President Lungu accused of protecting murderers

President Lungu accused of protecting murderers

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Under what law did President Lungu refer the report to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for “her attention”.

By Elias Munshya

The President is trying to launder a murder here. There is no regulation under which the President can do what he is claiming to have done.

In Zambia, like many other common law countries, there is a notional distinction between the investigative/charging function (police, CID) and the prosecutorial function (prosecutors).

The DPP is not the President’s lawyer. If the President wants an opinion on a matter, he is supposed to take his matters to the Attorney General who can then provide the President with the advice he needs over the report.

Taking it to the DPP is not making sense. What the honeybee is the DPP supposed to do with it?

1. The DPP cannot investigate, she does not have the power to do that.

2. The DPP receives dockets, that is, the police will have investigated an accused, and have made at least preliminary charges, and when they take the matter to court or in between, that is when prosecutors get involved. Investigators are clients of the prosecution. Investigators/chargers testify on behalf of the prosecution. So how does the President send a report and expect the prosecutors to investigate?

3. If this is the report, what was the nature of the report? Did it charge people? Did it open dockets for the police officers President Lungu armed with heavy ammunition, armoured cars, and fi manda manda?

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    Don Mwale 2 weeks ago

    Iam praying for God’s judgement for President ECL, Hon Kampyongo and Inspector General Kanganja. And included is the entire PF for spilling innocent blood and robbing and starving God’s people

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    Njangwamuloty 2 weeks ago

    It reminds me of Chiluba signing the wrong statutory instruments to invoke the powers of a State of Emergency to arrest people indefinitely only for Prof Mvunga to uncover the ignorant Iturian Hontentot Pygmy. Then another Kasai, Frank Mutubile wa Ngoi said Roger Chongwe as Minister of Legal Affairs should have advised the president to which Roger retorted: that’s the role of the Attorney General, another Iturian!

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    Njangwamuloty 2 weeks ago

    Next time he will hand over power to Mumbi Phiri’s knickers claiming that under Article 4 (1) of the Zambian Constitution (Masalamusi and Sansamucation Act), he has powers vested by the Constitution to do as such!

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    Daniel 2 weeks ago

    Remember what Mr Siwale said; Edger Lungu who was a lawyer died long ago. The one you are addressing is Edger Mutaware who is not a lawyer. He knows nothing about law. Didn’t you see how he was trying to shift blame for the shootings, his defective advise to ministers after parliament was dissolved in 2016, the lawlessness in the country and many other atrocities. He can’t even interpret the term provisions of the constitution and is busy pushing for a third term. He is not a lawyer.

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    FuManchu 2 weeks ago

    What is parliament doing about this anomaly? Lungu has bungled a lot on issues needing interpretation by the law and it makes me wonder if the lady he had tried to embezzle entitlements from had placed a curse on him and has never forgiven him! Someone please offer an update on successful cases tied to Lungu’s name in his practicing days!

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    Datch 2 weeks ago

    Remove Presidential Limit To Allow Lungu To Rule Forever -Chilufya Tayali
    January 27, 2021 – what kind of thinking is this in 21 St Century ????

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      Riggings PF 2 weeks ago

      My God, cancelling presidential and parliamentary elections due to Covid.
      This just PFs plan B 2021 election rigging scheme.
      Watch this space.

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    Indeed, which authority is the president using to hand over investigation report directly to the DPP? This man being a lawyer ought to know the correct procedure, it’s no wonder he misinterpreted the law and allowed ministers to remain in office after disolution of parliament.

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    Indeed which authority does the president have to pass on investigation report direc

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      Buck Teeth Lungu 2 weeks ago

      Lungu is not a competent lawyer and he is without integrity. I heard his radio interview where he was questioned about the money he stole from his widow client. He explained that the matter was resolved because he repaid the money! He acted as if he just borrowed, not stole, from the client. Lungu is completely without morals!

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    beston 2 weeks ago

    u make mi laugh ati fi manda manda,