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.