THE Human Rights Commission and Prisons Care and Counseling Association (PRISCCA) have welcomed President Hakainde Hichilema’s pronouncement that his government has taken a decision to end the death penalty. PRISCCA executive director Dr Godfrey Malembeka says as a Christian nation, Zambia doesn’t need the death penalty, describing it as a bad, archaic law which targets the poor. And Human Rights Commission Chairperson Mudford Mwandenga says the decision taken by government is a landmark step towards enhancing the promotion and protection of the right to life. During his address to the nation on the eve of the Africa Freedom Day, President Hichilema said his government had taken a decision to end the death penalty in Zambia and would work with Parliament…...

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