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 http://www.osisa.org/sites/default/files/afrimap_zambia_justice_main_report_web_5july.pdf)
Most Africans still want democracy, but fewer than one in six qualify as “dissatisfied democrats”
WP80: Political rights versus public goods: Uncovering the determinants of satisfaction
AD196: Who’s watching? Voters seen as key in holding elected officials accountable