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.