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Lungu pardons 966

By SIMON MUNTEMBA
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has pardoned 966 inmates from various correctional facilities to mark the country’s 56th independence anniversary.

Mr Kampyongo announced that out of the 966 pardoned inmates, 883 were ordinary while 10 were due to old age.
“Among the inmates pardoned, 886 are males while 80 are females,” he said.
The minister said President Lungu has also considered petitions from 26 petitioners who included lifers and long term inmates.
He said the President had the seven inmates commuted from death to life inprisonment, two from death to 35 years, and seven from 35 years to 20 years.
He said one was commuted from 30 to 20 years, three from 30 to 15 years, one from 20 to 15 years, while four were pardoned.
And GOVERNMENT has extended phase two of the mobile issuance of National Registration Card (NRC) which started on September 20, by five days.
Mr Kampyongo said the exercise which was scheduled to end on October 30, would end on November 4, 2020.
He explained that the extension was prompted by logistical challenges in the delivery of some equipment used in the exercise which led to the delay in commencement of the programme.
Mr Kampyongo said the decision to extend the exercise was aimed at allowing more citizens to get NRCs.

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