The judiciary is totally compromised because people linked to one another now control all the three arms of governance thereby nullifying the separation of powers envisaged by the constitution and democratic practice.
But lawmakers are determined to break the cartel vice on power to liberate the country from impunity and lawlessness.
MMD Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Lucky Mulusa says he is determined to seek a review in the ratification of Mutembo Nchito as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) who obtained the position by lying to the parliamentary select committee.
And MMD vice president for politics Michael Kaingu said that the party was in full support of Mr. Mulusa’s action.
Mr. Mulusa said that he was ready to be disciplined by parliament for coming out to challenge the ratification of Mr. Nchito in the manner he has done.
He said that allowing Mr. Nchito to continue in the office of the DPP would be allowing him to continue abusing the justice system of the country with impunity.
He said that it was shocking that the three arms of government meant to provide an environment for the separation of power could be occupied by people linked to one another.
“Our complicity to that is also shocking. I cannot believe that we can allow a situation where the three arms of government meant to provide an environment of separation of power and in the process provide an opportunity for checks and balances can be occupied by people linked to one another in one way or another.
“If correcting the situation is a risky affair, then, I, Lucky Mabenga Mulusa, representative of the people of Solwezi Central, and all the right thinking Zambians, will willingly take that risk on behalf of the down trodden,” he said.
Mr.Mulusa said that the enemy of governance and the fight against corruption and abuse of office had studied the systems of governance and its weaknesses which they have taken advantage of.
“I also wish to assure you that there is no punishment nor pain either Parliament or any court of law can impose or inflict on me regarding this matter, which can be more profound than the damage the people of Zambia individually and collectively will suffer as a result of Mutembo Nchito’s continued abuse of our justice system to emancipate himself and his acquaintances from his and their past mistakes,” he said.
Mr. Mulusa said that it was strange now that trying to be orderly and fair, society’s laws, policies and procedures had become so vulnerable to wrong doers.
He said that it was sad that those that stood to defend the laws were being threatened with disciplinary measures and other forms of intimidations, adding that the spirit which was currently at play was to protect the rights of the wrong doers.
“Wrong doers follow no laid down procedures in breaking the Law, or policies and procedures, it is again strange that those who should provide intervention are bogged down by the bureaucracy of the right channels and procedures that must be followed. In our case, acquaintances of wrong doers have been strategically placed at every corner to frustrate intervention. The spirit is to protect the rights of wrong doers. This does not only give massive advantage to wrong doers, but it encourages wrong doing on a constant basis,” he said.
He felt strengthened and would fight on until justice was achieved in the manner those given responsibilities to administer the rule of law conduct themselves and not use their offices to settle political or individual scores.
“I have been receiving several messages of solidarity regarding the Mutembo Nchito fiasco and the possibility that Parliament will discipline me. I have also received messages in which some people are concerned for my safety. I remain unfazed for I am alive to the proven historical fact that the struggle for the emancipation against evil is never and will never be without risk and sacrifice,” said Mr. Mulusa.
Mr. Mulusa observed that there was only one Zambia which should be guarded jealously, adding that there was no punishment either by parliament or any court of law could be imposed and inflicts pain on him or make him change or betray the people of Zambia.
“I am encouraged by the verses and prayers I am receiving from God fearing Zambians. The following verses are particularly strengthening and reassuring: Psalm 91; Isaiah 61, Exodus 6:1-8 and many others. I seek solace under the shadow of the Lord. So fear is not part of me and will never be. I wish to remind everybody that there is only one mother Zambia available to us – we need to guard her jealously,” he said.
He said that the insatiable appetite to do wrong things in Zambia was amazing, adding that the complicity being shown was shocking and alien.
Mr. Mulusa said that he could not believe how the cartel had destroyed and mismanaged the country’s economic, political and the electoral system of governance of the country.