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Minister of Religious Affairs Acquitted after being sued by HH and 5 others

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Minister of Religious and National Guidance Godfridah Sumaili
Minister of Religious and National Guidance Godfridah Sumaili
The Lusaka Magistrate Court has acquitted Minister of Religious and National Guidance Godfridah Sumaili on one count of contempt of court.

Lusaka Magistrate Ireen Wishimanga acquitted the Minister after the state offered a no evidence against the suspect. In this matter Reverend Sumaili was dragged to court by UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and five others for allegedly commenting on a treason charge that they were facing.

The treason Charge in question was however dropped by the Lusaka High Court following the DPP’s decision to enter a nolle prosequi. When the matter came up today lawyers from the National Prosecution Authority informed the court that after going through the matter they have come to a conclusion that there is no evidence to prosecute the Minister.

Mr. Hichilema and five others who are the complainants in the matter were not before the court.

Mr. Hichilema and five others had attempted to prosecute the case using private lawyers but the DPP refused saying the law only allows her office to prosecute all criminal matters in Zambia.

Lusaka Magistrate Ireeen Wishimanga allowed the DPP to take over the case after Mr. Hichilema and five others withdraw their objection for the state to take over the case.

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30 COMMENTS

    • She has more credibility than HH.

      It is scandalous that the accused is suing Honorable Godfridah Sumaili who is loved respected and has a genuine reason of existence.

      HH and 5 others are in a tailspin, they are not evolving.

      You need to change, if you don’t change you die ( said a certain Steve Job one day)

      I hold a PhD

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

    • Is Rev. Sumaili employed by church or government? Or has 2 jobs?
      She has lost credibility of late, to extent of being sued.

  1. Every thing in Zambia now is corrupted since lungu took over, the police, the judiciary, the ministers, the tendering process , the council’s, everything getting more corrupt by the day with lungu in charge.

  2. This is another form of a nolle, when DPP takes over a case. There can be no private prosecutors if the law did not permit.
    Who didnt see the evidence of Sumaili ranting about the HH treason case on ZNBC TV. When DPP took over case, smart HH did not bother to attend as the fate was known. Maybe it was agreed that the treason case and all cases connected to it (from Tayali to Sumaili) be terminated one way or another when they came up.

    • @ panda
      And because Nchito took questionable decision any other illegal act should be justified? Do you self a favor, next time you crap, follow your brain in the sewer.

  3. It is very clear that this was a classic case of Contempt of Court.

    That the case failed to be prosecuted is a damming indictment of the Office of the DPP. They were not upholding their duty to represent the people of Zambia, but instead the interests of this corrupt Government.

    Now anyone can discuss and comment on cases sub-judice publically and expect not to be held accountable for it. A precedent has been set

    This is indeed a very dark day for Justice and the Rule of Law in Zambia. Ireen Wishimanga has not only undercut the standing of Judges, but also colluded in this miscarriage.

  4. HH must have had a temporary memory lapse, you can’t sue one of lungu’s henchmen and expect she/he would be prosecuted. It’s like a snake swallowing itself starting with the tail.

    • Haters of HH have no brains in their heads but filled with half waters which shakes whenever the slop or disturbance is set. When you analyse them you will discover that they dont analyse issues but Toilet tissues and that is what they are.

  5. There are things in life deserving justice and where the process of executing that justice be in person or procedural justice dies before birth.

  6. God’s Relic cannot be brought done by Men of Evil. Amen.

    God Bless our Honourable Religious Affairs Minister. Now she can return to tending to our needs, praying for and advising the govn’t on Righteous Laws.

  7. Is under5 normal mwe bantu? Since August last year the boy has spent half his time in legal and court matters, either suing people or being incarcerated. When he runs out of people to sue he will go for his lawyer Jack Mwiimbu. Think I am kidding? There is nothing comical about under5 as far as enjoying court is concerned……

    Awe bu U.PNDonkey techintu ichisuma iyo!!

  8. This country will never be the same after allowing the masquerades to impose themselves on the Zambians. What sane person can expect any different judgment from the compromised and corrupt Judicial system? Elyo ifipuba fyena filemonamo ifya mano muli aya mafi ya calo.

  9. Ati minister of religious affairs, which religious affairs! When the whole cabinet is stinking with corruption, this is a devil Satan busy playing with appointing hand in this republic. This religious minister ca not even give guidance to bad governing tendencies being exhibited, this is so because she acting in lucifer Satan ‘s way. Well,a religious minister is supposed to be upright. Well, God will judge us according to what we do.

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