The president for the opposition Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) Edith Nawakwi condemned ustice Minister Wynter Kabimba’s refusal to be interviewed in privacy by the Anti Corruption Commission.
Kabimba, a lawyer and chief executive of the ruling Patriotic Front, behaved worse than a call-boy when he was summoned for interrogations, a meeting that was aborted due to the hostile environment.
The PF leader was accompanied by hundreds of cadres whom he wanted present in a room that could only accommodate 15 to 20 people.
Nawakwi emerged as the unlikely critic and said Kabimba’s behaviour was a total disregard of the rule of law.
Speaking in an interview with Qfm News, Nawakwi says Kabimba’s conduct was inappropriate and not befitting of a Justice Minister.
Nawakwi has also pointed out that Kabimba is not the first high profiled government official to be summoned by the ACC for questioning in Zambia’s history as a number of serving and non serving officials have previously complied with the law enforcement agency.
She says such conduct is capable of undermining the mandate of the ACC and has the potential to jeopardize the ongoing investigations.
The FDD president has further noted that Kabimba’s conduct will create speculations that he is hiding something.
The women’s movement, NGOCCC, has also condemned Kabimba describing his behaviour as an affront to the justice system in the country.