By SIMON MUNTEMBA TENSION flared in Kalabo after the police used rubber bullet to disperse hundreds of residents who rioted, protesting the death of an 18-year-old boy killed in an accident by UPND area member of Parliament, Chinga Miyutu. Kalabo police station Mr Miyutu was involved in an accident in which a person was killed. …
By SIMON MUNTEMBA
TENSION flared in Kalabo after the police used rubber bullet to disperse hundreds of residents who rioted, protesting the death of an 18-year-old boy killed in an accident by UPND area member of Parliament, Chinga Miyutu.
Kalabo police station Mr Miyutu was involved in an accident in which a person was killed.
“Yes, I can confirm that the accident happened. We received a report of that accident in which a male person was killed. And definitely, the matter will go to court since a life was lost,” Mr Pongwe said.
And now Mr Miyutu is facing an uphill battle to win adoption because of facing possible charges of killing someone in an accident.
Mr Ntewewe said the recent video of the Hatembos is a diversionary tactic intended to hide the fraud allegedly involving the UPND president Mr Hakainde Hichilema at the Ministry of Lands.
Mr Ntewewe said in an interview that there was urgent need for both Mr Kanganja and Ms Sinyuni to stop the rot before more lives were lost by finding the missing Hatembo siblings and securing convictions for the culprits using the evidence at the Ministry of Lands.
“This circus has been going on for a long time now and we challenge the IG and DPP to move in and ensure that the abducted Hatembos are found as well as ensure that convictions are secured for all those behind this circus,” Mr Ntewewe said.
Mr Ntwewe also said the latest video of the fugitive Hatembo siblings was choreographed by the abductors.
“But the video in itself to us is a clear testimony that the Hatembos are abducted. It is very clear that they were speaking under instructions. It was as though they were at gun point and being told what to say. So, it is very important that the IG and DPP move in and bring this circus to an end,” he said.
Economic and Equity Party (EPP) president, Chilufya Tayali also said the video was staged.
“What people have failed to connect is that these people have appeared on the video after the release of the suspects who were in custody for some time. What a coincidence? And these people are putting up a defence for the suspects outside court before trial. The question people must ask themselves is that why appearing now and defending the suspects, while accusing madam Edith Nawakw?
“This is clear that those people who were in custody are the ones who are holding on to the Hatembos. They are just defending the suspects and accusing Edith Nawakwi, but the question is why are they not reporting to the police and seek protection,” Mr Tayali said.
He added “The newly released video of the Hatembos is an indictment for ba Kanganja and the police. Is Ba Kanganja and all the security wings, including ZICTA telling us that they have failed to trace these people? We have been seeing the Hatembos being paraded but it is disappointing that the police seems to have failed to locate them. This has confirmed that someone somewhere is not doing his or her job.