We are wrapping up investigations in case involving five people that were insinuating that the First Lady was involved in the running of Sacko Manganese Mine, Central Province Police Commissioner David Chileshe Mukuka has said.
In an interview, Mukuka explained that the delay to take the matter to court in which the five men have been charged with one count of conduct likely to cause the breach of peace and another count of criminal libel is because the Police Command in Central Province wanted to do thorough investigations before proceeding with the case to court for prosecution.
Asked why it was taking too long for the case to proceed to court, considering the fact that he had earlier indicated that the five men will appear in court on March 6, 2023, Mukuka said that the Police Command wanted to have empirical evidence by interviewing more people.
“I have actually travelled to Lusaka specifically for this matter. We are getting a few statements from certain individuals before proceeding with the case to court,” Mukuka explained. “The thing is that we want to have enough evidence, we want to have empirical evidence. We are wrapping up investigations in the case involving five men that were insinuating that the First Lady was involved in the running of Sacko Manganese Mine. They should be appearing in court before the end of this week. We will let you know so that you can make a follow up.”
Recently Police in Central Province arrested five people who were agitating for the running of Sacko Manganese Mine in Mkushi and, subsequently, circulated a video in which they were insinuating that the First Lady was involved in the mining activities taking place at the said mine.
Those arrested are Evans Bwalya (aged 36) of Itala compound and a builder by profession, Didan Mwiinga (aged 32) who is also a resident of Itala compound in Mkushi district and a businessman by profession.
Others are Royan Dilamonu (aged 44) of R compound in Mkushi district who is a businessman, Charles Mwansa (aged 44) of Itala compound an electrician by profession and Frederick Bwalya (aged 37) who is a businessman by profession.
Where are the PF sacrosanctswho where jumping like monies, pointing fingers …….
To comment on this development ??
Who is the complainant? Is it the first lady?
There is something terribly wrong with our laws. How does a case proceed without a complainant? Elyo I thought the husband just dropped the presidential defamation law? But here it is resurfacing even more viciously as defamation of the president’s wife law! Ba Sangwa please tell us: How is criminal libel interpreted in Zambia?
the five men have been charged with one count of conduct likely to cause the breach of peace and another count of criminal libel. How? Did Mrs HH complain to the Police ?
Who is supposed to be investigated? Isnt it supposed to be the first lady?
Suspicions have been raised about her and you want to arrest those suspecting? What kind of a country is ours? A PROTECTOR of the wealthy?
Hey bangwele We are not an autocracy but a democracy. People are supposed to be free to suspect anyone . If the first lady is offended by these suspicions she should commence a civil case against these people not use state machinery to attack her enemies . Certainly not in a democracy. There are no kings and queens here. What kind of police are we having now? Zambia Police or Bodyguards of the president and his wife?
Why did he travel to Lusaka? Says he is there to gather evidence and receive instructions. How? A crime occurs in a different town, you go to Lusaka to gather evidence and receive instructions? Further, the officer acknowledges that he has arrested people and is keeping them from court too.
They are delaying because they fear more beans might be spilt out.
I noticed that Liswaniso has been too quiet, kanshi mambala has been given shares in the same mine.
On a serious note, sure they know who to investigate.
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