By Chileshe Mwango
Constitutional Lawyer John Sangwa says citing former President Edgar Lungu for fraud for money he received as his retirement benefits before he announced his return to active politics is debatable.
Southern Africa Network Against Corruption Executive Director Gregory Chifire has said Mr. Lungu should be made answerable for obtaining money by false pretenses when he drew benefits of a former head of state despite not retiring from active politics.
But Mr. Sangwa says citing Mr. Lungu for fraud is subject to the interpretation of constitutional provisions necessary to the matter as well as what he himself has said regarding this matter.
Mr. Sangwa says there would also be need to assess whether whatever the former Head of State did before returning to politics amounted to being in active politics adding that Mr. Lungu still enjoys the right to belong to a party of his choice but not hold an elective position.
He says it will be wrong to prosecute the former President just because he has announced his return to active politics as the prosecution should have happened in the first 6 months after his retirement.
Via PHOENIX NEWS