HRCC welcomes removal of DPP Kayuni


The Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) has welcomed the firing of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Steven Kayuni and has pledged to support the newly appointed DPP Masauko Chamkakala.

The Chairperson of the organization Robert Mkwezalamba said in a press statement that  the issue of firing Kayuni  as a DPP was one  of their demands they made in the press statement that was issued last week Friday.

He added that they have applauded President Lazarus Chakwera of considering that  he did not just do podium politics of firing people without their knowledge but that he had an audience with Kayuni as rules of natural Justice and fair labour practices demand.

“It is further appreciated that the president refused to overstretch his arm into taking action against the two Police chiefs but that he  has assigned the internal police  structure to handle  the matter within the mandate of the  committee. We salute the President for the approach,” said Mkwezalamba.

He went on to say that HRCC has taken note of the President’s stance on the ACB Director and that she remains a free person  in so far as  her Job is concerned.

According to Mkwezalamba, HRCC had demanded a disciplinary hearing for the  ACB Director and this was aimed at ensuring that Chizuma is  legally freed so that she should not continue being obstructed by individuals, including Kayuni  in his capacity now that he isn’t a public officer to parade the ACB Director before the courts . He then called on the President to maintain the spirit of discharging serious and national matters of interest expeditiously and without fear or favour from reprisals.

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