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Thursday, September 24, 2020

State Continues to Drag on Dr Chilufya’s Case as ZRA officer exonerates Minister on Shares aAcquisition

Headlines State Continues to Drag on Dr Chilufya's Case as ZRA officer exonerates...

An official from the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has told the Lusaka Magistrates Court that there was nothing wrong with the manner in which Den Daas Investment Limited and Leo Jonas Ngosa Investment Limited sold shares to Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya.

Mambwe Masungaila, Assistant Director in charge of the informal sector and medium taxpayer office audit unit for Lusaka Province, further said taxes for the transactions were paid on time.

This is in a matter in which Dr Chilufya has been charged with four counts of possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime.

In one of the Bank accounts, it is alleged that Dr Chilufya possessed $ 200 000 which was used to purchase 6 000 shares in Samfya Marines and Tourism Services Limited from Den Daas Investment Zambia Limited, a property
suspected to be from proceeds of crime.

When the matter came up for continued trial before Lusaka Chief Resident Magistrate Lameck Mwale, Masungaila, said parties indicated on the agreements were Leo Jonas Ngosa Investment Limited as transferrer and Dr Chilufya as transferee.

When asked by defence lawyer Tutwa Ngulube on who was the taxpayer to ZRA in respect of Den Daas Investment Limited, the witness said it was Den Daas Investment Limited.

The witness further said that the correct tax was paid on time for the transaction and that there was no problem on how the shares were sold.

The State Later applied that the matter be adjourned to August 24, 2020, because they only had one witness, but defence lawyer Tutwa Ngulube and Jonas Zimba complained that the proceedings were dragging at the instance of the State and requested that in the remaining agreed dates, the State prepares its witnesses.

Ngulube stated that with the dates having been agreed upon over a month ago, the State had had ample time to prepare their witnesses and concluded that the adjournment they were seeking was just delay tactics.

And Magistrate Mwale agreed with the Defence team stating that the state prosecutors had not utilized prudently the time that they had been given to prepare their witnesses.

The State then promised to ensure their witnesses, including those from out of town would be around for continuation of trial.

The matter has since been adjourned to 24th August 2020.

35 COMMENTS

  1. The law is the law. A clear sign this was a witch hunt starter by the opposition.There is no difference between this and a woman falsely claiming she was raped just to settle scores with a man. I hope comrade chilufya will sue for defamation. Why was this class even allowed to go this far ? I think the ACC has been infiltrated by upnd bone heads. We need a restructure there to overhaul the entire organisation. Kz who is currently in mourning over the death of my mentor comrade nkhoma

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  2. The law is the law. A clear sign this was a witch hunt starter by the opposition.There is no difference between this and a woman falsely claiming she was raped just to settle scores with a man. I hope comrade chilufya will sue for defamation. Why was this class even allowed to go this far ? I think the ACC has been infiltrated by upnd bone heads. We need a restructure there to overhaul the entire organisation. Kz who is currently in mourning over the death of my mentor comrade nkhoma

    If there is one person I would gladly beat up it is the editor of this site. This website has gone down hill.!!! Lusala times you need to sell this site to those who are serious. It seems you have made too much money to care . Kz

    • TIZAMVELA ATI UYU MULANDU NI WASHAUTI

      ACC BAUMDYESAMO

      ZRA BAMUDYESAMO

      THATS HOW DIRTY ZAMBIA HAS BECOME – BELIEVE NO ONE AND TRUST NO ONE; THERE’S SIMPLY NO COUNTRY LEFT

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  3. Busye kansi Chitalu wesu finsi amuchita? Ala mulekeni abombe inchito yamupela Lesa iya kwa abantu mu fipatala.

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    • Chitotela’s case was at least stage-managed through a bit of some semblance of trial..What is happening in this case is lunacy of the highest order. How did allow ourselves to get to these levels of madness?

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  4. Can they find some UPND witnesses for this case please. Even thoss MPs who used to speak loudest can volunteer to be witnesses. If not they can just volunteer the evidence. They had wanted to nail Chilufya but where are they? Come out now. Bring you evidence ..it is not too late. UPND claim to have very clever lawyers……Let those “clever” lawyers go to ACC and volunteer gathered evidence kabili. Nail Chilufya now….where are you????

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  5. Intel reaching me a diasporan born in Zambia has been jailed 14 years in Sweden for raping and sleeping with his own daughters. Mwebantu this is evil and sick. The guy is not Zambian and took up swedish citizenship. Diasporan whar is going on there for you to sleep with you own blood. Failing to get laid uko.

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  6. Intel reaching me a diasporan born in Zambia has been jailed 14 years in Sweden for raping and sleeping with his own daughters. Mwebantu this is evil and sick. The guy is not Zambian and took up swedish citizenship. Diasporan whar is going on there for you to sleep with you own blood. Is this what goes on in diaspora

  7. Intel reaching me a diasporan born in Zambia has been jailed 14 years in Sweden for raping and sleeping with his own daughters. Mwebantu this is evil and sick. The guy is not Zambian and took up swedish citizenship. Diasporan whar is going on there for you to sleep with you own blood. Is this what goes on in diaspora. My kids will never be taken there .kz

  8. Intel reaching me a diasporan born in Zambia has been jailed 14 years in Sweden for raping and sleeping with his own daughters. Mwebantu this is evil and sick. The guy is not Zambian and took up swedish citizenship. Diasporan whar is going on there for you to sleep with you own blood. Is this what goes on in diaspora. My kids will never be taken there .kz luska times don’t piss meoff

  9. There was no need to hire that greed hyena Tutwa and Jonas Zimba. The corrupt in this case are Chitalu’s lawyers, who will grab some of Chilufya’s properties. Remember Tutwa claimed $300,000 legal fees from PF secretariat?
    The honest lawyers from Mansa could have handled that easy case for $1000.

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  10. This can only happen when you have cadres manning important institution of governance. DPP and ACC can do better by withdrawing this case from the court. ACC this is another shocker after the 48 miracle houses.

  11. No Rule no Law, Ni Zambia ino. Anybody with Money can walk out of court, Prison and the Innocent are in prison. Chalo Chesu……

  12. Intel reaching me a diasporan born in Zambia has been jailed 14 years in Sweden for raping and sleeping with his own daughters. Mwebantu this is evil and sick. The guy is not Zambian and took up swedish citizenship. Diasporan whar is going on there for you to sleep with you own blood. Is this what goes on in diaspora. My kids will never be taken there .kz luska times don’t piss meoff. Kz

  13. Intel reaching me a diasporan born in Zambia has been jailed 14 years in Sweden for raping and sleeping with his own daughters. Mwebantu this is evil and sick. The guy is not Zambian and took up swedish citizenship. Diasporan whar is going on there for you to sleep with you own blood. Is this what goes on in diaspora. My kids will never be taken there .kz luska times don’t piss meoff. Makakakaka

  14. Please stop wasting tax-payers’ money and withdraw this case from court. What kind of case is this where the prosecution witnesses are defending the accused person? What is wrong with the prosecutors? Are they drunk? Is this the reason why President Lungu did not act on Dr Chilufya? He looked at the case and realised that his government had no leg to stand on but allowed the DPP to waste money and time chasing smoke.

  15. ACC and DEC have failed us. The rate of conviction in developed countries is 95 percent, and ours lingers at 50.
    That’s not good at all. Our law demands guilt beyond reasonable doubt, that means building a case to the fullest before going to court.
    Chitotela’s case had merit and the question there was with the magistrate. It felt tempered with, and more so that the State did not appeal.
    This? Is is embarrassing.

  16. Wait a moment Zambia would once for cleaned up. Ft. Lt. Did it in Ghana. He had to get rid of all corrupt figures before handing over the power to civilians again. Even those military officers who were enjoying corruption money like our officers with fat bellies got eliminated. Ghanese politicians can never play the same game again. Zambia must undergo the same fate. People like Chitalu Chilufya. One of Zambia’s most notorious minister of thieves would never be spared. After that all the money he has been stealing with the blessings of Lungu would recovered and used to improve the health of indigenous Zambia.

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  17. Just stop reporting on this thief please. I think by know we already know that in PF administration, criminals and fraudsters are holy and defended by the state with strategic crooked styles and innocent civilians are criminals and arrested for standing up for their rights. Gassers free, market burners free, chilufya free, kaizer free. Youths not free, opposition not free, the only people that are free in Zambia are those benefiting from corruption & criminal activities. Be nice to people on your way up because you will meet them on your way down next year.

  18. Zambia, please let us mind the importance of time and resources we are wasting. I would suggest that we enact a law that prohibits those in power including Ministers from being prosecuted while they remain in power, if we cannot enact a law that demands a Minister being accused of serious crime/s steps aside. This will ensure that the nation prosecutes these people once they leave office as we should extend that law to mean that leaving office means immunity from prosecution falls off. Once this Minister is free by the courts, he will never be prosecuted for these crimes: in short, we are setting him free from being accountable for the crimes that would he have actually committed, using state machinery. We are fuz.
    Prosecuting these people once out of office means we shall be having more…

  19. … more success than dealing with them in this way as they have power and state machinery to interfere in the due processes. I believe this cannot be welcomed because we are so unpatriotic but I look for a time we shall have patriotic leaders who will enact laws for the good of the nation and not laws that protect the criminals. This is a far fetched hope as it is clear we shall never get it till as a people we rise up and say enough is enough and demand with our lives that what need and not what we want be done. South Africa would not have attained their independence if the people as complacent. look at those people closely and you will understand why they have some of the best laws in the world. look at their democracy, it is young but more functional than ours. That nation more hope…

  20. … That nation has more hope than Zambia. Good laws to tame greed man are the only tools we need to succeed. The nations we admire all reached their pinnacle anchored on good laws.
    What have we done as Zambians to deserve this mediocrity, what was the purpose of arresting this Minister in the first place? The ACC should be disbanded or the Director General there replaced, I mean what is he/she doing in their office, are they not given details of the matters before actions are taken for them to see the end at the beginning? A country that would have 1 person build 51 houses and cannot find out who the person is and ACC even has the guts the to go to the public and publicly announce they could not establish who the owner was and so the case got closed, like really? Are we a nation of fuz?…

  21. If we approach this anti-corruption drive with this attitude, we will always fail as a country. How do you have the largest anti-corruption institution failing to prosecute a case?? Simple! The Fred M’membe/Nchito/Post Newspaper method is a total failure. Edgar Lungu is right, we need an institutionalised approach that will be above personal and selfish interests. Western sponsors equally need to lay off African leaders and let them perform their mandates. Calling everything political in Africa corrupt is a strategy clearly not working.

  22. The law must be respected some of you who are complaining about the law, the same law has protected you from being robbed or killed and from your goods being stolen.
    Some of the opposing the law are protected by the same and stole beyond you can imagine.
    Respect the law because it will be you in the dock one day .

  23. What do you expect from an organisation that has failed to find the owners of the 48 houses ?This is a shambolic organisation that needs to be disbanded and it’s leaders taken to court for gross incompetence and favouritism

  24. This was meant to be a prosecution but it turns out to be a promotion where state agencies are highly commending Dr. Chilufya. The ACC on their part were literally Vouching and attesting to Dr. Chilufya`s Wealth as legitimate. Is the ZRA implying that when somoene pays taxes on time he is therefore not guilty of corrupt practices? This is certainly the most careless way of handling a prosecution . Since this is a promotion please tells us more on how rich Dr. Chilufya is. Tells us what he owns , how much money ( i mean liquid cash) he has , please tells us how many of his properties are in foreign countries . Please laud this Man for it is no longer a trial but a promotion ( an advert) and the judge will never acquit him because there is absolutely nothing for the judge to do.Promotions…

  25. Follow the money.Did he have that income before becoming Minister?Where did the money come from as compared to his income.What business transaction did he make for him to have a sudden 200000 usd..Follow the money.Easy case.

  26. ALL THE WITNESSES HAVE BEEN BRIBED. If Zambia had press freedom the investigating officer of this case would have written a wonderful tell it all book about what is currently happening. How chameleon witnesses turned round in court after testifying differently during investigations

  27. Enjoy your stupid posts now Kaizer, all that money you stole will be taken back. we want to build schools and make sure our hospitals have medician. You fools with your small items like minister of Education, have taken zambians for ride. 2021 is soon..

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