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State appeals against Court’s decision to acquit former Minister of Tourism, Sylvia Masebo.

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Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo
Sylvia Masebo
The state has appealed against the Lusaka Magistrate Court’s decision to acquit former Minister of Tourism, Sylvia Masebo.

In this matter, Ms. Masebo was accused of abuse of authority of office, when she allegedly directed the then Zambia Wildlife Authority -ZAWA- to cancel the tender for the hunting blocks.

Ms. Masebo was however acquitted by the Lusaka Magistrate Court.

But the Director of Public Prosecutions -DPP- has argued that Magistrate Ireen Wishimanga was not balanced in her analysis of the evidence, as she only concentrated on flaws and not the strength of the arguments.

The DPP has further argued that Magistrate Wishimanga misdirected herself, when she ruled that the decisions by Ms. Masebo to direct ZAWA to cancel the tender did not amount to abuse of authority of office.

The commission has added that the lower court erred, when it accepted hear-say, as evidence from one of the witness.

This is contained in a statement of appeal filed in the High Court.

16 COMMENTS

    • But they didn’t appeal serious money worthy cases of Dora Siliya.
      Dora “repaired” a radar at airport for billion of kwachas, they put her in Energy nako no scandals, now in Agriculture, how many cases of corruption dropped so far?

  1. I wish the pf had this vigour in fighting poverty and for the poor man. Instead these dogs would rather waste millions trying to fix those that oppose their useless government. All pf members deserve to be forced in a room and gassed to death. Hitler style. The world would be better place.

  2. Who is the state in this matter who is accusing and turning against its Judges when there are many people like RB, Dora, Kapoka, and many other who have mismanaged colossal sum of Zambia’s tax payers when we say that PF is not a law abide people turn to say

  3. Who is the state in this matter who is accusing and turning against its Judges when there are many people like RB, Dora, Kapoka, and many other who have mismanaged colossal sum of Zambia’s tax payers when we say that PF is not law abiding to people turn to say but they law breakers.

  4. The state must also appeal all RB and Dora Siliya Cases.
    These people really think that us Zambians are dull.Just Wait…

  5. Hnw About Dora’s Tribunal Case?

    And Maize Gate Scandal, Arrest Her As Well, Malawi Did Its Part, So Zambian Government Should Do Something As Well.

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