Thugs from the ruling Patriotic Front have threatened and resolved to seal off Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito’s office following a stay of execution by Lusaka High Court Judge Mwila Chitabo against President Edgar Lungu’s decision to suspend him.
Former Lusaka District Secretary Ben Siwila says Judge Chitabo’s decision was an assault on the functions of the Office of President and the Justice System.
“Our position is that DPP Mutembo Nchito remains suspended as pronounced by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in line with the powers vested in him.
To this effect, we as PF Youths shall cannot sit back and watch justice being short-circuited as we have witnessed with the stay of execution ordered by Judge Mwila Chitabo.” Siwila said.
He said to that effect, his youths had decided to mobilise and seal off the Offices of the Director of Public Prosecutions until the matter is resolved.
“As PF Youths, we shall mobilize and camp at the DPP until this matter is resolved.
Zambia is not a ‘banana republic’ where an individual or indeed their clique can continue to hold arms of Government at ransom.
We should also warn that we will not allow Mr. Nchito
to take regular shelter in Judge Mwila Chitabo’s
questionable protection.” Siwila declared.