Kais Saied, the president of Tunisia has sacked about 57 judges after accusing the judiciary of financial corruption.
Saied’s profile fell before a number of stakeholders in the country after he suspended the country’s constitution.
President Saied on Wednesday received at Carthage Palace, Mrs. Laila Jaffal, Minister of Justice, and Mr. Tawfiq Sharaf El-Din, Minister of Interior, intimating them about the alleged public service defiance by the judges.
The Tunisia presidency website alleged in a statement, “During this meeting, they discussed the functioning of the public service of justice, as well as the general security situation in the country.
“The President of the Republic stressed that no one is above the law and that no one can justify his money, his job, or his kinship to evade punishment.
“The head of state also stressed that everyone is equal before the law and that the country can only be purified when laws are applied in palaces of justice far from any influence.”
According to the reports, on Thursday in a national broadcast, President Kais Saied claimed that he had to dismiss the judges having “given opportunity after opportunity and warning after warning to the judiciary to purify itself.”