…as he calls for the reform of Zambia’s criminal justice system
United Party for National Development (UPND) Deputy Secretary General for Politics, Patrick Mucheleka has lifted the lid on his recent incarceration at Kasama’s Milima Prison a few weeks ago.
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He says he still doesn’t know yet why he and his counterparts (Elias Mubanga and others) were arrested and charged with a non-bailable offense of aggravated robbery during the recent Lukashya by elections.
Speaking when a highly powered Lusaka Province UPND youth delegation paid him a visit at his New Kasama residence this morning, Mucheleka stated that Zambia’s criminal justice system needed reforms as it had led to wasting of human capital due to the high number of youths being imprisoned.
Furthermore, Mr Mucheleka, who accused the PF of having degenerated into a full blown dictatorship, stated that his 1 month stay at Milima Prison had heightened his desire to fight for a safer and fairer Zambia.
He said that his one-month-long incarceration had made him ten times stronger.
Leader of the delegation, Anderson Banda, whose the Lusaka Province Youth Chairperson, expressed displeasure at the unjust manner in which the PF arrested and imprisoned Mucheleka, but added that it was gratifying that he (Mucheleka) had finally walked to freedom.
UPND MEDIA TEAM