ZAMBIA: POLICE CHIEF SAYS DEATH PENALTY PROVISIONS APPROPRIATE
January 21, 2016: Kakoma Kanganja Police chief ¬†said death penalty provisions were appropriate and should be applied as provided for by the Constitution and the Penal Code.
Mr Kanganja said Zambia had not ratified the international human rights instrument on the death penalty which was the second optional protocol to the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights. ‚ÄúThere are no serious challenges in the administration and dispensation of justice in relation to capital offences. The minor setbacks are that because these are serious offences, sometimes investigations and prosecution of the offenders may take too long,‚ÄĚ Mr Kanganja said. (Source: Zambia Daily National 22/1/2016)