ACC RISKS EMBARRASSING ITSELF ON MUNIR ZULU.

Its very sad and disturbing that the fight against corruption is now being turned into a circus. The summoning of Hon Munir Zulu by the ACC today is an embarrassment to the institution.
I remember the first time the ACC summoned our brother myself and Hon Jay Jay walked to the speaker to challenge the ACC that they where out of order to summon member of parliament over remarks he or she makes on the floor of the house because parliamentarians are protected by CAP 12 of the laws of Zambia regarding what is said on the floor of the house.

I remember that speaker of the National assembly Madam Nelly Mutti advised the ACC to stay away from Munir regarding his utterances in parliament as the law protected him and we thought they listened only to hear that they proceeded with the same unconstitutional move.

Look, the actions by the ACC today is embarrassing but more so ACC risks losing its relevance in the genuine fight against corruption by such unconstitutional moves.

We support the fight against corruption and we want ACC to continue with its mandate of fighting corruption but they must desist from being personal and from settling scores with their perceived enemies or anyone who seems to disagree with them.
And that letter the commission has issue MD over the Munir fiasco is in bad taste and whoever wrote that letter is an enemy of progress.

Secondly the fight against corruption must not be seen to be witch hunting and that can be seen by ACC following up all reported cases of suspected corrupt practices like the issues sorroundings fertilizer procurements which are not only shocking but appaling. The balanced fight against corruption will earn the ACC the support of every well meaning Zambian.

Please ACC the move you did today should never be made again. leave the parliamentarians and follow the real corruption cases and we as the African Parliamentary Network Against Corruption
APNAC will support you full time.

BINWELL MPUNDU
NKANA MP
UMWINA NKANA
APNAC TREASURER.

8 COMMENTS

  1. We believe he as perfectly managed to embarrass himself effectively. So let him just answer the questions. Is he your hero? If he is then you are quiet low taste in people you get inspiration from and in choose to follow, they say birds of the same feathers flock together.

    • He may not be my hero but Munir has a point. The ACC are not only corrupt but also terribly inefficient. They are failing to properly investigate corruption cases and expect the accused themselves to provide the evidence through lengthy interviews whose process and conduct they are publicly dramatising. None of these cases will stand in court because the ACC is far from what is required as an institution for effective fight against corruption. The ACC know this and that is why they are seeking to attract maximum public support in punishing and humiliating suspects before prosecution. It will has immediate public and political relation benefits but in the end the failures in court will embarrass the government more.

  2. Rt Hon Binwell Mpundu MP, let there be a judicial decision to test the law. Munir Zulu himself said on the floor of parliament that he has paid bribes to ACC officers. Does the law that protect parliamentarians from legal action arising from wht they say in parliament include immunity from legal action for confessed crimes? Let the courts decide.

  3. Can an MP stand up in parliament and confess having committed murder and be left alone by the police? Apply your mind to that Binwell Mpundu, will you? Do u have a conscience?

    • Unfortunately it is not Hon. Mpundu you should be attacking in such a very personal way. You should be attacking the law that protects M.Ps wholesomely. When revelations of corruption are made in this manner and in parliament ,the ACC should find other ways of handling such matters that take account of this parliamentary privilege. They are supposed to be professionals who must not be derailed in their work by politicised public opinion.

      • Is the law that protects MPs from facing the consequences for what they say on the floor of parliament absolute? Is it a shield against criminal acts? Munir Zulu said he paid ACC officers to destroy evidence. He didn’t even do that when he was an MP but just confessed it in the debating chamber of parliament after becoming an MP.

  4. My brother Binwell, it’s fine he is protected by law about what he says on the floor of the house, however he can still be pursued for the initial case where he claims he had paid a bribe. That old case can be reopened and reviewed to see why the case did not proceed to prosecution. So as a suspect in a previous case the ACC has every right to summon him and interview him. There’s no law that stops them from investigating an old case if they have received new evidence on the same case. Mind you his case did not go to court and he was not acquitted by the court. ACC is perfectly right to summon him. Also Hornarable MP has a duty to ensure that institutions of governance are clean by making sure that corrupt individuals are rooted from these institutions. If the MP is himself corrupt the ACC want to answer some questions unrelated to his confession but a criminal investigation for he was reported to ACC.

  5. Of course Mwamba falls in the culture where his language contains insults in every sentence spoken and it is normal and called amalumbo. This does not stand well with the 72 other languages in Zambia. That is why he is advocating for insult laws to be removed from our law statutes so that insults can be legalized. Forget it Mr. Mwamba!

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