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Be impartial, Chief Justice tells Police Public Complaints Commission members

Headlines Be impartial, Chief Justice tells Police Public Complaints Commission members

Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima has urged the new members of the Police Public Complaints Commission (PPCC) to be impartial and fair as they execute their duties.

Justice Mambilima said the commission should investigate complaints from the members of the general public about the police action in a thorough and fair manner.

She explained that the main function of the PPCC is to oversee police actions, investigate and make recommendations to relevant authorities.

ZANIS reports the Chief Justice said this in Lusaka today after swearing-in five members of the Police Public Complaints Commission.

“I urge you to fully implement your mandate of receiving and investigating the complaints from the general public about the conduct of the police as they carry out their duties. Complaints have even reached my office about abuse of authority by the police as they execute their duties, therefore make sure that you perform according to the guidelines under Article 237(2) of the laws of Zambia,” she stressed.

She pointed out that investigating matters exhaustively before making recommendations will bring about public satisfaction in the way the commission handles the complaints.

Justice Mambilima further stressed that individual members must not hesitate to declare interest whenever conflicted in any matter before them to ensure unbiased recommendations.

Members of the commission that have been sworn-in today are Getrude Musyani as vice chairperson, Maeke Njunju, Chibesa Chibesakunda Mumba, Evans Hamaila and Isaac Chilanga and members.

On Wednesday this week, (3rd March 2021), President Edgar Lungu swore in Patrick Mutale as Chairperson of the Police Public Complaints Commission.

The Head of State emphasized that the performance and conduct of the Zambia Police Service before, during and after the August 12 general elections was a subject of public debate.

Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima (fourth from left) poses for the picture with newly appointed Police Public Commission board members after swearing in at the high Court. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA/ZANIS
Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima (fourth from left) poses for the picture with newly appointed Police Public Commission board members after swearing in at the high Court. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA/ZANIS

18 COMMENTS

  1. CHIEF JUSTICE IS SPOT ON BY STATING BE IMPARTIAL !!
    HOWEVER IMPARTIAL IS NOT IN ANY ZAMBIAN DICTIONARY
    ASK YOURSELF IS ANYONE YOU KNOW IMPARTIAL ?????????
    AND THE POLICE BELONG TO PFF AND YOU ASKING THEM TO GO AGAINST THEIR CHIEF ???????

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  2. My mother mambilima you are very wise. This is timely advice. I am just winding up work after a long week of hard work. I am meeting the boys for a few drinks and getting abit drunk tonight. I have told my wlfe to expect me home tomorrow. If your wlfe tells you she going for overnight prayers tonight, then sorry.

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  3. Tikki take your shiki polomya far away. Internet in Zambia is a curse. You are too excited about being able to blog.

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  4. Tarinno, advise KZ to take his tablets, his braggadocio rants may end up as insults to his boss.

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  5. Please can we also urgently lobby that a Police IG must be a nominee from the common wealth and seconded to Zambia and should never be a Zambian. Can we please lose our independence as Zambia just for this very important function with the objective of attaining impartiality in that office

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  6. KIKI KAIZER GOING OUT FOR THE NIGHT DRINKING after your hard work
    THE ONLY HARD WORK YOU KNOW IS SPROUTING YOU MOUTH OFF WITH A LOT OF GARBAGE ATTACHED
    YES I WILL STAY HERE FOR A WHILE I AM A PASSIONATE ZAMBIAN AND I WILL NOT ALLOW YOU OR ANYONE FOR THAT MATTER
    PRAISE A PARTY THAT IS NOT DESERVING…. IN MY PERSONAL VIEW… AS PF HAS FAILED ME AND MY EXPECTATIONS
    SO I WILL WELCOME AND SUPPORT ANY OTHER PARTY I DEEM FIT
    NOW YOU GO AND GET SMASHED WITH YOUR FRIENDS

  7. How can they be impartial when they have been appointed by the PF Govt to serve PF interests? These Commissioners should accept directives from the PF Govt. Period.

  8. Tikki you failed yourself. Don’t blame us for your failed life. Pf is not your daddy.

    Meanwhile can you all vote on who is the most handsome man in public office or politics. The contenders are as follows:

    1. Kaizar Zulu
    2. Nalumango, (upnd vice president)
    3 Vincent mwale

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    • Kaizar Zulu cant not be considered for anything until after Police clearance after August 12

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  9. GOD I HATE YOU WITH A PASSION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BUT YOU MAKE ME LAUGH AT YOUR NARISSISTIC TRAITS

  10. I propose an anti PF complaints commission too. This party has ruined Zambia in so many ways in just 9yrs.

  11. Of course they have ruined this country as stated above … while that is a major concern
    a more worrying and concerning event is the elections coming up
    and the violence that seems to be brewing .. as free speech is not allowed i feel anger is building up
    and is liable to errupt at any time during the elections
    pff must accept critism and allow people to talk freely
    Then maybe we will be able to relax and conduct the election in a orderly and civilsed manner

  12. @ nostradamus
    the lady that boasts about her big buttocks being attractive to men maybe a better choice

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  13. She is advising others to be impartial, just as she has been impartial on the issue of ministers declaring assets and on setting up the tribunal on forest 27. If the devil is the ruler of this world, then his capital city is Zambia.

  14. She is advising others to be impartial, just as she has been impartial on the issue of ministers declaring assets and on setting up the tribunal on forest 27. If the devil is the ruler of this world, then his capital city is Zambia and the word impartial can only apply to the commission members ka.

  15. The PPCC was created with good intentions but in practice most cops have no respect or they don’t regard it as an effective commission whose rulings are to be followed. I have witnessed some cops after appearing before PPCC boasting that that they can’t fire me unless it was the Police and Prisons Commission. I hope this time around it have more teeth when complaints are brought before it to be actioned upon not just recommending for this or that action to be taken.

  16. This stupid cow is useless. Elections around the corner and setting up a complaints commission for what. The dickhead who is running the country will not tolerate police getting any jail time

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