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Esther denies helping in Chanda’s release from custody

FIRST lady Esther Lungu has denied claims that she helped Chishimba Kambwili’s daughter Chanda to be released from police custody.

Special assistant to the President for press and public relations Isaac Chipampe said the first lady respects the due process of the law and would not influence the police to release any suspect.

“It has come to the attention of State House that Diamond TV reported that first lady Mrs Esther Lungu caused to have Ms Chanda Kambwili released from police custody,” read the statement.

The first lady denied the claims and had asked Diamond TV to retract its story, the statement said.

Esther said such an act would be an indictment that she controls constitutional offices which was not the case.

“I therefore ask Diamond TV to retract the story and apologise for the embarrassment caused,” said Esther.

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