The telephone began vibrating and capturing up all varieties of colors into the darkish room the place she was once slumbering soundly.
She was once startled as the telephone hardly ever rings right now of the evening. She raised her head and craned her neck against the aspect desk the place the subtle device was once strategically positioned.
It was once 1.31 AM. Who may well be phoning right now of the morning or evening?
There was once a wonder looking ahead to her. There was once no identify or quantity displayed at the telephone. ‘This is bizarre, she concept. How may just this be? Should she pick out up this name right now, a telephone that doesn’t show a reputation or quantity? Her telephone is programmed to spot the caller regardless of the place on the earth the caller is situated. Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja were given the generation from Interpol. The President has the facility and a couple of different selected ones.
It seems there may be new generation that bypasses all that. I higher know who that is, she reasoned. She started to shake with concern which she instantly forged apart. It is a trifling telephone name. It will have to be vital. It isn’t as threatening as some precise bodily intruder in the home. She may just take care of any intruder at the telephone, recognized or unknown. Besides she had a hunky of a person mendacity beside her.
She prolonged her hand and collected the mobile phone, swiping it to open it. She tiptoed out of the bed room and into a legitimate proofed room in particular put in for her. She additionally didn’t need to disturb the person.
Damn! The candy dream she have been rudely interrupted from was once superb. She steadied herself, swallowed onerous to rainy her mouth and throat either one of which felt dry.
“Hello,” she evenly directed into the cellular phone. “Who could you be at this time of the night?”
“Madam Siyuni, it’s Pamela Gondwe. You know me really well and I believed I will have to name you instantly after you simply had the assembly wherein my identify got here up. I need to make it transparent with out mincing any phrases that should you arrest me, fee me and ship me to trial, you are going to be making the worst mistake of your lifestyles. When I say ‘you’ I don’t imply you as a person, I imply the federal government of Zambia and previous Barclays Bank and insurance coverage corporations and the Zambian banking business.’’
Gondwe was once talking on the best of her voice and at supersonic velocity fighting Siyuni the Director of Public Prosecutions of Zambia from pronouncing a phrase.
“WOW WOW. Not so fast Ms Gondwe. I don’t know that well other than what I read in the papers. First things first. How did you get my number and secondly what are you talking about and how did you know we were talking about you? And who especially are you referring to? How do I call you? MS. or MRS.?” “Doesn’t matter to me. I am called all types of ways,” was once the solution.
“Don’t worry about how I got your number. Of all people in Zambia you must from the beginning have known or ought to have known that I have friends in high places just like you do. It must also be no brainer how I would know that you talked about me this past evening, madam Siyuni. But I warn you, I am not gonna be a sacrificial lamb or stepping stone for people’s glorious careers and famous dinner table and restaurant talks around Lusaka. I can ruin a lot of lives if you do arrest, charge me and send me to trial, to repeat what I have already said. I am surprised Inspector General of police, and heads of the ACC and DEC have not briefed you but they are not stupid, or are they?”
“Calm down Ms. Gondwe. What are you speaking about?’’
“Siyuni, don’t play innocent or dumb with me. You had a strategy meeting last evening where you had received instructions on how to handle the privatisation issue involving one Hakainde Hichilema. All types of people were present from the OP down to the most ruffian and dirty cops and cadres that you trust and have used before. The IG, DEC ACC and Edith Nawakwi sent their people there. After planning how to go about the explosive issue of privatisation and the role or non-role of Hakainde Hichilema, you diverted to talk about how embarrassing it was becoming to the government of Zambia, especially law enforcement agencies and the President that I was hiding in plain view and I am bringing disrepute to law enforcement in Zambia as I was allegedly showing off that I had friends in high places and that by arresting, charging me and sending me to trial without bail you would be disengaging me from the dangerous image that was being drawn. Don’t make that mistake. You will regret.”
“Madam DPP, it isn’t non-public. It is survival. The executive is attempting to cleanse its symbol within the privatisation topic, a question that handiest comes up at election time to increase and launder corruption on blameless individuals who weren’t in executive. Even that factor will weigh down and boomerang on those that are bringing it. The farms Nawakwi purchased, Cold Storage and the President. Same with my factor. Heads will roll from best down. You assume I did what I did for not anything?’’
Pamela Gondwe persevered,” I used to be informed the entirety that came about there. Madam DPP you understand why I haven’t been arrested. But you had been there entertaining the concept, in truth encouraging the dialogue. I will’t perceive additionally why the folk from ACC and DEC had been collaborating on this idle communicate. And the folk from OP had been num. Why? IG Kanganja is aware of the place to search out me. DEC and ACC know the place to get me. You know the place to get me. “COME ON BRING IT ON. I TRULY NEED SOME KIND OF CATHARSIS.’’
Gondwe was once respiring fireplace into the cellular phone. Was she terrified of being arrested however? The DPP was once scratching her head. This was once all new and information to her. No one had ever approached her about this. This previous night time is when she knew Pamela Gondwe was once on the town as an open secret. Has the DPP been protecting the incorrect corporate? There will have to be a reason she was once stored out of the loop.
Should she give away to Pamela Gondwe that she didn’t know any of all these things or will have to she play alongside?
“Ms. Gondwe, I have to let you know that I operate under a totally different level of legal machinery. I am not subject to the influence of anybody. My office is set up to be totally independent and not subject to the pressure or influence of any authority. Not even the presidency. Let’s leave it at that.”
“Not subject to pressure or influence of any authority. My foot!,’’ thundered Pamela Gondwe. “Cut that crap out. What were you doing in that meeting plotting and you agreeing to charge Hakainde Hichilema with some shit arising from some privatisation issue from three decades ago? How many presidents have we had so far? CHILUBA; MWANAWASA; BANDA; SATA and lastly only towards the end of the LUNGU presidency is this issue developing legs and only because NAWAKWI brought it up. Whose influence and pressure are you dancing to on the privatisation issue? Your so-called independence is a phantom. What happened to the acquittal of Chitalu Chilufya? No pressure or influence of any authority. You sure have some unknown independence or some dark pressures and influences. You couldn’t even appeal the decision on some ground. You make the ultimate decision. Even the Chitotela case. You refused to appeal a clearly wrong decision. Some independence, madam. Your LLM thesis on this subject is better written than your behaviour in that office.”
Gondwe persevered, “Let me not digress. Like my issue, DPP, many people are going to be raked over the coals, should you succumb to arrest me or Hakainde Hichilema. But let me speak for myself. It is interesting though that my issue came up at the tail end of your discussions about how you collectively were going to get rid of the Hichilema threat through the calculus of the privatisation issue!”
“Ask yourself what is in it for Nawakwi, for the President, etc. Who got their wealth legitimately in comparison: HH as compared to the President, to Chitotela, to Chinese, to Chilufya, to Nawakwi, to Lusambo, to Kaiser Zulu, etc? Pause and think and exercise your independence. Public relations is good but not at the alter of wrongful and deliberate persecution. Know that what you are doing to HH is persecution and not prosecution. And HH will emerge as clean as a whistle and your people will be bankrupt and exposed while the government lawyers and the voters will be the victors. The voters will know who they have kept in power, Kleptocrats. Go ahead and make his day. Be the instrument of his electoral victory. Cleanse him unwittingly.”
The DPP was once dumbfounded. This child Pamela Gondwe is aware of an excessive amount of. And such a lot. Should I set an interview together with her, the DPP concept.
“Let me help you, madam DPP, as I let you go back to sleep. Do you think I could collect that huge amount from Barclays Bank without some people in higher up places knowing? How could I leave Zambia like that without any help form higher ups? How did I reenter Zambia? The IG, ACC, OP and DEC know I am around. You the DPP knew I was around. The shit is gonna hit the fan if you arrest and charge me.”
Pamela Gondwe was once completed and hung up the telephone. A chilly sweat was once enveloping the DPP’s frame.