by Abraham Kalito on 18 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 18 Jul 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 18 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 18 Jul 2018
- Goal Diggers
by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 18 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 18 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 17 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 16 Jul 2018
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Jul 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Jul 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 17 Jul 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 17 Jul 2018
- Editor's Choice
by Percy Chanda, UPND on 15 Jun 2018by Elias Munshya on 11 Jun 2018by Akashambatwa Mbikusita-Lewanika on 31 May 2018by Chibamba Kanyama on 25 May 2018
by Mirriam Chabala on 13 Jul 2018by Chense Chola on 7 Jul 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 22 Jun 2018by Felix Kashweka on 30 May 2018
- Guest Diggers
by Sampa Kabwela on 14 Jul 2018by Chibamba Kanyama on 9 Jul 2018by Netsanet Belay - Amnesty International on 25 Jun 2018by Kalaki on 24 Jun 2018
Nothing has gone wrong – LunguBy Mukosha Funga on 13 Apr 2017
There is nothing that has gone wrong, police have a duty to arrest if anyone breaks the law, says President Edgar Lungu.
And President Lungu has insisted that he will not interfere in a case in which UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is facing charges of treason and obstruction, saying there are defined roles in governance systems.
Speaking upon arrival in Northern Province where he has gone for a three-day working visit, President Lungu said police had a duty to arrest anyone who broke the law.
“There is nothing that has gone wrong. I was asked at the airport ‘what do you think about what’s going on in the country Mr President?’ I said ‘the problem is that you want to speak as if something has gone wrong. Tapali ifilubene iyo. The police have a job to arrest if you are wrong and also protect property. If anyone transgresses or breaks the law, the police have a job,” President Lungu said .
And Speaking before departure at City Airport this morning, the Head of State insisted that he would not interfere in HH’s case.
“Let’s allow each other space to do that which we have been assigned in our calling. As the President, I know my job and these people also as law enforcement authority they know their job, even lawyers know their job. People calling upon me to intervene in the operations of the police, we don’t do that in a civilised state. The rule of law demands that the law is above all of us so those who are calling upon me to intervene or interfere in areas which are not under my control, I will not do so. Let us respect each other’s roles. There’s the Legislature, the Executive, the Judiciary, President, Police Inspector General, all of us have got roles. Why do they want me to have all the power which I don’t have? I don’t have power,” said President Lungu.
On Monday, heavily armed police raided HH’s house seeking to arrest him for failing to give way to the Head of State’s motorcade in Mongu.
The following day, HH was arrested and jointly charged with five others for treason, among other charges.
HH’s wife, Mutinta narrated to journalists how police destroyed property and used excessive force in their pursuit.
About Mukosha Funga
Mukosha Funga is a Zambian journalist interested in good governance and anti corruption reporting.
- Nga HH chipuba, chipuba chesu – UPND - 18 Jul 2018
- Zambia first in Africa to launch e-health care program – Foote - 18 Jul 2018
- Unrepentant Siwale says Mambilima is a foreigner, abetting a criminal President - 16 Jul 2018
- Tanzanian woman dies in COMESA inferno - 13 Jul 2018
- Lungu sends 5 ministers to re-negotiate Chinese debt - 11 Jul 2018
- Police record 487 deaths from 7,713 road accidents in 3 months
- Improved e-voucher system will benefit farmers – Katambo
- Kalaba wonders why “custom-made” fire tenders couldn’t stop COMESA fire
- PF promised Zambians heaven, but delivered hell – Kakoma
- Kapwepwe becomes new COMESA SG, as Lungu demands equity from block
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend