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Vol 56 No 12

Published 12th June 2015


Prosecuting the prosecutor

Some corruption cases could be dropped if the government succeeds in sacking its chief prosecutor Mutembo Nchito

Activists, oppositionists and now Western governments are alarmed at the Lusaka government's efforts to dismiss the suspended Director of Public Prosecutions, Mutembo Nchito. After his defenders claimed that the DPP was being forced out unconstitutionally, some governments are seeking assurances that the rule of law is being observed. Representatives of the European Union, Britain's Department for International Development and the United States worry that several important anti-corruption cases might be dropped.

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