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It’s not right for suspects to be handcuffed and made to walk under police escort to the courts

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Ministry of Information Media Director and Spokesperson Thabo Kawana has said that it is inhumane for suspects to be made to walk a distance of about two kilometres to attend court sessions in Mazabuka District.

Mr. Kawana said that it is not right for suspects to be handcuffed and made to walk under police escort to the courts as the situation is equivalent to making them take a ‘walk of shame’.

Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Mazabuka District Commissioner Oliver Mulomba at his office, Mr. Kawana called for a stop to the current state of affairs.

He said Government will not allow suspects to be treated in a manner that infringes on their rights and urged Mr. Mulomba to intervene in the matter by securing vehicles from other departments to assist in transporting the suspects to and from courts.

Mr. Kawana however, assured the District Commissioner that Government will soon complete the process of procuring vehicles for all District Commissioners countrywide.

And Mazabuka District Commissioner Oliver Mulomba said other than police and the correctional facility, most government departments do not have transport.

14 COMMENTS

  1. Can’t see why not. I want to see stup!d KZ and thieving Edgar China Lungu in very tight handcuffs and ankle chains, and they should walk much further than 2km!

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  2. Even HH who blocked the presidential motorcade of the then head of state was not handcuffed. But allowed to walk in handcuffed when he was taken to courts of law.

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  3. But it’s ok for our president ECL’s barber to be dragged like a criminal in full view of the public? You are a sick dog. This is the same son of a beach who thinks special duties is a duty which is special. Zambia is finished under upnd. Sick dogs

    No corruption you will wait until you die. You think I don’t know who you are. Its not my fault my crazy friends stole your loose girlfriend

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  4. What is the job description of this man? He is all over talking to District commisioners and talking about anything and yet he is just a ministry spokesperson……God help us.

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  5. What is the job description of this man? He is all over talking to District commisioners and talking about anything and yet he is just a ministry spokesperson……God help us. A politician given a civil service job….

  6. Maybe Kawana must find out why alleged criminals are led in handcuffs to court. I have never seen suspected criminals walking freely to court.

  7. Chikonko I am here in zambia you chi dull cabbage. I use a vpn to protect myself from various attempts that have been made to hack my devices. If you are man enough come to my house today and arrest me. You will meet your maker earlier than expected. I will kill you

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