Chilufya Tayali: Kambwili arrest well-timed
Opposition Economic and Equity Party (EEP) president Chilufya Tayali has said that the conviction of National Democratic Party (NDC) leader Chishimba Kambwili is timely because he abused his powers when he served in government.
Speaking during a press briefing at his office in Lusaka earlier today, Mr. Tayali said the forgery case involving Mr Kambwili has nothing to do with politics or political persecution.
Mr Tayali said that from the onset, he made it clear that he would see to it that the forgery case was properly disposed of and that he is also disappointed with some Zambians who are accusing him of being used by the Patriotic Front (PF) to silence their perceived opponents.
“I am, however, disappointed that some Zambians are quick to say that Mr. Kambwili’s conviction is political victimization or persecution and I can’t understand why some Zambians react this way. The case has nothing to do with politics because it was a clear case and the evidence was overwhelming,” he said.
The opposition leader has observed that Zambia will never have good leaders if its people support the wrong people aspiring for higher office.
“Checks and balances should also be extended to those that aspire to get into power! This is to ensure that we avoid voting for the wrong people to get into government. I feel insulted when you bring in PF in this case because this was all about myself and EEP in an effort to ensure that justice prevailed on Mr Kambwili’s behaviour.”
Mr Tayali has said politicians should not use politics to shield themselves from wrongdoing.
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NDC leader, Chishimba Kambwili has been sentenced to two years imprisonment after being found guilty on one count of forgery and another of uttering a false document.
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