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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Chief Mukuni’s wife, court case continues

Rural News Chief Mukuni’s wife, court case continues

The Choma Magistrate Court has adjourned the case in which the wife of Chief Mukuni of the Toka-Leya people of Southern Province is facing two counts of abduction, to May 26, 2021.

This was when she and four co-accused appeared for mention before Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Mungala.

Trial in this matter has been set for May 26, 2021, and the bail for all the five accused has been extended.

The five accused, Veronica Mukuni, 46 of Mukuni village in Livingstone, Javen Simoloka, 45, Mayor for Choma, Vincent Lilanda, 49, Mayor for Mazabuka, Ackson Sejani, 63, a peasant farmer and former government Minister as well as Fines Malambo, 46, a businessman of Choma, are all facing two counts of abduction with intent to confine.

The court has also adjourned ruling to May 26, 2021 on the early application made by the defense to compel the state to release mobile phones ceased from some of the accused.

Today, the defense also applied for the court’s intervention over heavy police presence around the court premises during the hearing.

They told the court that the large number of police surrounding the court is intimidating not only to their clients but also to their families and members of the public who wish to follow the proceedings.

The defense also complained of the alleged restriction on media coverage of the court proceedings alleging that only ZANIS and ZNBC had been allowed access to the courtroom.

But State Advocate Kahilu Shitengi argued that the police were merely there to ensure safety for all attending the proceedings including the accused.

He also said he was not aware of any media restrictions.


  1. If PF has developed the country as they claim why are they scared of facing HH in the elections?

  2. The Magistrate is showing timidity already. Mobile phones are personal property. What right does the state have to seize them without a court order? If there’s evidence on those phones, the mobile service providers hv a record of every activity that has taken place.

  3. One needs to be very dull to belong to UPND. The police do not need a court order to confiscate evidence. If these tribals are found innocent, their underpants will be given back to them.

  4. It will continue just to keep people
    Busy and the media diverted.After
    Elections it will be Nolle prosequi.

  5. This is how evil upnd is. They will use you and let you rot in jail by yourself. Where is the hh who was paying y0u to do these evil things which have landed you in trouble? He is hidden in his ugly mansion in new kasama while you languish. This should servr as a lesson to the rest of you upnd f00ls. Also why does mukuni wlfe look like caster semenye

  6. Kci yes they do, have you heard about privacy. You cannot confiscate personal phones without court orders that’s there private items just like someone cannot just come and get your property without proper documentation authorizing them to. Too much lawlessness has robbed you of the ability to interpret legal issues

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