministry of Tourism assistant director Leonard Kalonga for his involvement in Cashgate last week, High Court judge Fiona Mwale refused to walk about 200 metres even with police escort, for fear of her life.
In March this year, in the shooting case of former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo, Kachale accused the defence of employing ‘mafia-like operations’ to intimidate State witnesses.