Given Lubinda Minister of Justice Chats with President Edgar Lungu
Given Lubinda Minister of Justice Chats with President Edgar Lungu

IT is up to Mr Hichilema and other UPND members in incarceration to ask for amnesty from Government if they really need it, whoever goes to justice must go with clean hands, minister of Justice Given Lubinda has said.

Reacting to Green Party president Peter Sinkamba’s appeal for Mr Lubinda, in his capacity as minister of Justice to extend amnesty to UPND members in incarceration, he reiterated that it was up to the incarcerated to seek amnesty.

Mr Lubinda pointed out that the UPND members in incarceration would seek his amnesty and reconciliation if they so needed it. He noted that Mr Sinkamba’s call for healing and reconciliation was a progressive move but that there was need for both players in the process to be willing.

Mr Lubinda said the fact that the UPND were not willing to seek amnesty for themselves was a sign that they did not want reconciliation. “The appeal by Mr Sinkamba for reconciliation is really progressive, but this is not one sided because both parties should be willing. If the affected party really want my amnesty, then it is not for Mr Sinkamba to appeal but the aggrieved should do it themselves to show that they really mean it.

The fact that the UPND are not willing to seek amnesty for themselves is a sign that they do not want reconciliation,” he said. Mr Lubinda, however, disclosed that he had tabled Mr Sinkamba’s appeal with his justice advisors, and that he would give his position on the amnesty soon.

And PF Lusaka district chairman Stafford Kayame also noted that Mr Sinkamba’s appeal was done in good faith but that there was need for Mr Hichilema and Mr Mwamba to conform to the rule of law.

Mr Kayame reiterated that the UPND leaders needed to accept the legitimacy of the electoral process and stop demeaning the Head of State. He advised Mr Sinkamba to first counsel Mr Hichilema and Mr Mwamba to embrace peace and respect the Republican President. Mr Kayame emphasised that President Edgar Lungu had already started the reconciliation process by instructing all PF members to co-exist with other opposition supporters.

“Mr Sinkamba should first counsel HH and GBM so that these two UPND leaders and their party members accept the legitimacy of the electoral process. HH and GBM should then conform to the rule of law and stop demeaning the Head of State. President Edgar Lungu has already started the reconciliation process by instructing all PF members to co-exist with other opposition supporters,” he said.

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52 COMMENTS

  1. You know what?us in PF and Christians believe that JESUS will come again and keep those who believed in him close to him,and YOU IN UPND BELIEVE THAT YOUR DEVIL IS GOING TO GRAB POWER FROM JESUS WHEN HE COMES.KEEP HALUSINATING AND DREAMING IN YOUR NIGHT-MARES.

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    • There is no basis for HH and GBM to do so because they innocent but above all, they are ZAMBIANS.

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    • Editor, What is the email address to submit publishable OP-ED on your most read news site?

      You guys who have had your articles published on LT, what email account you have sent your articles to if I may ask? I plan on writing an article every week on sociology-economic matters.

      Thank you,
      Kale ha

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    • Yes..your White Jesus will come again to take you to heaven…keep waiting like your grandfather!!

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    • This new ex-upnd Justice ministers sounds interesting. He is GIVEN to us.

      Please PF government, just set us freeeeeeee, if you do so then we talk to Mulenga to drop petition in return.

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    • Stop furrting, you can’t tell the difference between being a minister of justice and minister of injustice. So what should we expect from the courts after lubinda’s utterances.

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    • Panda you are a complete ediot, your claim of Christianity is just a total pretense you damn hypocrite.

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  2. God help us. It appears all our leaders are no different from the nursery school going crowd. Nation building requires magnanimity!

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  3. Dont Judge and use the name of GOD in vain.
    Never trust man…. not even HH or Lungu but trust GOD.
    I am an adventist but cant not judge other christians whether pentecost or Jehovah witness or baptist or catholics.
    Jesus died for all, not PF or UPND. my plea to you sir , is fear GOD and Keep His commandments because this is the whole duty of man.
    Everyone life is n GOD’s hand and every heart beat is determined by GOD.
    However , if your cup becomes full of sin , GOD takes your life as you will not be fulfilling His purpose
    Ask for forgiveness from GOD and repent.

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  4. If you commit a crime, prepare to serve time. Amnesty? What amnesty? OK, I’ll riot tomorrow and ask for amnesty the other day.

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  5. We are very clear and it is a fact LUNGU is in state house illegally and only time will catch up with him.LUNGU IS A THIEF ,HE STEAL THE PRESIDENCY FOR THIS COUNTRY .Even lubinda is alive to the this fact.Lubinda ask Lungu is you want,the guy even admitted at the USA embassy. This recording is there for very body to see and hear,the ICC will show this recording to all Zambians.

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    • publicise it then, so that everyone knows bane, stop bluffing here muntu kwati nimbwa ifwele

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  6. What has happened to Dr Ngosa Simbyakula (Fromer Justice Minister)……..silenced or what…. ECL hates anyone who professionally opposes him

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  7. What amnesty. The law is the law. Those people have been brutally arrested and our supporters beaten with no remorse and yet you say nyo nyo. Your day of reckoning is around corner

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    • Amnesty can be used to show good will on the part of the government, whether it is asked for or not. Either party can come up with a set of conditions if necessary, but the common understanding would be that the law should be followed just as everyone’s rights should be respected and protected. As a country we lose nothing by dropping these charges. If people break the law again then we take it a step further. Whatever these people did was done under very unusual circumstances in our country coming from a complex historical process, and it is doubtful that they will do it again upon release.

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  8. Robert
    were is it written that if your cup become full of sin then God will take your life. God is God of love. He has given us grace until the last day of his coming.
    Don’t invert the new type of gospel.

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  9. As for UPND, please lawlessness doe not pay. If HH is destined to rule, he will definitely rule Zambia one day without use of force. If there are people around you who are still claiming you won the election are just liars and will make you die early.

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    • @ ZEE? WHAT FORCE IS HH USING? IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT HH IS A ZAMBIAN AND FREE TO ROAM IN HIS OWN COUNTRY THEN I DO NOT KNOW WHETHER YOU ARE LIVING IN ZAMBIA. IF THERE IS PERSECUTION IT IS DIRECTED AT THE UPND.

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  10. PF, please if you have no case release these people otherwise proceed with preparing prosecution cases and start the process! Now that government has been formed we need to hear more of why they wanted to Rob ECZ of election materials while claiming rigging. We want to hear why they victimized Bemba speaking and Easterners in the provinces which are UPND strongholds. Why are you talking Amnesty now? Aren’t some of these supposed to appear before the ICC?

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    • So you believed the nonsense they were telling you,you cant see that even them do not believe in their small silly lies.No body victimized any body because they are bemba or easterners,the accusers were all PF cadres based in Lusaka,how strange.These characters due to lack of leadership have been devisive since since they assumed power.

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  11. Zee, GOD grace is never to be taken for granted till He come….. this is no new gospel….. Man probation is determined by GOD in two ways. one way GOD has given an individual man a lifetime , for example 120 years or below. Other way is when He comes to resurrect the righteous dead and translate living for eternity.
    We need to live right by GOD’s grace for us now because we dont know when we will die before Jesus comes.
    IF you need bible study , we can organise. better talk of salvation than politics …. politics is vanity

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  12. Zee, read revelation 14 where the woman is depicted as having her cup full of wickedness .
    GOD is full of love , but pipo will perishes because they choose to sin. Before the world come to the end GOD will say let those you are filthy be filthy meaning that judgment has been passed. Read the last chapter of revelation of the Bible.
    Even so when one dies before Jesus come and had lived a wicked life , he will raised at the end of time to be condemned…….. GOD loves the sinner but hates sin

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  13. I hear Sundays game is free, if ECL has money to spend why not visit hospitals and help those in need of food and drugs.. Allowing people to go in free will create chaos and reduce the life span of the staduim

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  14. Hon. Lubinda did you know that the coming of GBM to UPND made me hate it the party and dislike HH. They have become inhuman ill treating Lungu who is also made in the image of God. Hon, there was a time l followed GBM on his page he wrote words of inspiration but his recent deeds are in contrast to what he wrote. God l pray for HH and GBM that they accept what has happened and trust you for another time. What if what they are doing was being done to them? The Bible says Do unto others what you want them do unto you.,,,, help us Lord

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  15. Mr. Sinkamba, Mr Lubinda & Mr. Kayame how many times do you want the rich HH, GBM & Nevers Mumba to repeat that they don’t recognise Lungu’s govt & all laws of Zambia except that relating to Police Bond & court petitions? So what amnesty are you talking about when they believe that they are above the rest of the laws & don’t mind as long as they can pay ZMW 25,000.00 Police Bond charge each & walk out of cells, they are ok. It will only become an issue when their offenses become unbaileable. For now the they are happy to pay bail charges, the Police are happy to issue receipts for Police Bonds, lawyers are happy to represent them at lightning speed. Its just sad for poor citizens are being jailed for simple social crimes.

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    • @ true Zambian or true uneducated Zambian 1mbecile

      Just read crap you have written and then ask somebody to explain to you why is it CRAP

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  16. This is what happens when you have no vision and you use up all your appointments and are left with two ***** in the name of BUFFOON Kambwili and COWARD Lubinda. Imagine a lawyer like Lazy Lungu appointing a **** as a legal minister…no wonder he was barred by LAZ…he has no respect for the profession!!

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  17. Is it by force that everyone recognizes Lungu as duly elected? Statistics is just numbers and what makes a people are individuals thus each individual has a right to what they would like to believe in! Let those who do not want to accept Lungu please themselves as those who recognize him! I don’t recognize anybody whose final destiny will be a same size grave (hole) as mine except for cosmetics above the hole! Yes as only God promises me a tomorrow thus my awe and allegiance I pay!

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    • by Law not by feeling or thinking. Once the judiciary conferred that that on you then you are legally… Then it doeskin matter what someone else thinks or tells others….

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  18. Has anyone thought about this, If it was PF who lost , the petition was taken to the con court and the 14days elapsed without hearing the petition what would have happened in the country?

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    • Nothing could have happened. Rules of the game govern each game. Just like the then Lundazi PF aspiring candidate, Dr John Phiri and Muchinga PF aspiring candidate Dr Ngosa Simbyakula were disqualified from contesting their seats after arriving late by electoral officers at the Nomination Centres. These two gentlemen despite being PF pillars and ministers, PF or ECL could not save them from their own problems of failing to respect rules of the game, deadlines, time even if it meant easily giving away 2 seats for PF. Even PF could have been history by now just like John Phiri, Simbyakula, Sir Roy Welensky, UNIP, MMD. Rules of the game are greater than the game itself, players, referees & officials.

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    • Fwebene – Courts are not denying anybody anything. What evidence did HH and team present to the ConCourt in the 14 days that they had?

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  19. minister of justice – this is insane !!! He lied, and lied and lied again when he was minister of agriculture and now he is minister of justice !!!! This clearly shows what the PF is made of

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  20. this young boy called Lubinda has forgotten the suspension he went thru in PF. Shame on you Lubinda. . You have just become a f00lish boy. Just shut up

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  21. Animal farm at its best!!,Zambia now is a very good example of not how to run country in the 21st century

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  22. Let the law apply on UPND diots and sure when they come out of jail they will be good citizens. They must be crushed until they become normal citizens. If they think that’s what it means as a citizen with rights is to break the law then let the law change them for the better. They are a let down fools as old as they are.

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