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Jailed Mayor and UPND Councilor thanks President Lungu for pardoning him

General News Jailed Mayor and UPND Councilor thanks President Lungu for pardoning him

Jailed former Livingstone Mayor and Lizuma Ward Councillor, Aggrey Njekwa, waves to his sympathisers near the holding cells for Livingstone Courts
Former Livingstone Mayor and Lizuma Ward Councillor, Aggrey Njekw

FORMER Livingstone Mayor Aggrey Njekwa has thanked President Edgar Lungu for including him to be among 554 pardoned prisoners during the commemorations to mark Africa Freedom Day.

On September 25, 2015, Mr Njekwa was jailed and sentenced to three years in prison with hard labour after being convicted with manslaughter.

In an interview in Livingstone yesterday, Mr Njekwa expressed his profound gratitude to the President for gesture.

Mr Njekwa, who previously served as United Party for National Development (UPND) Lizuma Ward councilor, said his release didn’t come as a surprise because the President Lungu knew him as a hard working civic leader who had done a lot to develop Livingstone.

“You see, when I was sentenced I didn’t complaint and I didn’t appeal to the judgment even though I knew I was innocent.

“I immediately petitioned the President while in prison and continued praying for my freedom and finally my prayer has been answered,”Mr Njekwa said.

He said his time in prison had taught him on how to look at life from a different perspective and thanked the Zambia Correctional Service for their tiring efforts to improve correctional facilities in the country.

Mr Njekwa said President Lungu had shown the people of Zambia that that he was a listening President going by the recent pronouncements and declarations made.

He praised the President for choosing Vice President Inonge Wina as his running mate.

“The choice by the President to pick our mother madam Inonge Wina as a running mate is a clear indication that Mr Lungu has a clear vision of championing the agenda of women empowerment in the country and setting an agenda for Africa as a whole.

“I call upon every peace loving Zambian to fully support the President as he endeavors to put most hard working women on the spotlight.

Asked on whether he intends to get back into active politics, Mr Njekwa jokingly said that his blood running in his veins was that of a politician and promised to get back to the political arena soon after consulting his family.

22 COMMENTS

    • 3 years!! 3 years for Manslaughter??? and you get 15 years for touching a girl (indecent assault). I just dont see the logic.

    • Chagwa is decongesting prisons so that there will be more room when he goes in after August. He is also improving some prison facilities but he probably should be sent to Mongu Prison instead of Mwembeshi that he is improving.
      #ChagwaMustFall
      #PFmustGo

    • WHY DO YOU THANK KAMINAMINSA WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN PRAYING TO GOD FOR YOUR RELEASE? MAN, PRAISE THE LIVING GOD THAT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN BACK YOUR FREEDOM, NOT THIS CROOK CALLED PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU. THIS LUNGU IS EVIL. HE IS KILLING MILLIONS OF ZAMBIANS DAILY THROUGH HIS EGO-CENTRISM. LUNGU HAS LOOTED FOR HIS PERSONAL GAINS AT THE EXPENSE OF MILLIONS OF ZAMBIANS WHO DESERVE TO BE SERVICED BETTER BY A GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY. ABASH MALAWIAN LOOTER, AND NOW DICTATOR AS WELL. ABASH LUNGU KAMINAMINSA DRUNKARD.

    • Talk about thieves looking after their own!! The master thief doing his bit!!

      #chagwamustfall!! PamaFikuyabebele!!

      Vote wisely 11/8/2016!! vote Zambia Forward!! Vote UPND!! Abantu baya!!

      I thank you!!

  1. Couldn’t he pardon all the female murderers as well, just like Mugabe has done in ZIM. Infact all the prisoners must be pardoned ….

  2. The precedent or example Lungu is showing will only result in politicians stop fearing being caught because they know that they will be pardoned.And the number of prisoners being pardoned is alarming.

  3. Another example of abuse of authority! African countries got independence too early before they knew how to manage a country!

  4. Pardoning should extend to all prisoners especially those who have been jailed for social offenses which Prof. Nkandu Luo has blown out of proportions calling them Gender Based Violence crimes & these are the majority. Our criminal justice system is more advanced than our culture & traditions, hence forcing men men & women to be unfairly imprisoned. Before we ratify these UN Protocols, we have to make sure that we align our culture to them first otherwise, they breed injustice on citizens though social development is important. Imagine, if King Mswati was in Zambia he could have been at Mikobeko prison waiting for his execution day for GBV crimes just for marrying young consenting ladies, who spend sleepless nights until their dreams of marrying King Mswati or Jacob Zuma come true.

  5. Release illegal immigrants who are jailed without trial epecially those married to Zambians and give them the status they deserve. They did not kill anyone, they are simply living in a land that God created.

    Also stop collecting unrealistic large sums of money from them which are not receipted.

    • I second that and also minors and mentally disabled prisoners. This man gets only 3 years for taking a life and is out in less than a year. What a joke and mockery at the judicial system and the families of the victim.

  6. This Katondo boys PF zealot is a different breed, I mean the issue at hand is about the Jailed Mayor and UPND Councilor who has been pardoned by the President and he is thanking President Lungu for pardoning him, the chap (Katondo) comes up with very very irrelevant issue. If he was at Katondo boys secondary School in Mufulira I would be surprised if he passed his grade 8, or he may he have been buying his way to grade 12. He is far below average. He is getting me yawning, the good thing is that I have opted not to read anything coming under his name.

  7. WHY DOES LUNGU PARDON CRIMINALS OF HIGH CRIMES???? WHY? WHEN THERE ARE WOMAN LOCKED AWAY FOR PEDDLING A FEW BALLS OF CHAMBA.

  8. He can pardon all prisoners to come and vote for him for all we care, but there will be no one to pardon him as he goes in in just a few months’ time.

  9. Birds of the same feathers flock together,chakolwa must be sent back to the shamble of chawama bars because heis up to no good.

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