The Lusaka Magistrates Court has set Friday, February 20, 2015 as the date, on which Director of Public Prosecutions -DPP- MUTEMBO NCHITO will appear in court and take plea.
Lusaka Magistrate, LAMECK MWALE has since issued a summon for Mr. NCHITO to appear in court.
Magistrate MWALE is expected to preside over the matter.
This follows the filing in of a new complaint against Mr NCHITO by former Finance Deputy Minister, NEWTON NGUNI.
Mr. NGUNI earlier filed the complaint in the CHONGWE Magistrate court, which was however quashed by the Lusaka high court, on grounds that the lower court was out of jurisdiction.
Mr NCHITO is facing nine charges of abuse of office among other charges, contrary to the laws of Zambia.
He is on March 13, 2012, accused of allegedly abusing his office by entering a nolle prosequi, in a matter involving SHUBERT SINKALA.
The DPP is also charged with procuring execution of documents by false pretences, contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Mr. NCHITO is also on dates unknown, but in or about JANUARY, 2011 by false and fraudulent representation as to the nature, content and operation of a document, said to have procured the execution of a document, namely an order of court.
The DPP is also facing charges of uttering false document, contrary to the laws of Zambia.
In other charges, Mr. NCHITO, on dates unknown, but between JANUARY 1 2008 and December 31 2009, as Chief Executive Officer of Zambian Airways, was party to contracting of a debt by the said company.
This was despite knowing or having reasons to believe, that at the time the debt was being contracted, he had no reasonable or probable ground of the company’s capacity to pay back the debt to the Development Bank of Zambia and other creditors.