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HH refuses to lift DPP’s oath of secrecy

Headlines HH refuses to lift DPP’s oath of secrecy

President Hakainde Hichilema had denied a request from embattled Director of Public Prosecutions Lillian Siyunyi to lift her Oath of Secrecy to enable her testify before the Judicial Complaints Commission.

In July, Ms Siyunyi through her Lawyers AMC Legal Practitioners had requested through Attorney General Mulilo Kabesha that she be granted a waiver of the official Oath of Office in the matters she is alleged to have breached the Constitution.

But Mr. Kabesha in a letter addressed to Ms. Siyunyi’s always that he request has been denied.

He has since advised Ms. Siyuni that the Judicial Complaints Commission may proceed to hear the matter in accordance with the Commission’s rules of procedure.

And Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has insisted that Director of Public Prosecution Lillian Siyuni should resign her position instead of complicating her life any further.

Mr. Sinkamba has reiterated that there is no provision in the Zambian laws which provides for the President to act as such.

He said that the request the DPP made to the President was equivalent to requesting the Head of State to carry out an illegal act because he has no powers to waive any Oath of Office.

Mr. Sinkamba said that as a senior lawyer, the DPP should know that every witness that appears before JCC is subjected to take an oath to tell the truth and is protected against any punishment for testimonies they make to the tribunal provided those statements are truthful.

He added that the Judicial Code of Conduct Act also provides for holding of sessions in camera hence the DPP did not need any other protection but that which is provided for by the Judicial Code of Conduct Act hence she will be more dignified if she resigned now than get fired.

35 COMMENTS

  1. Of course he has refused because he knows that this will implicate him. Hh is a very corrupt slimey sleaze ball.

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    • You are not a legal mind so here is some commonsense education – The request in itself has nothing to do with the allegations leveled against the DPP and the DPP’s oath of office does not extend to stop her from answering to such questions. This is similar to when a cabinet minister or PS is subpoenaed by say PAC, they cannot cite confidentiality as they respond to their allegations. The DPP has made some highly suspicious maneuvers.

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  2. She was verbally instructed to act as she did following a dark corner meeting with HH and DG of Zambia State Intelligence & Security vimo vimo…

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  3. I pit the DPP anyway in one in Zambia, tribe they say ” UMUSHA AFWA NE FYEBO MUKANWA”
    You are a brave WOMEN. Where are women NGos, so called Human Rights, Chapter One Foundation etc.
    Its not suprising ” TULI BA MUSELELA KWAKABA”

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    • True….if I were her I would reveal everything even without lifting this artificial cover. If Kajoba can be reinstated she can also be re habilitated by the next Government.
      It’s not like the Mafia oath.

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    • You clowns, weed dealer Sinkamba has already told you, but you decided to be stupid. The same Oath will protect her if she wants to spill the beans. This La lady wants Bally to be impeached…..hahaha

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    • She has nothing to lose. She should let it all hang out – without fear or favour. If any harm comes to her, we will all know who is responsible.

  4. People are always afraid of the truth coming out yet lies and deception flow like a river. No wonder Jesus was crucified, he told us that God will judge the living and the dead but he has made an offering that those who confess their wickedness and repent and accept Jesus as Lord should not due but live. Yet we are happy to cut deals with the devil for fame and wealth forgetting that he himself will be judged and cast into the lake of fire with his followers. Have you not heard? Jesus defeated him and his entire kingdom at Calvary, ask him for you don’t believe. Why else would he and his kingdom be powerless against the name of Jesus? Get sense and save yourselves. A live dog is better than a dead lion.

    • Why God sacrifice his only begotten son instead of killing the devil at the time Lucifer rebelled? The story just does not make sense.

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  5. If the President has nothing to hide, why refuse to lift her oath?
    Secondly, proceedings under the JCC offer immunity when it comes to testimony, despite them being in camera.
    The fact that these proceedings are in camera means she could implicate me, Chiza Chirwa and none of us would know since the public is disregarded.
    I think DPP is adding brobdingnagian amount of work for the AG and the President. For her this will be halcyon at the end of it all. This therein elucidates her unwonted actions.

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  6. CAN SHE BE PROTECTED AND OFFERED STATE SECURITY BEFORE SHE IS ASSASSINATED BY UPND GOVT. ALREADY I GOT THE CALL THIS MORNING THAT OUR FATHERS HOME ECL WAS BROKEN INTO WHILST OUR MOTHER WAS IN THE HOUSE. NO ONE WHO SERVED UNDER PF IS SAFE

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  7. This is serious staff. We should not take it lightly. The President could be impeached if he is implicated.

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  8. SHE IS ON FIRM GROUND. THEN LET THE PRESIDENT FACE HER IN COURT OR BEFORE THIS SAME COMMISSION. BA AG YOU KNOW VERY WELL WHAT TRANSPIRED I THIS MATTER. PLEASE DO NOT CRUCIFY THE INNOCENT LADY FOR SELFISH MOTIVES. GOD IS WATCHING!!!

  9. NEVER TRUST A POLITICIAN….kikikikiki Saulosi has been vindicated….HH has a lot of bones in his closet…..HH knows that he can be removed from office once Siyunyi testifies….a true definition of BMW..demagogue President HH

  10. Mutembo Nchito was not given that privileged by the PF and country President ECL why would President HH do that just follow same procedure incamera..

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  11. If this waiver is not granted would she be breaking the law if she testified? No because the oath of the judicial commission can’t be in conflict with other oaths. It looks like this is an imagined equivocation. Practical lawyers like Sangwa would just ignore it and testify. Hitherto unseen precedents would be set and the lady would obtain her recognition in Zambian law. Sitting on the fence won’t help anyone

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  12. The oath can’t be removed( or granted) by a president or anyone individual. These guys are just engaging in unnecessary legal gymnastics. It’s fillibustering outside parliament.

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    • Which LAZ? Laz has no further agenda in Zambia after achieving their long time ambitions…ie to remove Lungu from office.

  13. The waste thing ever happened to Zambia is UPND forming government .. lying is the order of the day this is a sign that they are irresponsible

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    • Lies like PF was selling fuel at 17 Kwacha per liter instead of 10 Kwacha and pocketing the seven Kwacha difference.

  14. @ Mu mpanga, the devil has a purpose in Gods plan for excellence which is holiness. God created us to be excellent individuals that agree to live in harmony based on the law of ‘do unto others as you would want them to do unto you’. Or rather Equity. The devil and his followers were once Angels of light just like us, but now are fallen because they rebelled against God in heaven. We too are now being tested by life on earth to establish whether those of us that did not join the rebellion in heaven are indeed secretly rebels in our hearts, just like the fallen.. Temptation to rebel against Gods law and sovereignty is how we are tested. And the devil is still recruiting to add to his number against God. In the end we too will be judged for how we decide to exercise our free will to make…

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  15. Continued……..In the end we too will be judged for how we decide to exercise our free will to make choices between right and wrong. The devil therefore has a purpose in Gods plan because he represents all that is against Gods will and sovereignty. So all the deals he makes with men to sell their souls under a vow or oath of secrecy. Which is witchcraft by the way, is meant to deceive men and rob them of their legacy of authority in Christ. The devil is under our feet in Christ, he has been defeated. You have chosen a doomed side. Repent and save yourselves.

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