Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila says the ruling Party has welcomed the decision for the State to enter a Nolle Prosequi in the treason case involving UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and Five others.
“We welcome the decision as it is a show of independence of our institutions such as the Directorate of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and Judiciary. We must never lose sight of the rule of law which emphasizes that no one is above the law. We further wish to remind that a Nolle Prosequi is not an acquittal. It is a Nolle. But most importantly for us in the PF is the independence of the DDP and Judiciary demonstrated”, Mwila noted.
The PF Secretary General has stated that this action has proved wrong those within and outside Zambia who championed an agenda of tarnishing the Country’s leadership and image to the world.
“This would never have happened in a dictatorship. We are not a dictatorship. We do not aspire to be one. We’ll never be one. We are democrats in word and deed”, Hon Mwila observed.
Mwila also acknowledged other stakeholders who have shown interest in maintaining of peace and stability in the Country.
“Let me thank all those like the Church and Commonwealth Secretary General, among others, who genuinely took keen interest in Zambia’s peace and stability. PF will always be committed to uniting Zambia beyond partisan, religious, tribal, gender lines”, he has stated.
Hon Mwila has also called the UPND leader Hichilema to pursue the call for talks and promotion of peace and unity in the country.
“ On a political level, people expect that the UPND leader will not abandon the commitment to democracy, but accept defeat and recognize the election and authority of President Edgar Lungu without reservations” Mwila said