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CLEAR ME, DPP ASKS HH

...Lift my oath of secrecy

By SILUMESI MALUMO

THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Lilian Siyuni has asked President Hakainde Hichilema to give her authority to clear the allegations being levelled against her.

In a letter submitted to the Judicial Complaints Commission on April 25, 2022, Ms Siyuni said the Oath of Secrecy she swore was constraining her from clearing the allegations.

“I have received a number of complaints all of which are false and I deny the same.

Your Commission has requested that I exculpate myself on the same false allegations, Ms Siyuni said

“I have since sought clearance from the Head of State, His Excellency Mr Hakainde Hichilema, as I am constrained by the oath of secrecy I swore,” she said.

She said “Only the President can waive it.

Ms Siyuni said, “Take note that the responses to your Commission will hinge on the information I received in my official capacity as Director of Public Prosecutions.”

Further, she said, I have been constrained to respond to all sentiments expressed by the Minister of Justice on different media platforms due to the same oath of secrecy.

“In this regard, I shall be able to file responses when I receive clearance from the President,” Ms Siyuni said.

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