Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe in parliament yesterday allegedly dodged questions about the coup plot rumours he dismissed at a press conference a week ago, Newsday reports.
The issue was raised by MDC Alliance Vice President Lynette Karenyi-Kore who asked why were there no arrests if the coup plots rumours have any substance:
A coup represents the highest form of constitutional infraction, and so on what policy basis did Kazembe make a Press statement last week about a coup — and if you had any substance why were the planners of the coup not arrested
Kazembe did not respond and went on to seek guidance from the speaker of the parliament and later on responded after consulting with the speaker of the parliament and the justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi and said:
As alluded earlier on when I gave a Press statement it was on behalf of the Committee of the National Security Council. These issues are of a sensitive nature and what I gave to the nation was enough. The final details cannot be given because they will compromise national security.
When Job Sikhala also asked why he was not arrested after he was labelled one of the people spreading the rumours, Kazembe Kazembe also said he would seek guidance from the speaker of the parliament.