Government vows to bring Jay Jay’s abductors to book


Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister Jack Mwiimbu has reiterated that Government will do every possible thing to ensure that the abductors of Petauke Central member of parliament Emmanuel Jay Banda are brought to book.

Banda who went missing for two days was found early this morning in Kafue thanks to the combined efforts of the police and the public.

Speaking at a press briefing this morning, Mwiimbu stated that it is in the interest of Banda’s family and the nation to know who is behind this heinous crime.

He urged the family to cooperate with authorities as they endeavour to find the perpetrators of the crime.

“We don’t know who is responsible for the abduction but we are assuring the nation that those who are responsible will be held accountable.”

“We worked throughout the night to ensure that our colleague is safe. We will thoroughly investigate the matter and the nation will be informed of the outcome, we have nothing to hide whatsoever on this matter,” added Mwiimbu.

The minister revealed that the lawmaker was transfered from a private hospital to Maina Soko Hospital for his safety.

“Maina Soko is a safe and secure environment. Our brother is not the first one to be in Maina Soko hospital. Our doctors are professionals and the mp is stable, able to talk and has no physical injuries.”

“Do not be misled by malicious reports. No harm is going to go happen to our colleague,” he said.

Mwiimbu further urged the public not to be swayed by any politicians to do hate speech or utter tribal remarks arising from the issue.

Meanwhile, Mwiimbu warned Lumezi Independent member of parliament Munir Zulu not to find himself on the other side of the law again.

And it has been reported that Zulu was picked up by police this morning.

By Catherine Pule

Kalemba, May 27, 2024


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