DPP enters nolle in a case involving HH’s Deputy Press Secretary

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Director of Public Prosecution Fulata Lillian Shawa Siyuni
Director of Public Prosecution Fulata Lillian Shawa Siyuni

The Director of Public Prosecution has entered a nolle prosequi in the case involving UPND President Hakainde Hichilema’s Deputy Press Secretary Brian Mwiinga and 9 others.

And Magistrate Fides Hamaundu has since discontinued the matter in which the 10 were arrested for allegedly obstructing the police from arresting the UPND president on 10th April, 2017.

The matter which was due to commence for trial this morning could not do so following fresh instructions in accordance with section 81 of the CPC.

Magistrate Faidess Hamaundu has since discontinued the matter and has set the accused free.

But Magistrate Fides Hamaundu has directed that the accused be given back all their items which police confiscated from them during the arrest at Mr Hichilema’s residence.

She directed that if state police will not do so, the accused must begin criminal proceedings against individual officers.

Brian Mwiinga, William Banda, Gilbert Liswaniso, Dean Mweetwa, Jed Kaliminwa, David Mwanza, John Zulu, Rashid Masumba, John Lungu, and Michael Tembo were arrested have all been set free.

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53 COMMENTS

  1. What an embarrassment Ba DPP. Why arrest and charge them in the first place. …and to think we have a lawyer as PF president

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    • Pompos reconciliation for what. ? Even HH is on record saying he does not want forgiveness from any one because he was innocent, he wanted the courts to trial him……lungu , the courts and PF would have been embarrassed

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    • THis is a great start. In simple Zambian English for all those that are not educated at my level ( PhD People).

      There was a request for UPND that in order for reconciliation talks to commence they will need to squash and discontinue the case of anyone in the UPND camp.

      This has been done, the next expected course of action, is for UPND and in this case HH, to ask ( only he can..) President Lungu and publicly accept that he is democratically elected leader of your nation.

      In summary, the hard part is done, HH and UPND should do the more difficult part, well maybe easy if you knew all along that UPND should have accepted the eections right then.

      SADC, UN, Commonwealth have all endorsed those elections, why cant UPND and their apologists fail to?

      See where the problem…

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    • HH went to South Africa to campaign for 2021 elections.

      Am not sure whether Maimane and Malema have Zambian voters cards.

      Our actions in life speak of whether we are politically mature pure not.

      Discrediting the nation to an opposition party does not add a single value to any party.

      What support or pressure do you get by winning the sympathy of opposition from other nations when all government globally do not support your behaviour?

      It does not add up in political sense!

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    • Useless and clueless DPP. Mutembo Nchito would never have allowed for the Judiciary to be embarrassed to such levels. President is Edgar, what do you expect?

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    • Honestly, its a pity the stupi.dity, ineptness, inefficient, of kanganja boys and their bosses in PF including DPP, is now being turned to look as if HH and all his people were released to enable reconciliations.
      ECL and you PF cadres here were saying there was no topic for discussion as part of reconciliation, suddenly you have a topic? You are just covering up your disappointment and you are exposed, the fact is that the arrest of HH and his people was just a political victimization.We told you from the beginning that there was no case. Now that you are ashamed your key argument now is that they were release for reconciliation. Rubbish!!! Reconciliation or no reconciliation, there was no case before. Period. you are using that term as a scapegoat for your embarrassment.

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    • Princess Nolle Prosequi strikes again..what a joke of a DPP…no shame at all. I wonder what she thinks everytime she sees herself in the mirror in morning. I hope someone answers for this as people are being arrested for the sake of it.

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    • PART OF THE PEACE DEAL BROKERED BY COMMONWEALTH, CATHOLIC BISHOPS AND OBASANJO SEEING THAT ZAMBIA IS BIGGER THAN BOTH HH AND ECL AND THEIR DICIPLES
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      A little learning here.
      Definition – Nolle prosequi (noli prosekwa?; Classical Latin: [nole prosekwi]) is a legal term of art and a Latin legal phrase meaning “be unwilling to pursue”, a phrase amounting to “do not prosecute” on the pretext that a prosecutor’s decision to voluntarily discontinue criminal charges either before trial or before a verdict is rendered. It is different from an involuntary dismissal. It is not an acquittal, and the principle of double jeopardy therefore does not apply. The defendant may later be re-indicted on the same charge. SO WATCH OUT.

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    • You have to see the game behind all of these actions of the DPP. dont think you are dealing with fools. the idea is to remove the shine from all major opposition parties. And the way to do this is to stop the attention on them created by these court cases etc. see they tried plan A which was to silence them by instilling fear in them. this did not work because of the international publicity they got instead. Plan B is now to silence the opposition by ignoring them and their actions, make them irrelevant on the international as well as local scene. hoping they will shut up.
      These are chess moves.

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    • “She directed that if state police will not do so, the accused MUST begin criminal proceedings against individual officers.”

      Make sure you pursue these thieving so called police, let the tables turn. ?

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  2. The dullness exhibited by PF rats is award wining…to think the educated PF rats on this LT thought the traffic offence in Mongolia was treason is just out of this world….no wonder Zambia is such a lawless place with gun slinging presidential advisories romming the streets and other PF leaders calling on their thugs to steal plots and take over bus stops…..

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    • Meanwhile you have killed an innocent boy in the upnd stronghold just because he is related to Sunday Chanda, evil people!

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    • And how many taxi divers have you killed ? How many markets have you burned just for tribal supremacy.. …now mutati is being hounded out of PF based on tribe

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    • Facts speak for themselves. It’s not good to be a cadre, you lose your freedom to freely think. A normal person would not support the current persecution of Mutati.

      What is PF afraid? He is a better minister, and you want him to underperform? MMD ministers in this coalition government are much visible and I think PF doesn’t want anyone who outperforms them.

      Why is ECL silent on this Mutati persecution?

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  3. While PF have shown tolerance for the sake of the national peace, the other guys in the UPND are busy selling off the country to outsiders as the case of your president HH. I hope these prisoners have learnt a lesson. ….Boma ni boma bwana HH and your group. Any way, its good you are out aleast Im sure you missed bedroom operations.

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    • The dullness exhibited by opposition supporters is amazing – these nolles are deliberately intended to close these political cases but our friends do not seem to see things through the correct lenses.

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  4. Denkede, what tolerance. This typical abuse of power, arresting people and even transfering to Mukobeko without being found quilty is appalling. Boma does not mean abuse and Boma cannot exist without people like HH. Don’t get too drunk with power because the same power you are abusing and kapokola you sending to harrass other are going to harass Lungu when he leaves office. ECL needs good advisors than what he has now, the same people giving you wrong advice are going to desert you once you leave power, they will even testify against you.

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  5. @CHINA
    Well said brother but living in denial is what has caused UPND and it’s supporters to be in this situation. There shall only be one president at a time. I feel for them.

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    • @ DENKEDE

      Are you by any chance trying to compete with Mushota for intellectual failure of the year?
      Please, try to read Constitution of Zambia before showing your lack of basic knowledge. If you do not agree, please enlighten us on a SPECIFIC provision of the Constitution which mandate PEOPLE of Zambia to accept anybody as president.
      Eagerly waiting for your learned interpretation of the supreme law of Zambia.

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    • Terrible your comments nowadays confuse me. You have just attacked your fellow PF supporter. Are you feeling OK mudala?

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  6. HH went to South Africa to campaign for 2021 elections.

    Am not sure whether Maimane and Malema have Zambian voters cards.

    Our actions in life speak of whether we are politically mature or not.

    Discrediting the nation to an opposition party does not add a single value to any party.

    What support or pressure do you get by winning the sympathy of opposition from other nations when all governments globally do not support your behaviour?

    It does not add up any political sense!

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  7. her boss hon lubinda asked alll lawyers to specialise. This lady has taken his advice. Yes she specializes in Nolles

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  8. We have the worst DPP in the history of the country. So unfortunate that she is the first female DPP, and she is tarnishing the name of other female lawyers. This lady is too compromised to carry out her duties faithfully. No wonder Mr. Lungu was in a hurry to get rid of Mutembo Nchito. We have seen his plan of putting a useless DPP in the office, who only does what Mr. Lungu wants. Such a shame! Nolle everyday! There is injustice in Zambia and this lady is at the center of it, together with the IG, Concourt and Speaker. Come to think of it, which institutions are working as they should?

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  9. Its about time we considered a law to avoid the abuse of nolle. I can gaurantee u, there is no country on earth abusing nolle as much as Zambia is doing. These games are now becoming very irritating.

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  10. GRZ has now transformed itself into Govt of Nolle Prosqui (GNP). The DPP is dishing out Nolles like confetti. Lungu’s Dictatorship is now reaching a Dead End. After the Supreme Court In Kenya nullifief Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election and the Zambian Concourt recently ruled that Lungu abrogated the Zambian Constitution Ruled that when Lungu refused to handover Power to the Speaker of Parliament during the Petition Hearing the man is living in fear. Which way Jonathan Pombe Lungu? # Let the Petition be heard in Court. Period.

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  11. But honestly ladies and gentlemen, what is the essesnce of Mushota on these blogs? Just looks at her posting above, how could someone in their five senses come here to undress exposing their erection and pencil dick for that matter! Aya ni masalamusi oyipisisa, this he/she needs a Sangoma to exorcise her of these ghosts troubling her.

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  12. For any young girl her age to be always wearing a wig like Gogo Inonge Veep says a lot about her level of gutlessness. She’s got to be the most completely useless DPP the country has ever seen.

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  13. Underfive went to South Africa to sow seeds of division in Zambia. Instead he has caused havoc in the DA party of Maimane. Apparently the muzungus in the DA are not impressed with this underfive embarrassing them. You know bazungus, the momemt underfive uttered the egoistic words ” I, Hakainde, will fight them….” they were put off. I hear they are now asking Maimane whether this underfive represents an opposition party in Zambia or not. They are saying that it appears Maimane is forging a relationship with an individual posing as an opposition when DA is supposed to relate to a fellow party and not underfive as an individual.
    Believe you me, there is chaos in DA right now except that the white DA MPs are mature and too smart to wash their dirty linen in public, if you know what I…

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  14. Believe you me, there is chaos in DA right now except that the white DA MPs are mature and too smart to wash their dirty linen in public, if you know what I mean. Boasting yaba underfive yaononga party ya nzao. Eishhh, these UPNDonkeys, kuti wasebana.

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    • @ Nkhata bay

      What this terrible jack ass is avoiding to say, that UK PR Agency, which was paid by Gupta’s, has been found guilty of spreading falsehood against DA and thus ACTIVELY PROMOTING RACIAL HATRED. Check bbc.com/news

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  15. Terrible has again exposed his vast intellect …….thought this was about the DPP and nolles….yet the pf intelligensia has some how commented on HH in Sth Africa.

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    • The PF supporters are a whole bunch of dunderheads. No wonder the country is disintegrating while they hate on HH. Zambia is bigger than HH. Let’s discuss how Mr. Lungu, our current president, is destroying the institutions of the state. The DPPs office has been captured by State House, but PF cadres are only interested in what HH is doing. What a bunch of useless cadres!

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  16. Interesting indeed:
    “But Magistrate Fides Hamaundu has directed that the accused be given back all their machetes and pangas which police confiscated from them during the arrest at Mr Hichilema’s residence.”
    He is called Hamaundu by the way. What else do we expect from such names!
    Pathetic!

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  17. Rudemonk another myopic paid blogger quotiing what isnt even in statement. Pf sycophants are so obvious in trying to paint a picture to the international community that UPND are a violent party. Pushing that line so often only makes pipo question why is it important to make such statements.. its like being a child and telling mum he hit so that the true guilt is deflected from the perpetrator. Childish tactics. Maybe works for the population of zambia that unfortunately have not been fortunate enough to have education. Rudemonk that is whybPf needed MMD pipo to be minister. Mutatati, Dora, Katambo et al. In reality it is MMD/PF regime. Pf is the lesser contributor much like your infantile inputs. Grow up

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  18. If you were a relative of the released am sure you would have used the few Ngwee left in your pocket to cerebrate the Nolle. Our leader in the opposition pronounced forgiveness at the Cathedral and this action just qualifies the same. I urge the forgiven lot to reflect on the cause of their arrests and ponder whether its worthy to pay such a high price for the happiness of an individual. Seek the guidense of God in all that you engage in.

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  19. The DPP job is tough among Hyenas.
    The Mutati Lion King “One day you will be King young master” Zazu to young Simba.
    Just look at the language, work ethic and determination in everything he does . . . the hyenas will react.

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  20. Just a few months ago IG kanganja was a PF darling. Now that HH is out PF leadership are blaming him for failing to cook evidence to lock up HH that’s why small boys like Amos can evrn scorn him for refusing to allow Prayers for HH’s release. IG is sensing danger hence quietness. So madam Nolle be careful other wise you will also be retired in the national interest of lungu and disappear to some farm cause your career would be dented by pf beyond repair.

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