UPND to hire lawyers for slain Moses Simuwelu’s family

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has revealed that it will engage lawyers to help the family members of the slain Patriotic Front (PF) cadre Moses Simuwelu  to conduct a postmortem examination. Police on Saturday blocked Simuwelu’s family to exhume the body and enable an independent pathologist conduct an independent conduct an independent autopsy.

UPND Deputy Secretary General, Kuchuga Simusamba, says it is disappointing that the family members of slain Simuwelu were blocked by police when they tried to exhume his body and conduct a post-mortem with an independent Pathologist.

Moses Simuwela was murdered by PF cadres who were fighting near the airport.

Mr. Simusamba says these are signs that the Zambia Police Service has lost credibility and is being used by the party in power to intimidate the people of Zambia.

He stated that this is injustice of the highest order and preventing the family members from conducting a postmortem examination with an independent Pathologist is an abuse of their human rights.

Mr. Simusamba explained that even when the Medical Doctors from the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) had finished their postmortem examination on Mr. Simuwelu, it’s the police that had moved the body and could not allow the family members to be close to the body.

The family of slain Moses Simuwelu on Saturday afternoon failed to exhume his body and conduct a postmortem examination with an independent Pathologist after the police blocked them because the Pathologist they contracted had links with the police.

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