President Rupiah Banda says the current calls to remove the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are unnecessary.
President Banda says the country would be setting a dangerous precedent if it decided to interfere with the independent powers of the DPP.
President Banda was speaking to journalist in Lusaka just before flying to Mfuwe in Estern province where he will spend Christmas.
He said the DPP should be allowed to do his job without undue interference from any quarter.
President Banda said that vice-president George Kunda has already ably explained and articulated the position of government on the matter.
Vice president Kunda last week said that the call to remove the DPP is a plan ocherstrated by people who want to usurpe state power. He said the DPP will not resign.
There has been calls in the Post newspaper for the DPP Chalwe Mchenga to resign.