The desperation which Police Inspector General – PIG, Kakoma Kanganja has displayed in the matters involving UPND president Hakainde Hichilema is worrisome. Even after the court released HH and his co accused after discontinuation of the treason matter the PIG wants to continue swaying public opinion as he has stated in the statement published unedited here under.
The Zambian Watchdog has received irrefutable information that Kanganja and some clique in the PF including Vice President Inonge Wina, Home affairs minister Stephen Kampyongo and Mumbi Phiri among others planned to kill Edgar Lungu during the Mongu and take over power and we also know that the PIG is under intense pressure to cover his role in that Mongu debacle hence his reaction to the developments of today.
Tomorrow we shall expose how Kanganja and Wina planned to assassinate Lungu so that she (Wina) becomes President but for now we share these two statements from Kanganja and the UPND media team.
STATEMENT BY INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE
16th August, 2017- The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has entered a Nolle Prosequi in a matter in which the United Party for National Development (UPND) leader, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema and Five others were charged with treason. This has been done in accordance article 180 (4) (c), of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia which states that;
“The Director of Public Prosecutions may discontinue, at any stage before judgment is delivered, criminal proceedings instituted or undertaken by the
Director of Public Prosecutions or another person or authority.”
Therefore, neither the State nor the accused persons have won the case as the matter has been discontinued in public interest.
We call upon all peace loving Zambians to observe the law and exercise restraint from all engagements that would lead to breaching of law and order. Whoever, would misconduct himself or herself in a manner likely to breach the public peace which this country treasures the most, would be arrested and charged accordingly.
All peace loving Zambians are urged to exhibit the spirit of harmony in the country as this responsibility purely remains on the shoulders of every citizen to embrace the gesture and sustain the peace that has prevailed for a long time now.
The Zambia Police Service has the mandate to maintain law and order during and after this period; thus, I have directed Police Officers countrywide to strictly enforce the law and bring to book any form of misconduct that would compromise the security of the nation.
INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE
TREASON CHARGES DROPPED AND NOT NOLLE
UPND Chairperson for Legal Committe, Counsel Jack Mwiimbu, says that the DPP has not entered a nolle prosequi but that the treason charge has been dropped in the public interest.
He told Journalists that a nolle can only be entered under Section 81 of the Criminal Procedure Code, but in this case the DPP acted in pursuant to article 180 sub article 7 of the constitution of Zambia.
“A nolle prosequi is entered under section 81 of the criminal procedure code. This allows the DPP to enter a nolle and later rearrest, but in this case the DDP has decided to discontinue the case pursuant to article 180 subarticle 7 of the constitution of Zambia.”
The article gives power to the DPP to discontinue any action due to public interest, the integrity of the judicial system and to prevent abuse of the legal process and this is totally.
He said what she has done is different from a nolle.
Counsel Mwimbu said what this means is that all charges have been dropped and cannot be brought back to court.
Meanwhile Mr. Mwiimbu said the Presidential Petition is still in court and the legal team will wait for instructions from the Petitioners if there will be any.
He said the release of President Hakainde Hichilema and dropping of the Treason charge has excited the party members, Alliance Partners and the international Community.
UPND MEDIA TEAM