The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has expressed concern over the break ins into law firms by unknown people to steal computers containing sensitive documents for their clients.
LAZ President James Banda said it was worrying that thieves had targeted lawyers who looked after very important documents for different people in the society.
The three firms so far are SBN and Partners for Sunday Nkonde, Hobday Kabwe and associates and Martha Mushipe for Mushipe and Associates.
Mr Nkonde represented Finance Bank in the claim for US$4million from the defunct Zambian Airways whose directors were Mutembo Nchito the DPP and Fred M’membe of the Post Newspapers and Nchima Nchito.
Hobday Kabwe represented Chilufya Tayali of the Zambian Voice in a joinder where he challenged governments decision to stop the case of the K14 billion debt owed by defunct Zambian Airways to Development Bank of Zambia. This is in addition to other politically sensitive cases.
Ms Mushipe is representing Hakainde Hichilema, Greyford Monde and victims of the Kampasa land wrangle which has gone to court following the killing of two residents by Zambia National Service officers.
Mr Banda said the lawyers kept documents for both politically sensitive clients and other clientele and should therefore not be intimidated by people whose agenda was not known.
“These break ins are a source of concern to LAZ and we hope police will look into these break ins very seriously. Lawyers should not be intimidated when doing their work and should be free to do so,” he said.