Sata implicated in abduction, reported to DPP

Michael Sata

SAMSON Zulu, one of the founder members of the Patriotic Front (PF) has written to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to have the PF leader Michael Sata and two others arrested for having allegedly masterminded his abduction and harassment in June 2009.

Mr Zulu said in a complaint letter to the DPP that there were omissions in the case he reported to the Zambia Police Service on June 5, 2009, after his traumatising abduction, assault and humiliation which happened on the same day while he and his colleague Mubanga Chileshe were addressing a Press briefing at Courtyard Hotel.

According to a letter dated February 7, 2011 obtained by the Times of Zambia, Mr Zulu said he wanted justice to prevail by arresting and prosecuting Mr Sata and others.

He said following the conclusion of two court cases involving The People Vs Judge Ngoma and others unknown and The People Vs Anshell Kampengele, George Lemba, Francis Mumba and others unknown in which the four of the seven accused body guards of Mr Sata were convicted and sentenced for assaulting his colleague and himself, it was now time to arrest the master mind.

“I submit that the other two, Roy Mulenga Kasama and Clement Nchinga have not been brought before the courts of Law together with the master mind of this whole crime Mr Michael Chilufya Sata and other known senior party officials,” he said.

Mr Zulu said that facts before the police and the courts of law are that he was assaulted and abducted from Courtyard Hotel and bundled and delivered to a place he came to know as the national secretariat of the PF along Luanshya Road in the light industrial area of Lusaka before Mr Sata.

Mr Zulu said it was at this place that Mr Sata ordered the abductors to continue beating him while he and other senior party officials kept on interrogating him to reveal the sponsors of the Press conference.

“Your honour, there is adequate facts and material evidence both with the police and courts of law which you may wish to evaluate as regards my complaint to your office in the matter,” he said.

He said Zambia was about to hold tripartite elections this year and as a victim of politically motivated violence, he could not sit idle and watch the vice escalate to unprecedented levels.

He said he was scared for his life and had reported the matter to police.

“Mr Sata is a senior citizen and political leader in Zambia, and, therefore, must lead by example and not the one syndicating such crimes which undermine the very fabric and fundamentals of this young democracy.

“I wonder what will happen to this country if by default he rigged his way to power using violence. I, therefore, plead that with you and other relevant authorities for the sake of posterity to ensure that justice is applied firmly and fairly without discrimination to all despite one’s standing in society,” the letter to the DPP read.

Mr Zulu has also written to Police Inspector General (IG) Francis Kabonde on the need to arrest Mr Kasama and Mr Nchinga for the offence of assault.

Mr Zulu in a letter dated January 14, 2011 to Mr Kabonde said the two suspects who were on the run had been spotted in Lusaka town centre on many occasions and that police had also been notified on the development.

He said he was disappointed that no arrest had been made.

Times of Zambia

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