Infamous for his moronic outbursts, Chishimba Kambwili has now ‘ordered’ the police to arrest people who leaked documents to the media on a US$192 million loan Government obtained from China.
Kambwili has also ordered Inspector-General of Police Stella Libongani to arrest Fourth Revolution Party (4R) president Eric Chanda for allegedly defaming President Lungu. Kambwili has no power to order the police. He is just being his usual fat moron. He just lost a bid to either block Dora Siliya from being adopted or to make her apologise for to PF.
Speaking in Luanshay on Saturday, Kambwili said police should arrest the culprits, noting that the State is not obliged to disclose security matters to the public.“I am directing the Inspector-General of Police with immediate effect to take keen interest in the leakage of this document and bring the culprits to book,” Mr Kambwili said at a press briefing.
“Even if Government sat and discussed this loan, there is absolutely no way that it can be brought to the general public because some of these issues are of very high security concern, and there is no way Government can disclose that to the general public.
“And for those people either at the Ministry of Finance, the treasury or in the office of the Secretary to Cabinet who are leaking documents, we want to tell them that their days are numbered and they should not blame anybody. They should face the consequences of their action,” he said.
Kambwili, who is Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, said reporting on issues that border on security is irresponsible.
He has appealed to the moribund and PF Zambia Media Council (ZAMEC) to strengthen its governance in the regulation of the media in the country.
“I want to appeal to ZAMEC, which is supposed to regulate the media, that we agreed as Government to allow the media houses to regulate themselves but we are disappointed because it appears ZAMEC is now toothless,” he said.
Kambwili also said the police should pursue Fourth Revolution Party (4R) president Eric Chanda for allegedly defaming President Lungu.
Mr Kambwili was reacting to a media report quoting Mr Chanda as having said that President Lungu has no moral right to advise aides at State House.
“Government takes very strong exception at the unbecoming behaviour of people defaming the President with impunity, Surely, even if there is freedom of expression, can one go and say the President has no moral right to advise aides at State House.
“Can you tell your own father that you have no moral rights to talk to me? Gentlemen, I think we are losing it,” he said.