Former President Rupiah Banda’s Political Advisor, Akashambatwa Mbikusita Lewanika says there is need to depoliticise criminal justice process in the country.
Mr Lewanika noted that some suspects are going freely with their life even when they have committed serious offences because they belong to certain political parties while others face arrests because of belonging to certain political parties.
He reiterated that such happenings have continued because the criminal justice process is politicised in Zambia and some other countries in the world.
“No suspect should go scot free on account of belonging to a political party and no one should be arrested for belonging to a certain political party.
I think there is need to depoliticise criminal justice process in the country and in some other countries in the world,” he said.
The former Mongu lawmaker was reacting to the continued brutal killings of innocent people in the country by some alleged party cadres where no arrests have been made.
In the early hours of Monday on February 243rd, 2015, a Munali Constituency Youth Chairman of Mtendere Compound in Lusaka identified as Glayzer Matapa was attacked and killed by some suspected political party cadres that wanted to grab his land because he belonged to a different party.
Mr Lewanika told ZANIS in an interview in Ndola that he has also urged the police in the country through his face book account to do their duties without taking account of political affiliations of victims or suspects.
“The media, general citizenship and other law enforcing agencies should address crime in a non-partisan or political term.
As for police officers, I am urging them to be professional, they should do their duties without taking account of political affiliations of victims or suspects,” he urged.