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Director of Public Prosecutions has not been sent on Leave-Information Minister

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The government has dismissed, as untrue and unfounded, a story circulating on social media platforms that President Hakainde Hichilema has sent the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Lillian Siyuni on forced leave.

Chief Government Spokesperson Chushi Kasanda said that the New Dawn is a Government of laws that conducts governance issues in an orderly and procedural manner.

Mrs. Kasanda said that the constitution provides the procedure for removal from office of the DPP.

She says Members of the public are, therefore, urged to ignore the story as it is false.

Mrs Kasanda has urged those posting such falsehoods to read the provisions of the Constitution before concocting such falsehoods.

She has reminded people in the habit of posting falsehoods on social media that it is a crime that is punishable by law.

Below is the full statement

STATEMENT BY THE CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON HON. CHUSHI KASANDA, MP ON SOCIAL MEDIA REPORTS THAT THE DPP HAS BEEN SENT ON FORCED LEAVE

Government wishes to dismiss, as untrue and unfounded, a story circulating on social media platforms that Republican President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema has sent the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ms. Lillian Siyuni on forced leave.

This is a Government of laws which conducts governance issues in an orderly and procedural manner.
The Republican Constitution provides procedure for removal from office of the DPP. Members of the public are, therefore, urged to ignore the story as it is false.

Government urges those posting such falsehoods to read the provisions of the Constitution before concocting such falsehoods.

Further, Government wishes to remind people in the habit of posting falsehoods on social media that it is a crime to do so and punishable by law.

Hon. Chushi Kasanda, MP
MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND MEDIA AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON
28th March, 2022

17 COMMENTS

  1. You may be right but they say there’s no smoke without fire. Let’s hope you not be telling a different version of the status later.

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  2. You may be right but they say there’s no smoke without fire. Let’s hope you will not be telling a different version of the status later.

  3. Why does she need to respond to such? And why is there always a a warning with her statements? I wonder how Chushi speaks in parliament, every time I read anything from her, I become more dissapointed.
    And her ‘replacement’ Kawana Thabo is a joke talking about filling documents at the office of the filer, special duties being special duties and commenting on everything when his role is limited to Ministry of Info and Media.

  4. I don’t think the DPP has been doing well of late. Cases have been committed to courts without enough evidence as if to embarrass some.

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  5. This govt is sleeping again Lillian Siyuni should have got rid of on the first day of forming govt …I know its tricky getting rid of these people as Lazy Lungu had extended their contracts but one simply has to look at the political cases this woman was taking on and then later abandoning them cases via nolle prosequi after putting the accused in so much trama. You simply cannot claim to fight corruption with her in place …this is like having Milongo Lungu at KCM as liquidator and this is how the rumours started.

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  6. This Minister of Information is one useless lady …there are other things you can respond to not this nonsense so what if people spread falsehood if its not true about position of DPP? Respond to issues that matter and stop issuing warnings grow up…what happened to media reforms?

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  7. Chipante pante Government….and a week from now she’ll say exactly the opposite…Zambia twasebana…watoloka imisu wanyanta pamafi…..from PF imisu to UPND amafi….

  8. Tarino sorry she refused you. Its not her fault you so feminine, talk like a woman, complain all time and small manhood. Fuseke

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  9. #6 such comments can attract a smack in face. You can’t refer to somebody’s beautiful wife as useless, do you know how useful she is to the hubby and family? …..

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  10. Madame, you and Kawana are total failures. The eralier HH assigns you to the ministry of Community Services, the better for your political career. This ministry will sink you. That Kawana must be reminded that he is a spokesman for the ministry and not for the government. Each Ministry has its own spokesman. The minster does not delegate responsibilities to the spokesman. He can help you to write answers on behalf of government. He is not a government spokesman ….BUT YOU.

  11. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.Thats her job as government spokesperson she
    Has to clarify government possition.But she
    Has to go as it looks she is reluctant to prosecute PF leaders.

  12. So what are you people waiting for? Send her on forced leave now or even better fire her as she is useless. The DPP position is like the Chief Justice position or Minister of Finance,they cannot be occupied by Kapyopyos or sleeky stoogies. You need proper substantiated people.What case has this kapyopyo ever prosecuted? No wonder the fight against corruption seems toothles,its becos of this sleaky snoogy.

  13. Individuals seek a negative social reward when they engage in trolling. But if they don’t receive that negative social reward, then their motivation to engage in this behaviour will likely diminish.
    So it appears that the classic internet adage really does hold true: don’t feed the trolls. Deny them the pleasure of an angry reaction, and they’ll probably leave you alone.

  14. Continue saying my name and referring to me and yet alleging I am trolling you. You are trolling yourself hahahaha

  15. You are cyber bullying a woman and when I address you you start crying like a f00Iish infant. Grow up tarino.

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