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The Suspended DPP refused to Prosecute Her Friends even when Duty demanded so-Nevers Mumba

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The Movement for Mult-Party Democracy (MMD) President Nevers Mumba has charged that the suspended Director of Public (DPP) refused to be disloyal to friends and insisted that she would not betray her long-held friendships at all costs.

In a post on his Facebook Page, Dr Mumba said that as a result, she refused to prosecute people she considered colleagues even when duty clearly demanded that she does so.

Dr Mumba gave an example of a case involving the MMD where he said that the DPP repeatedly openly and defiantly turned down dockets from the police seeking to prosecute people who had blatantly broken the law and chose to remain loyal to her friends than to the law of the land.

Dr Mumba said that the suspended DPP refused to prosecute her friends belonging to the then Patriotic Front and the expelled members of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy(MMD) despite court rulings in our favour.

Below is the full Post

WHEN LOYALTY BECOMES AN OBSTACLE TO JUSTICE.

The undoing of the DPP, is a case of misplaced loyalty. Loyalty is one of the godly values upon which lasting relationships hang. However, when one’s loyalty to his or her friends or accomplices comes into conflict with one’s loyalty to God, to Truth, or to the greater good of society, it becomes a serious test of Character and an issue of Morality and Integrity.

In this case of The Director of Public Prosecutor (DPP), I believe she refused to be disloyal to friends. She insisted that she will not betray her long held friendships at all costs and as a result, she refused to prosecute people she considered colleagues even when duty clearly demanded that she does so.
When taking up the position of DPP, she swore to defend the constitution of the Republic, and not to defend her friends. When faced with the difficult choice between the law and her friendships, she misapplied the virtue of loyalty.

One of the matters that was submitted for consideration by the Judicial Complaints Commission(JCC) in deciding that she be suspended, involved our party the Movement for Multi Party Democracy. In this matter, the DPP had repeatedly openly and defiantly turned down dockets from the police seeking to prosecute people who had blatantly broken the law. She chose to remain loyal to her friends than to the law of the land. She refused to prosecute her friends belonging to the then Patriotic Front and the expelled members of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy(MMD) despite court rulings in our favour.

When serving as Vice President, I also saw first hand another crisis or controversy involving the DPP. This time, Mr Mukelebai Mukelebai. It is very clear now, and I wish to submit, that this office is pivotal in any fight against corruption. It must, therefore, work with no other loyalties except loyalty to the law of the land.
We therefore recommend that constitutional changes be made to give new governments flexibility to change the DPP without such constraints. This is because, while it is possible to have a DPP who can shun being loyal to friends who break the law, most have struggled to bite the finger that appointed them and fed them. This is a big ask for many DPP’s. It definitely has been an impossible feat for Mrs Fuluta Lillian Siyuni.

She has shown a tendancy to chose sides and in doing so, made herself unusable in the urgent fight against corruption. She chose loyalty to friends instead of loyalty to the law of the land and this has ultimately proved her undoing.

18 COMMENTS

  1. Fullish and unprincipled pastor. You have no right to call yourself president of the party you only joined to destroy.
    ACC should summon him over cases he committed at our embassies.

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  2. If this was happening at the top can you imagine the average Joe you have no chance like those boys who beaten by Lazy Lungu’s Presidential advisor.

  3. Walasa Mudala, just look at the character assassins. They are in full swing. I remember meeting you in Dar es Salaam when you were VP, always humble. DPP could have resigned when she was approached with the idea of pardoning Milingo. She did not protect the constitution then, but she wants to protect the office of the DPP because her job is ku wire. Like a husband caught having extra marital affairs, then blames the wife he left at home for his ways.

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  4. Great articulation and another show of lack of integrity in our Land. .Thee Institute of Directors Zambia should undertake a campaign to promote integrity in Zambia

  5. She was a stumbling block in the corruption fight………..

    No two ways about it, she had to go……….

    The president took too long getting rid of her…………..this nicely nicely meticulous method is emboldening the tribal supremacists clique band of theives……..

    The president needs to be more brutal in dealing with them…………

  6. Kikikikikikijukija this pastor is sick. First it’s your belief since you said I believe. Now your belief system in this context is skewed and shrouded in incompetent bias, judgement and prejudice. What if she’s smarter than you that she chose to side with the law?
    MMD’s witchhunt bore no substance but was as vindictive and costly as the new yawn regime. If you don’t have substance just shuurup. As a politician, you’re impotent Sekwila. Your version of the story is extremely prejudicial.

    • Unfortunately people like Spaka don’t see the log in the eye of this pastor. The man is a snake in the grass. If HH loses office and gets in trouble, Mumba will without hesitation change the language. Anything coming from Mumba is a sugar coat. Trust him at a cost.

  7. I could not have put it better.
    The embattled DPP and a number of judges have been showing where their loyalty lies.
    In fact Mrs Siyunyi had a way out of this but her blind loyalty to her friends in PF has destroyed. By now she would have been a high court judge like Chalwe Mchenga.
    Chalwe Mchenga refused to appeal FTJ’s acquittal to the High Court against public interest. So President Sata offered him the position of judge to pave the way for the appointment of Mtembo Nchito as DPP who continued with Mwanawasa’s crusade against graft.

  8. Strange the Jidicial Service Commision before a judge. And the ruling goes against this commision the judge will be paraded before the Juditial service Commission. Kikikikiki

  9. Word! That woman Lillian is part and parcel of the PF looting machine & she decided to be loyal to her thieving friends instead not being loyal to country. Fire her out!

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