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Zambian Youths Assaulted By Soldiers For Insulting President Hichilema

Zambian Youths Assaulted By Soldiers For Insulting President Hichilema

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has criticised the country’s military after some soldiers were filmed assaulting some unidentified youths for allegedly insulting President Hakainde Hichilema.

In a statement issued on 23 June 2022, LAZ honorary secretary Sokwani Peter Chilembo called upon the Army Commander to discipline the rogue soldiers so as to maintain the Rule of Law in the country. The statement reads:

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) is appalled at videos showing military personnel assaulting unidentified youths for purportedly insulting the President of the Republic of Zambia Military weapons are also seen in one of the said videos, being used to intimidate the said youths.

Regardless of the behaviour exhibited by the youths, Zambia has sufficient laws in place to deal with such conduct.

The institution bestowed with the constitutional power to effect arrests over such conduct, and possibly prosecute, is the Zambia Police Service, acting in liaison with the Director of Public Prosecutions.

There is no law that gives military personnel power to mete instant penalties on erring members of society.

To say the least, the conduct exhibited by the military personnel, who are identifiable in one of the videos, is illegal, inhumane, degrading and undermines the Rule of Law and Constitutionalism in the country.

Military personnel in Zambia play a key role, and their importance cannot be overemphasized.

However, no one is above the law, and under no circumstances must any citizen, let alone men and women in uniform, take the law into their own hands and mete out street justice.

Therefore, it is LAZ’s strong view that such conduct by military personnel on private citizens should immediately be redressed by the Military Command.

LAZ therefore, calls upon the Army Commander to take appropriate steps to promptly deal with the erring officers so as to maintain the Rule of Law, and to deter would-be offenders within their ranks.

LAZ will not relent in the execution of its statutory mandate to protect Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law, for the greater good of the Nation.

Military brutality is not uncommon in most African states and was reportedly a recurring feature in Zambia under former president, Edgar Lungu.

Hichilema, who was elected president in August 2021, promised Zambian citizens that State institutions will uphold the rule of law under his presidency but the latest incident of military brutality has brought his sincerity under scrutiny.


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29 Comments

ndati 2 hours ago

Wese aimbosifara HHH Ari opposition member nga a m a m i s w e. Zanu ye Zambia ngairohwe ndati kusvika vasvuuka


citizen 3 hours ago

kkk helele ndomatandiro acho ayo


🤨🤨 6 hours ago

President anotukwa her pasi pose vanhu vanozviziva


edd 7 hours ago

*Minister Of Finance Sprint Out Of Parliament!!*

Harare

22 June 2023

By Murisi Baukwa and Susan Moyo

There was drama in parliament as Minister of Finance Prof Muthli Ncube escaped out of parliament at a speed which could easily won a medal at Olympics.

Reliable source say former Minister of Finance Hon Tendai Biti had questioned the logic of having government services paid in USdollar but paying civil Servants in local currency.

Prof Muthli Ncube tried to defend the government policy which angered opposition members of parliament .Hon Tendai Biti said " Mr Speaker with your permission I call upon hon. Members to get hold and search Prof Muthli Ncube.If they find any amount of bond note in his pocket I will give him three mombe dzinotsika naMai Dzvororo."

When some members of parliament moved towards the front bench which is occupied by Minister .Hon Ncube dashed out of parliament at very high speed leaving the house in stitches.

"Mazviona iye unoda kupa vana zvaasingadyi.This man is there to destroy ZanuPF.We are going to lose this election because of this man." a ZanuPF member of parliament shouted in the midst of the confusion.

www.dailystarmail.org.zw


Duduzani 7 hours ago

And what is Zambian Nick Mangwana (Joseph Kalimbwe) saying about this??


Jojina 8 hours ago

Dirty game of politics. Zvinoda kufunga izvi. Any opposition party is much better than the old rulers. What more can they do which they failed to do in 42 yrs of power?


dispenser 8 hours ago

ma youth a Kaunda


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Asalif 8 hours ago

they had an agenda someone sent them to do so this president is still being criticized by the former ruling party mind you it's barely a year being in power so the former ruling party is still in pain zvorwadza kubvisiwa pawaidyira can't you see even Jonathan Moyo,kasukuwere, Muzembi and the like are still in pain zvorwadza kubvisiwa pawaidyira


Zvimbazi 8 hours ago

Every economic saboteur must be slaughtered .
ed 2023

Blue 💙 8 hours ago

How did you get to think that every member of an opposition political party is a SAINT? 😂

😳 9 hours ago

ngabe Zimbabwe abo kababuye kibo kkkkk


VYBZ KARTEL 9 hours ago

Machivelli and his CCC cousins : "Zambia is a democratic state". Hezvoko!!!


Blue 💙 8 hours ago

🤣

prof 9 hours ago

Easier said than done.Zvimwe hazvichinjwe..


Simon muzenda 9 hours ago

Baba havatukwe


parasite 9 hours ago

Those youth's life will be shortened if they do as if they are possessed with evil spirits.


murox 9 hours ago

kkkkkkk ma1


MuSabatha(SDA) 9 hours ago

We wait to see how will HH react. ..


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 9 hours ago

Gun powder 😂


TrippleC Security 9 hours ago

We will do things differently in a new Zimbabwe but if you insult President Chamisa the Army will deal with you.


Opposition Party Premises 9 hours ago

Zvatotanga so


Nqondisi 10 hours ago

Sekqalisile kkkkk


Putin 🇷🇺 OG 🐊 10 hours ago

@gwandaloose dzave njuga ka idzo


gwanda loose 10 hours ago

mazita aripano ndasarenda zvangu, umwe hanzi Putin, John chibadura, aratijiyesi kkkkkkkkkk makanyanya pano


Putin 🇷🇺 OG 🐊 10 hours ago

Hakuna musha usina zvawo, nyika inovakwa nevene vayo 🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼 hallelujah God bless you all ✊✊✊✊🐓🐓🐓🐓🐊🐊🐊🐊pasi pasi ne mhanduu...,.....Siya.


john chibadura 10 hours ago

Talking what i feel and see is not a crime and not an insult so long its the truth , Come to Zimbabwe and see , we have the best freedom of speech


chahototo 10 hours ago

zvatotanga sooo


Aratijiyesi 10 hours ago

Zvatanga kkkkk


Simon muzenda 9 hours ago

BABA HAVATUKWE


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