Human Rights activist Brebner Changala and his sister Agness today (Monday) morning pleaded not guilty to trafficking in psychotropic substances.
The two appeared before Magistrate Alidah Chulu who set August 22 as trial date.They remain in jail as drug trafficking is non bailable in Zambia.
The real reason Changala and her sister are being persecuted is because Changala is a harsh critic of ailing dictator Michael Sata and his regime.
Because of the trumped-up (fabricated) charges Changala and his sister face, they will remain in jail until the court either discharges them or also colludes with the PF to send them to a long term in jail.
Changala and his sister are innocent. They don’t deal in drugs. If there were any drugs and Changala or his sister’s house, they were planted by the DEC officers.
Police raided Changala’s home last week and found medicinal tablets.They then arrested Changala and demanded that Mr Changala’s sisters who apparently forgot the tablets in hishouse appear before the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) officers.
Changala was driven to Kabwe where the police picked up his sister.Ms Kawandami, a nurseinsisted that the drugs the police picked up and are claiming to be ecstasy are infact Vermox used to deworm children.
On Friday, the Drug Enforcement Commission formally charged Mr. Changala and his sister for trafficking in psychotropic substances.
DEC officers have said they found over 25 grammes of Ecstasy, a sex enhancing drug which the duo insist was never in their possession.