UPND secretary general Stephen Katuka says the report which President Edgar Lungu ordered on the killings of State Prosecutor Nsama Nsama and UPND member Joseph Kaunda is being delayed because police already know that they are the ones responsible for their deaths.

In an interview, Katuka argued that investigations into the extrajudicial killings of the two unarmed civilians last month had been delayed because the police were complicit in their murders.

“The investigations should not take long, it’s not even a one-hour job to know who shot the bullet, they know, it is an operation and they know. There are regulations that guide operations of that nature so they know who shot Nsama Nsama and Joseph Kaunda, it’s just that they are involved and they do not want to tell us. We have already applied for an inquest, but up to now, we are still waiting. It is that inquest that will go into detail to investigate what really happened,” said Katuka, who also urged the Judiciary to do their part and ensure they resolved the matter so that justice was served.

But police spokesperson Esther Katongo assured that the report would be submitted to President Lungu once investigations were finally concluded.

“We can only give information once we are done. When we are done with the investigations, a report will be handed over to His Excellency, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, who will communicate to the public using the right channels,” said Katongo in a separate interview