by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 21 Jul 2018by Joseph Mwenda on 21 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 20 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 20 Jul 2018
- Goal Diggers
by Stuart Lisulo on 21 Jul 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 20 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 20 Jul 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 18 Jul 2018
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 20 Jul 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 19 Jul 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Jul 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 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 Sipilisiwe Ncube on 19 Jul 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 13 Jul 2018by Chense Chola on 7 Jul 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 22 Jun 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
Judiciary applying law selectively – US based PF founderBy Enesi Kaoma on 15 Sep 2017
A United States-based PF Founder Henry Sakala says the Zambian Judicial system sometimes applies the law selectively depending on individuals involved.
Speaking when he featured on Straight Talk Africa on Wednesday, Sakala agreed with concerns raised by UPND president Hakainde Hichilema, who also featured on the programme, that those who were close to the system were breaking the law with impunity.
“If you look at certain people who have been arrested for minor crimes, they have been jailed for a number of years but others with big offences don’t get jailed because they are well connected and they are in politics,” Sakala said.
He went further to question the treason charge that was slapped on Hichilema.
“Yes Hichilema committed a crime for not respecting the President but the charge given did not march the offence he committed. Who sends a person who has committed a crime to a Maximum Prison apart from the court? But the court did not send HH to a maximum Prison, the police did. Where did the Police get the powers to do that?” Sakala wondered.
“He also condemned the manner in which police raided Hichilema’s house before arresting him.
“They should have written him a call out rather than storming his house as if he was a criminal,” Sakala said, adding that HH needed to also show respect to President Edgar Lungu because of the seat he occupied.
“Hakainde Hichilema cannot say that he did not make a mistake, he made a mistake. One of the proverbs in my country says ubufumu buchindika abene (when somebody is a king, he deserves the respect that comes with the kingship. His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu is President of Zambia and he deserves the respect that comes with his position…,” said Sakala.
Meanwhile, Hichilema said he was ready and eager to kick-start the dialogue process with ruling party for the sake of the country.Related Items
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