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Vice President Mutale Nalumango Apologies for the detention of Former Defence Minister Davies Chama

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Vice President Mutale Nalumango has apologized to Parliament after initially suggesting that the charge of attempted murder facing former Defence Minister Davies Chama was a non-bailable offence.

The vice president was responding to a question by the leader of the opposition in Parliament Brian Mundubile who wanted to know why the Police have continued to detain suspects for a prolonged period against the President’s pronouncement that no one will be detained for more than 48 hours for bondable offences.

The Vice President said she had consulted and that she was guided by the relevant people that the offence of attempted murder was available.

Mrs Nalumango said she was not ashamed to admit the omission.

Mr Chama has been in Police detention for the last six days for a case of attempted murder committed during a by-election in Mulobezhi constituency in 2015.

28 COMMENTS

  1. Upnd be careful with ZP, they will do things that will reflect badly on you. As far as many people are concerned the unlawful detention of Mr Chama was ordered from above and because of his tribe (not my thoughts but general opinion). Watch IG Kajoba who in his drunken stupor is behaving worse than Kanganja with open vengeance. He will just soil your name.

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  2. I still remember how Kajoba shivered during the swearing-in ceremony, is he okay? This culture of deliberately doing wrong things then offer useless apologies must come to an end. This woman is fond of defending things which don’t make much sense. I still remember how she defended LPM when he said the UPND were like buttocks that are always behind and will never be in front. It was on the floor of that same august House. This is how impunity begins. They have punished Davis Chama before he’s even pronounced guilty. And I know that when he’s finally acquitted he’ll sue for compensation. Politicians are a very big liability to this country

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  3. “…against the President’s pronouncement that no one will be detained for more than 48 hours…”
    Sometimes I get angry.
    The president is NOT responsible for this, and should not be. Our constitution clearly provides for charging someone within 48 hours, this has nothing to do with the President’s pronouncements.
    Our police need to relax and only effect arrests when they have built a solid case.
    Chama should have been arrested, charged and released on bail within a day. They previously did this when they charged Lusambo as well as Chitotela and gang.

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  4. Does Not matter what HEHH said……..

    How many opposition members or those who disagreed with lungu were arrested and kept in cells without being charged ?

    Relax , people……things would be normalised overnight………..

    It is work in progress ……

    In the meantime……all investigations are leading to kapoyongo and the PIG before lungu……

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  5. Please. Do not go back on your word. Very important — according to our President. Let people who are not a flight risk get bond and attend court while on bail. Having said that, mop up as many of those gun-totting, trigger-happy politicians and cadres of the last political leadership.

  6. Useless incompetent under 5s. Violence is up in thr country . Innocent people shot at in Kamwala..under upnd the country is descending into a lawless state. They are now using cheap judges to even nullify pf members like my brother lusambo. Hh is an angry tribal man.

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  7. Here I am thinking this is a weird story, why should the VP be apologising for Davies Chama’s Teeth????
    “Dentition” refers to one’s teeth!!!! But after reading the story, I now realise the “kafwafwa editing” of LT – you guy’s should be ashamed of yourselves when there so many spell-check editing tools available on the net!!!!

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  8. So the second in command doesn’t know which cases are bailable or not bailable? We’re in trouble, we may be denied bail even for adultery.

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  9. HH and UPND a just feck Zambia’s you thought HH was a serious man. But he is not wat you thought he was. Wait and see you all going to remember president Edgar lungu.

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  10. AT LEAST THE VP HAS APOLOGIZED. DID WE EVER HEAR OF ANY APOLOGY FROM CHAGWA AND HIS LACKEYS SUCH AS DIVAS CHAMBA OR POL MOONGA OR KENNEDY CHAMBA WHEN THEY CLEARLY DID WRONG THINGS? WHEN NSAMA NSAMA AND KAUNDA WERE SHOT IN COLD BLOOD BY POLICE, ONE PF BIGWIG FIRST SAID “WHAT WERE THEY DOING IN THAT PLACE”? INSTEAD OF FIRST APOLOGIZING. WHEN A PARA OFFICER POINTED AN AK47 AT FRANK TAYALI, NO PF PERSON APOLOGIZED OR CONDEMNED THE ACT. VP NALUMANGO’S APOLOGY SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT THE DAWN GOVT GOOD GOVERNANCE.

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  11. Saulosi has now become vindicated….remember when I said Chama was targeted and I mentioned that Tongas were celebrating…..now at least you getting the real picture why I was upset…..”attempted” murder……and Chama was treated like he killed someone and what happened to those UPND officials who murdered a PF official in North Western…and what about the owner of 48 houses…so UPND are just happy with selective and tribal prosecution…..and people are watching…other Provinces and tribes are watching come 2026….

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  12. Don’t feel sorry for all former, defeated PF thugs… this is their time to be in jail for atrocities committed… these were evil people

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  13. @6 Kaizer: At least The VP Came out and Apologized for a Mistake. This was not the Case with LUNGU Government. Infact you forgot what you did when you were Involved in an Accidents with a Car that had Kids in it? You had no courtesy to apologize or care that those were innocent Souls. Stop your Bitterness and Arrogance. You people need to be taught a lesson as your posts are NOT FREE SPEECH BUT INSULTS.

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  14. It is not right to say that the president said noo no noooo ! the president is not the law of Zambia that is a misplaced statement from where it is coming from, no one in Zambia is at the mercy of the president except those convicts.
    The truth is every Zambian who is not convicted of any crime is a free citizen of Zambia , it is the law of this nation that says no one should stay detained after 48hrs , however must judged and be arrested .
    At least that is fair.

  15. All these former leaders should reflect back
    And see how they were treating others under pF rule.so why should they complain now?

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  16. @Bebize Mudala, I also struggled with that one. Then I put it down to the incompetence of LT’s proof readers. A Swahili akuti Cizungu cinatuomana! Kuli kantu bululu.

  17. HH while in opposition held LUNGU accountable for everything that happened under the Zambian sun. Why will he not be held accountable for the things under the Zambian sun that he is in the driving seat?

  18. Fire Kajoba and we will fire hh at appreciate time.
    This is abso’unlawful’lutely wrong.
    Who does that.
    Hh is vividly not trustworthy. Says one word today, does something comp’fvvcking’letery very opposite the next day.

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