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Fred M’membe, Mukosha Funga case fails to take off

General News Fred M'membe, Mukosha Funga case fails to take off

Fred Mmembe leaving court today
Fred M’membe leaving court today

The case in which Post Newspaper Editor in Chief Fred M’membe and Journalist Mukosha Funga are charged with one count of publishing classified information has been adjourned.

The case was adjourned this morning after it came up for hearing before Judge Eddie Sikazwe at Lusaka High court.

This was after the state requested for an adjournment as they were not prepared to begin the case today because of some serious challenges encountered that he did not mention.

State advocate P. Mutale explained that prior to today’s hearing, he had communicated with the defendants lawyer, Mr Nchimo Nchito about his intention to request for adjournment of the case.

Last year, the case was moved to the High Court when it came up for hearing before Magistrate Chitalu.

Particulars of the matter were that on 17th April 2015, M’membe and Funga while jointly and acting together published a letter by Anti-corruption commission (ACC) Director General Rosewin Wandi to President Edgar Lungu informing him that ACC wanted to commence investigations on his political advisor Kaizer Zulu.

The case has been adjourned to 29th and 30th March, 2016 while bail granted to the duo has been extended.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Rubbish case-surely can the whole system including the President go to such extents in shielding corrupt elements??Shame on you Chagwa

  2. These people are too small for Fred. Cadres think this government can sort out Mmembe when Kaunda, Chiluba, Mwanawasa, Rupiah and Sata all failed. Okay with Sata they had a gentleman’s agreement but still he is too smart for all these half baked politicians, the likes of Kambwili. The man is a Journalist, Accountant, lawyer and more and they think he can make a basic mistake like publishing classified documents. Ridiculous!!!

  3. Careful not to give blanket statement that Lungu included has failed. Mumembe,s prayer is to see Lungu fail to make it after August. Mumembe can be spared after election but not his Post newspaper. watch this space. Don’t forget what ba Chikwanda said about Lungu. “ati kalakolwa but ka mano”

  4. Is it me or wat? Is Fred mmembe ok. He doesn’t look too fine in my eyes, jt asking.
    O the best to Fred n mukosha. Atleast u stand 4 wat is right

  5. Zambian Lawyers defending against the state are the best in the world. Mic they went international they’d be world renowned for legal acumen. Either that or gov’t legal defence is using pro bono aid funded teams!

  6. But was the letter not written? so they are being taken to court for publishing the truth that the ACC failed to challenge their right to investigate Kaizer?

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