Human Rights Commission Condemns Treatment of Kambwili

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The Human Rights Commission is calling on the Anti-Corruption Commission to consider granting the National Democratic Congress Consultant Chishimba Kambwili bail as a matter of human rights.

HRC Chairperson Mudford Mwandenga said the Commission believes that the offences which Kambwili has been charged with are bondable. Mr Mwandenga said Mr Kambwili should therefore be treated in accordance with the rule of law and in a humane manner considering his health status.

Mr Kambwili himself has spoken about his treatment over past few days, calling plans to evacuate him a farce. 

Speaking to Hot FM Radio from his hospital bed at CfB Medical Centre in Lusaka on Monday morning he stated;

“I was treated against medical ethics because as I was being arrested, government and the police knew exactly that my PB and my sugar levels were very high. And I was denied medical attention, I was locked up in a room that had no ventilation, where there was no where to sit and I had to stand right in front of a window so that I access air from the window,” Mr. Kambwili said.

The MP claimed it was shocking and hypocritical that the people who caused his medical condition to worsen by detaining him were the same people who wanted to evacuate him to South Africa.

The Roan MP concluded plans by government to evacuate him to South Africa for medical treatment last week were suspicious and did not come from a good place, and instead was seen as an opportunity to remove him from the country. 

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