CONFUSION: Barotseland’s Afumba Mombotwa removed from the list of pardoned inmates 5 hours after State House announced his name

11 November 2019
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In a bizarre twist of events, Barotseland independence leader Afumba Mombotwa has been expunged from the earlier list of pardoned inmates released by State House earlier this afternoon.

When asked by a journalist why the number of names pardoned has reduced from five (5) to four (4) with the notable absence of Mr Afumba Mombotwa, Minister of Home Affairs, Stephen Kampyongo, announced that the list he was presenting was the official final list and any other list circulated elsewhere was not the official list.

However, both President Edgar Lungu and his Press aide, Isaac Chipampe, this afternoon released a press statement announcing that the President had pardoned five (5) inmates whom they named as:

1. Chief Mulongwe

2. Hon Maxwell Mwale, former Minister in the MMD Government

3. Mr Derrick Sinjela, a Journalist

4. Mr Afumba Mombotwa

5. General Christopher Singogo, Former ZAF Commander

Their statement was not only widely circulated on social media but was also made available to both radio and television stations in the country, including the country’s national broadcaster, ZNBC on their 13:00hrs news bulletins.

And Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) 19:00 hrs main news has quoted the minister of Home Affairs announcing that the official list of pardoned inmates is four and without Mr Afumba Mombotwa.

State House is yet to explain or clarify this situation.

VIDEO: 00:05:10

SOURCES: Smart Eagles, ZNBC TV 1 Main news

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