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Choma residents want death penalty retained

CATHERINE MUMBA, Choma
SOME stakeholders in Choma have told the Human Rights Commission (HRC) that the death penalty should not be abolished to prevent people from killing others with impunity.
But Southern Province Permanent Secretary Mwangala Liomba said the death penalty should be abolished because Zambia is a Christian nation, which should promote forgiveness and not retaliation.
The death penalty is imposed on people who commit murder, treason and aggravated robbery, but there has been no execution for over 20 years now because heads of State have not been signing the death warrants CLICK TO READ MORE



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