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IT IS highly hypocritical for NGOCC to only comment on high profile individuals but maintain a deafening silence over the mysterious disappearance of members of a poor Choma family, Pheluna and Milton Hatembo, Citizens Democratic Party president, Robert Mwanza.

Mr Mwanza observed that NGOCC only comments on matters involving high profile people despite claiming to be fighting for the plight of all women.

He said it was disappointing that from the time a woman, Pheluna and her brother were abducted almost three months ago without a trace, NGOCC had never voiced out.

Mr Mwanza said the disappearance of two members of the Hatembo family  following a court case over their 2000 Kalomo farm had exposed the biased nature of NGOCC.

“How could they be quiet over the manner in which Pheluna Hatembo and her brother Milton have disappeared and have not been seen for over two months?”

Mr Mwanza said the disappearance of the Hatembo siblings was something that had never happened in Zambia and deserved the full attention of NGOCC and other civil society organisations that claim to promote the plight of poor people.

He said people being abducted from the streets and not being seen again was not a common feature to be accorded such silence.

“Keeping quiet when such things occur as in the case of the Hatembos could be a harbinger of worse things to come. Only commenting on high profile people while ignoring the poor is hypocritical,” said Mr Mwanza.

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