Wednesday, June 19, 2024

APNAC Zambia Chapter Demands Immediate Release of Secretary General

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The Africa Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC) Zambia Chapter has demanded the immediate release of its Secretary General, Hon Munir Zulu, from police custody. This comes after Hon Zulu, who is also a Member of Parliament for LUMEZI, alleged that two Cabinet Ministers had received a bribe of $250,000 each for facilitating the Lusaka-Ndola Road contract recently signed by the Zambian government.

According to Hon Miles Sampa, Chairman of APNAC Zambia Chapter, Hon Zulu has immunity for statements issued on Parliament grounds. He stated that a whistle-blower should be heard and not arrested, as enshrined by the country’s laws. Hon Sampa added that Hon Zulu is on terra firma and has solid evidence to back up his allegations.

Hon Sampa further emphasized that it is not the police’s responsibility to arrest Hon Zulu on his allegations, as he did not commit any crime against the people of Zambia and the state. He noted that it would be up to the two Ministers mentioned to refute the allegations, and if injured, to sue in the Courts of Law as they have stated they will.

Hon Sampa expressed concern about the freedom of expression on matters of corruption, noting that if the police charge Hon Zulu based on the statement he made last week, it would call for great concern. He added that APNAC is in touch with its global office on its options in such circumstances.

The APNAC Zambia Chapter has urged the police to release Hon Munir Zulu immediately and let the Anti-Corruption Commission deal with the matter if need be. The case has attracted a lot of attention, and many are watching to see how it will unfold.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks ba Miles.Please don’t be used by failures such HH.You have a big potential to become our president in 2026.Let us unite.We have young enegrtic gusy such Munir Zulu,Kangombe,Mpundu and the big guys.PF can bounce into pwer in 2026.Unite batata ba sampa.This govt can’t rule us beyond 2026.In copperbelt HH is not even wanted to be seen.Chabufi saana.Bakalamba ba Sampa unite and bring PF back.

  2. Hiding behind this unknown APNAC to Zambians will not be helpful to the serious allegations made against the two ministers. After all, its on record that Munir Zulu in parliament stated that, he once bribed government officials. So, evidence speaks louder than words. Munir Zulu has no evidence against the two ministers. May be he prefers to be in jail than avail evidence publicly. Its his choice. Without availing evidence to the general public as stated during his out burst news press, public support is gone and falsehood is better dealt with the law.

  3. Logic seems to be a rare commodity in the Upnd. There’s nothing to argue about here …. Munir’s case is not for the police. There’s a lot about this case that we don’t know about. But remember not all the days are the same. At one time HH who’s instructing the police to arrest those who don’t agree with him, will also be going from police station to police station. These policemen change faster than a chameleon… just ask Fredrick Chiluba.

  4. What legitimacy has this APNAC have to take over the roles of legitimate Zambian institutions such as the DPP ACC and Zambian courts in handling such allegations? Who voted these MPs into this APNC??

  5. ZAMBIA IS NOT AN ISLAND NO WONDER WE ALWAYS RUN TO IMF,WORLD BANK SO APNC IS ANOTHOR ORGAN WITHIN THE MAIN ORGANISATION SO TO SAY WHAT ROLE AS APNC IS LIKE ASKING IF A DOG IS MALE OR FEMALE.KUDOS TO MILES AND KEEP IT UP AND DO THE RIGHT THING,WE ARE FADE UP OF PRAISE SINGERS AND NOW THEY HAVE NO SONGS TO SING ABOUT. NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR ALEBWELELAPO WHY,FEAR OF UNKNOWN MMMMM KKKKKK KKKK UKO.ACC IS ALSO BIAS THEY CANT PERFORM COS THEY ARE UNDER REMOTE. OPARATING LIKE ROBOTS, ROBOCOP.

  6. SATA WAS REAL IN OPPOSITION AND NOT THE OPPOSITION WE ARE WITNESSING FROM THE PF OF TODAY. I REMEMBER AT SEVERAL OCCASIONS SATA APPRECIATING WHAT MWANAWASA HAD DONE. AND AT ONE TIME SATA SAID TO MWANAWASA ,” YOU ARE CARRYING OUT MOST OF THE THE THINGS I HAVE AT HEART FOR THIS NATION , SO YOU AND SHOULD JUST WORK TOGETHER. ” BUT THE PF CANT EVEN APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT HH HAS WON AND RESTORED THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR ZAMBIA. REMMBER MOST OF THE INTERNATIONAL AID WAS WITHDRAWN. IF PF IS STILL HAVING CREDIBLE LEADERS , WHY PROTEST AGAINST THIS SUMMIT? WHY BE CHEATED AND BELIEVE THAT THAT THE THEME OF THE SUMMIT IS”HOMOSEXUAL FOR ZAMBIA ?”

  7. YES, SAMPA POTENTIAL BUT HAS BECOME CONFUSED AND NON ENTITY. WHEN SAMPA WAS WITH SATA, HE NEVER AT ANYTIME GAVE ANY UNJUSTIFIED SOLIDARITY ANY ONE WHO HAD TO UTTER OR DO ANYTHING OUTSIDE THE NORMS AND VALUES OF THE NATION. INSTEAD, HE WAS JUST SPENDING SOMETIME COUNSELING AND GUIDING SUCH PERSONS. AND IFSAMPA CONTINUES GIVING SOLIDARITY ABNORMALLY , HE WILL BE PUT IN THE CLASS OF TAYALI , Nakachinda NAWAKWI , IMOELA AND MINUR ZULU

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