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Lawyers act to remove DPP Nchito as lead prosecutor in RB cases

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Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba (left) and Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito (right) sharing light moments at the just ended 2013 Southern African Chief Justices Forum and Conference and Annual General Conference at Zambezi Sun Hotel in Livingstone
Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba (left) and Director of Public
Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito (right) sharing light moments at the just
ended 2013 Southern African Chief Justices Forum and Conference and
Annual General Conference at Zambezi Sun Hotel in Livingstone

Lawyers representing former Republican President Rupiah Banda have said they will object to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito prosecuting their client in a corruption-related case due to conflict of interest.

After Former President Banda and Jin pleaded not guilty to all the three counts, Anti-Corruption Commission prosecutor Dennis Simwinga placed on court record Mr Nchito as the lead prosecutor in the matter in which trial was scheduled to commence on January 21, 2014.

Mr Simwinga applied to have the matter adjourned to a convenient date to allow Mr Nchito to be present before court.

One of the defence lawyers, Steven Lungu at this point informed the court that the defence would equally wish to put it on court record that when the matter comes up for trial they would object to Mr Nchito prosecuting Banda on account of conflict of interest.

“The DPP is a potential witness in another matter and cannot, therefore, be seen to be prosecuting our client in this matter,” Mr Lungu said.
He said the defence would lay bare facts to the court as to why Mr Nchito should not be allowed to prosecute the matter.

Mr Musukwa adjourned the case to January 21, next year for commencement of trial, but said he was mindful that the matter had dragged for too long and now wanted to see progress.

13 COMMENTS

  1. This is as good as dead! Get busy aiming yourselves how you will secure RBs acquital not resolving to delaying and deflecting tactics.

  2. I cant wait for that day when real men shall make us happy and take us to level of prosperity. I dont know why there is a lot hatred in Zambia. Jehovah God is watching

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