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Zuma supporters Asked Not to resort to violence and looting

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One of the South African’s Opposition Party, the DA has appealed to former president Jacob Zuma’s supporters to respect the North Gauteng High Court ruling declaring his medical parole invalid and setting it aside, and ordering him to return to prison.

DA leader John Steenhuisen on Wednesday asked Zuma’s supporters not to repeat the ugly scenes that led to widespread looting of shops and left hundreds of people dead in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng when he was jailed for 15 months for contempt of a Constitutional Court order forcing him to appear before the commission of inquiry into state capture.

“We appeal to Mr. Zuma and his supporters to respect the rule of law and to accept this judgment without resorting to further violence and protest,” Steenhuisen said.

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He added that Judge Keoagile Matojane’s ruling confirmed that Zuma is an ordinary citizen with no special privileges and that the law applies equally to him as it does to any other person.

“It is never pleasant for anyone to go to jail, but Mr Zuma knew very well what the consequences would be for his blatant disregard for the law and the authority of the Constitutional Court,” added Steenhuisen.

Judge Matojane ordered the former head to state to return to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence for which medical parole was granted by former Correctional Services national commissioner Arthur Fraser in September.

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The DA, alongside the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) and AfriForum, challenged Fraser’s decision.

AfriForum maintained that the public has been concerned for some time that there are obvious double standards in the South African legal system and that senior politicians or people with political connections are not treated the same as the rest of the public.

According to the HSF, the high court has made it clear that the rule of law applies to everyone and that all state officials must act in accordance with the law.

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Zambian Prison Wardress Suspended For Marrying Ex-Convict

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A ZAMBIA Correctional Service officer’s decision to tie the knot with an ex-murder convict released on parole has landed her in problems, with her supervisors reportedly suspending her from work for alleged indiscipline.

During the indefinite suspension, which was imposed last month, Mercy Ngoma will not be allowed to leave her station without the permission of the officer-in-charge at the Lusaka Female Correctional Centre.

The sub-inspector, who has also been barred from leaving the station, is married to Moffat Nkhoma.

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This is according to a letter of suspension dated December 27, 2021, signed by Zambia Correctional Service Commissioner General Frederick Chilukutu.

The letter is copied to Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security Permanent Secretary, Correctional Service Commission secretary and Zambia Correctional Service human resource director, among others.

“It has come to the attention of this office that you, sub-inspector Mercy Ngoma, on December 23, 2021 married an ex-convict, namely Moffat Nkhoma, at a wedding ceremony”

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Zambian Man Claims He Fathered Mercy Cowham’s Children; As She Insists They’re Bowman Lusambo’s Kids – Face of Malawi

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A 28 year old man of Kitwe is seeking to be joined in the paternity claim involving Mercy Colham and Kabushi Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo as he is allegedly the father of Chipego, the first child that Mercy claims was fathered by Mr. Lusambo.

Luckson Nyawali, a mineral analyst based in Kitwe says he is also ready to undergo a DNA test and will be applying to the Courts to compel Mercy to also release Chipego’s DNA samples for analysis.

He said he has decided to speak now after observing how Mercy wants to use their child to blackmail Mr. Lusambo through social media.

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Nyawali narrated that he met Mercy in 2013 in Chipata when they both attended Grade 12 Extra Tuitions at Hillside Basic School.

He said Mercy fell pregnant in 2014 and they agreed to start cohabiting until she left for Luanshya a few months later and delivered a baby girl at Roan Mine Hospital in Luanshya.

Nyawali added that the baby was named Chipego by a Mr Musange who is Mercy’s brother in law who kept her in Luanshya.

He says he has not seen Chipego since 2017 when Mercy last brought her to Chipata and is now demanding custody of the child.

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