Alleged summoning of a Dorcas Mother by police is evil

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McDonald Chipenzi

By MacDonald Chipenzi

If reports are true that the Westwood Police in Shibuyunji district of Mwembeshi Constituency have summoned the Dorcas Mother who expressed her views regarding excessive beer drinking by leaders, then the police are acting in an evil manner.

Zambians enjoys freedom of expression and opinions and curtailing individuals to express themselves is not only evil but unconstitutional.

The Dorcas Mother just repeated President Edgar Lungu’s expressed concerns during his address to Parliament about excessive beer drinking in the country and even proposed for a law to regulate it. Further, the Dorcas Mother did not even mention any name save to same that she desire a president of wisdom who is not a drunkard. What is wrong with such an expression.

Quoting her own words, she retorted, “tifuna president wa nzelu not chakolwa” without mention names and when should that president be. The word Chakolwa is not only a common word but a name is some ethnic groups and also used by many pastors in their preaching.

So if true that she has been summoned, we must stand up and defend her right to expression and opinion and condemn police intimidation of innocent citizens. The person the police should summon is Max Chongu whose act is against the provisions of the penal code instead of the Dorcas Mother.

Under section 128 of the penal code, Max Chongu must be summoned for defiling the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Dorcas Uniform as guided by this section that “any person who destroys, damages or defiles any place of worship or any object which is held sacred by any class of persons with the intention of thereby insulting the religion of any class of persons or with the knowledge that any class of persons is likely to consider such destruction, damage or defilement as an insult to their religion, is guilty of a misdemeanour.”

So will be watching the behaviour of the police on this matter.

 

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2 Responses to Alleged summoning of a Dorcas Mother by police is evil

  1. Wechipubawe walikwata wiso nangu uliwapachani.

    kungwabanze
    April 9, 2018 at 7:09 pm
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  2. Ba chipenzi, let’s call a spade a spade, how do u justify any of such acts, and deliberately leave some words the Dorcus mother said just to qualify what u want to say. Both the dorcus mother and max are wrong and each one should be condemned. Further if I was an elder at a church she is coming from I would immediately call for a church board to discipline her for putting the name of both the God and his church in disrepute

    Bitos
    April 10, 2018 at 6:23 am
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