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President Hichilema’s Appointee Still has Aggravated Robbery Charges Pending before the Lusaka Magistrates Court

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President Hakainde Hichilema’s appointee as Deputy Inspector General of Police for Special Duties Mr. Fanwell Siandenge still has aggravated robbery charges pending before the Lusaka Magistrates Court.

This is according to Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) President Sean Tembo who reviewed that in August 2016, Mr. Fanwell Siandenge was charged with an aggravated robbery together with four others, and he proceeded to go on the run while the Zambia Police put up a reward of K100,000 for his capture and arrest.

Mr. Tembo said that his expectation was that even if President Hichilema views the aggravated robbery charges against Mr. Siandenge as politically motivated, he still needed to allow the due process of the law to take its course.

“The correct way of doing things is that Mr. Siandenge should have been arrested and presented before the Lusaka Magistrates Court after which the State should have either dismissed the charges unconditionally or conditionally through a nolle prosequi.

“It is not acceptable for President Hakainde Hichilema to just ignore that Mr. Fanwell Siandenge has aggravated robbery charges pending before the Lusaka Magistrates Court, ” Mr. Tembo said

President Hakainde Hichilema and Vice-President Mutale Nalumango pose for the official photo with the newly appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police (Special Duties) at State House Fanwell Siandenge (2nl), newly appointed Zambia Correctional Services Commissioner -General Fredrick Chilukutu (l), Senior Private Secretary Wallace Chakawa (r) and Zambia Correctional Services Deputy Commissioner General Kuyomba Bwalya (2nr) during the swearing in ceremony at State House on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANI
President Hakainde Hichilema and Vice-President Mutale Nalumango pose for the official photo with the newly appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police (Special Duties) at State House Fanwell Siandenge (Second From Left), newly appointed Zambia Correctional Services Commissioner -General Fredrick Chilukutu (l), Senior Private Secretary Wallace Chakawa (r) and Zambia Correctional Services Deputy Commissioner General Kuyomba Bwalya (2nr) during the swearing in ceremony at State House on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANI

Mr. Tembo said that his party is shocked President Hichilema is at the forefront of abrogating the same Constitution that he swore to protect and defend, adding that by appointing a fugitive from the law the President has not only breached the Constitution but has also seriously undermined our criminal justice system.

Mr. Tembo further said that the fact that the Police did not arrest Mr. Siandenge when he showed up to be sworn in as Deputy IG at State House, despite there being an active warrant for his arrest, means that the Zambia Police Service in particular and law enforcement agencies in general will not be allowed to operate freely under President Hakainde Hichilema’s tenure of office and that it also means that the President’s colorful speech during his inauguration about allowing law enforcement agencies to operate freely was mere rhetoric.

Mr. Tembo called upon the Zambia Police Service to immediately arrest Mr. Fanwell Siandenge and present him before the Lusaka Magistrates Court.

“If the State wants to drop the charges against Mr. Siandenge, it should be done properly and in compliance with the Criminal Procedure Code Act, Cap 88 of the Laws of Zambia.

“It is unacceptable for President Hakainde Hichilema to undermine the laws of the Republic of Zambia just so he can accommodate a particular individual, regardless of whether he feels that the individual in question is not guilty of the offense that he is charged with.

” Mr. Hakainde Hichilema should stop acting like a King and start acting like a Republican President,” Mr. Tembo concluded

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42 COMMENTS

  1. You don’t follow the law but jump the gun when charging people falsely but now you want to follow the law when dismissing the case. If at the outset the law was not followed, then there is no case here period.

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  2. The new GRZ lead by HEHH does not recognise the political motivated court cases and police warrants issued by the corrupt lungu regime………

    Seeking a pardon will be legitimising the pervasive corruption of the lungu regime.

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  3. Sean has a valid point here this is why I say people should be brought to answer for their crimes especially in the Police even those who were just following orders. Sean should also realise that Mr. Fanwell Siandenge was in the company of former Kafue MP Obvious Mwaliteta who is a free man after falsely accused of for intercepting records of election results charged with Aggravated Robbery this was disclosed by Police Inspector General Kakoma Kanganja. You also have to remember that Mwaliteta was acquitted in 2017 as there is no evidence from the state linking him to the crime. That leaves Fanwell, now ask yourself this how can a senior Police officer be alone intercepting records of election results? Kakoma himself needs to be put in the dock he answer for his crimes…you are the…

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  4. …you are the same people who will come out and write more articles about how the new govt is out for revenge. Kakoma, DPP wasted a lot of people lives and time …they need to be brought this will definitely lead to fitting of Lazy Lungu’s impunity.

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  5. *….they need to be brought in, this will definitely lead to lifting of Lazy Lungu’s impunity as Police Inspector General will state that he was following orders.

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  6. It would be nice to hear how the UPND government is dealing with matters such as this. There was so much action under the PF that bordered on harassment but despite that they entered into the justice system and must be corrected through that system itself. If there is a Presidential action that overrides such things the citizens would like to know. Please.

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  7. Fellow country men lets be fair with the current situation. We all know how the defeated govt used to operate, the introduced jungle laws in the country were cadres used to influence decision making, who to arrest and what charges to imposed on the suspects. Still calling Fanwell Siandenge a fugitive is like trying to grow hair on an egg. The likes of Siandenge, Shampa Wakunguma and others wentout their way to correct things. It was not easy to come out in the open and fight the one Mighty PF, please we can’t talk of our newly found freedom without sacrifices, others lost their lives, others employment , business opportunities. Together we have brought down the once Mighty PF regime and you heard their threats to arrest HH after handing over power to himself. Fortunately public opinion…

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  8. Sean Tembo has a habit of asking all these questions without thinking them no wonder PF are quiet…last time he was asking why HH hasn’t declared his assets or networth forgetting he took part in a Presidential election where everyone including himself declared their network. All he had to do is go to ECZ and ask them if they refuse involve the courts.
    Anyway this is what happens when you are a one man party.

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  9. At the expense of diginifying Sean Tembo’s rantings, there was no legal impedment to that appoinment as the Constitution presumes everyone innocent until proven guilty.

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  10. This same issue of Fanwell Siandenge when brought up will open a lot of wounds will land some people like Kaizar Zulu in trouble, and the same Seam Tembo’s will start crying that UPND is doing revenge.. everyone knows that the Siandenge’s charges where cooked up, that’s why he has been living freely for all these months in Kafue moving freely and Kanganja and his senior officers knew where he was all these years/months and they never arrested him.

    If Sean wants this case open, i bet KZ and his friends including Kampyongo and Kanganja don’t want to do so..

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  11. #11 Innocent until proven guilty. That’s right. But appointing someone who could be potential prisoner ( of course until proven guilty) is not a wise thing to do unless the appointing authority intends to interfere with the procedure on behalf of the suspect. My humble opinion.

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  12. First things first.

    Sean Tembo is full of bitterness, and some of his recent statements can be deemed as abuse of freedom of speech.

    But he is actually correct on this one.

    The new government should have let the courts clear this man. There should be no shortcuts to justice.

    If the PF win the next elections, God forbid, this man will go into hiding again as his charges have not been dealt with. We all know these charges against him were false, and politically motivated though.

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  13. It’s shocking that Siandenge has been deployed for special duties at State House, whatever that is. Siandenge was a Commissioned Officer when he committed those offenses to do with elections, he’s in breach of the oath that he took so he must be arrested and arraigned before the Court Marshall. The reward of criminals with senior positions in Govt is what has compromised these institutions. What can stop others from doing what Siandenge did? I wish to remind Bally that LPM’s original speech to remove FTJ’s immunity was stolen. Don’t take people for granted

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  14. Mr. Tembo has a valid point here, don’t just dismiss his views without understanding what he is saying.

    For me, I feel Mr. Tembo is trying to help Mr. Siandenge in a way. Today, UPND is in power and Mr. Siadenge is enjoying the protection but tomorrow UPND may not be there and so the very charges may arise again.

    I would request Mr. Siandenge to present himself before the law, so that this case is done away with so that it does not come back in future to bite him when UPND is no more.

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  15. The UPND and their followers must understand that the next big thing that will happen to them is the loss of power and that might not be long from the look of things

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  16. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    Be careful what you ask for as it might come back bite you.
    How do we know that the charges could have been dropped?
    However, the govt of HH need to explain their vetting process and how political victims are being treated.
    I bet HH himself has some pending charges against him somewhere.
    Don’t these Constitutional appointments have to be confirmed by Parliament anyway? Maybe they can explain themselves then.

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  17. Hahaha.. Bembas say ‘Bakolwe Basekana Utupato” Sean your case in Botswana, you ran away from, is also still activity. This is nothing malicious but true, you also have a criminal ( theft ) history. Honesty for me, if UPND mishaps, I are going for Kalaba and not you. We tried someone with a ka criminal history ( of stealing a widow’s money when he was a lawyer) and the rest is history.. The English say ‘old habits die hard’

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  18. He has a point through, as it stands. The man still has an active and open case at the police.
    Whether that case is political or not is of no consequence, it must be closed officially.
    Supposedly, HH appointed Spax as police commissioner? Let us not defend everything the President is doing. Allow proper procedure to be conducted.

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  19. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    For those that are f00led by the impostor troll from the UK… this is the real Kaizar Zulu (he is now a destitute as you can see). This real one Kaizar was fired long time ago by corrupt d!cta0r ECL. Do you think this guy even knows how to access Lusaka Times?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6lfa0WXyjQ&t=9s

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  20. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    For those that keep getting f00led by the impostor troll from the UK… this is the real Kaizar Zulu (he is now a destitute as you can see). The real one was fired long time ago by corrupt d!cta0r ECL. Do you think this guy even knows how to type Lusaka Times?
    h_t_t_p_s_:_//_w_w_w_._youtube_._com_/_watch?v=F6lfa0WXyjQ&t=9s (delete _)

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  21. In other languages, …….

    appointing this man means the GRZ of HEHH does not give any legitimacy to lungus corrupt politically motivated arrests…….period.

    Next…..

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  22. Ubufumu busheta amenshi but not with this naked reckless appointment HH has started doing. Has HH started manipulating and raping the constitution as well like his predicessor ECL? I know he wants to reward his brother or friend for a good favour done in the past but not in this way. Some body with history of having been involved in a robbery case is avery sensitive matter. I wander who is his adviser at State House. HH should put his foot down and 5 years is not very far. Iam not wishing him bad lucky but he was the only people’s hope to rectify the mistakes committed by the previous regime and make Zambia move forward. Fili uko tuya.

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  23. We all know those were stupid charges over which Siandenge was supposed to be charged with 4 others including Mwaliteta. From reports we heard that actually they uncovered the premarked ballots in 2016 which the PF is reported to have used to rig elections. So they had to be kept away so as not to produce the much needed evidence in court. Mwaliteta and those others were later acquitted. So in other words the only crime Siandenge, Mwaliteta and others committed was try to and protect the votes

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  24. And someone is busy saying that the president is taking his time making appointments to avoid mistakes!
    Is this not an error ??

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  25. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    I think the crime we should be focusing our energies on is how the pre-marked were produced in the first place. Pursuing this would actually uncover how Lungu and his minions rigged the 2016 elections. Please get rid of the 2 guys at ECZ and we will find out how elections were rigged in the past. Again careful what you ask for.

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  26. This rotten former PF govt also had false charges against RB and his son to the point South Africa refused to hand him over.PF never gave SA proof against the son and Zed courts never found RB guilty of anything so court ordered that RB be given his passport back whereby PF govt refused to comply with the court order.

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  27. ST is simply doing his job keeping UPND on their toes. If the youths dare touch him, HH will inherit the dictator title.

  28. Dear HH, please appoint Sean Tembo as head of janitorial services for the Zambia mission in Botswana.
    Given his rantings, garbage is really his forte and the Botswana government would be more than happy to receive him.

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  29. Hakainde Hichilema did not recognise the presidency of Edgar Lungu. Nothing illegal about it.
    But it is wanton negligence at law to appoint on a constitutional position an individual with a pending court case. If Siandenge was charged with Mwaliteta who is free, the man must be cleared first before being appointed IG by the same court that exonerated Obvious.

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