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Monday, September 13, 2021

State enters a nolle in a case involving Chief Mukuni’s wife

Headlines State enters a nolle in a case involving Chief Mukuni’s wife

The State has entered a Nolle Pro’sequi in a matter in which Wife of Chief Mukuni and four others were accused of abduction with intent to confine.

This came to light when the matter came up for commencement of trial at the Choma Magistrate court, today.

Senior Public Prosecutor Alex Syulikwa told the Court that the Director of Public Prosecution ( D.P.P ) has directed that the case be discontinued.

But the defense, through Marshall Muchende of Messer M Associates , stated that the Nolle Pro’sequi has not amused the accused and would have expected a better outcome.

“It is not something to be excited about. We would have expected better, either total discontinuous or withdrawal as opposed to a Nolle Pro’sequi.” Mr Muchende said.

Noting that the accused respect the decision by the D.P.P as it cannot be questioned, Mr Muchende further stated that the defense will wait for instructions from the accused, on the way forward.

And Choma resident Magistrate Ethel Phiri discharged the case stating that it is in accordance with Section 81 (1) of the Criminal Proceedings Act, chapter 88 of the laws of Zambia.

The accused, Veronica Mukuni, 46 of Mukuni village in Livingstone, Javen Simoloka, 45 and Mayor for Choma, Vincent Lilanda, 49.

Others are Ackson Sejani, 63, a peasant farmer and former government minister and Fines Malambo, 46, a businessman of Choma all who collectively faced two counts of abduction with intent to confine.

In the first count, the suspects were accused of abducting Feluna Hatembo and in the second count they are accused of abducting Milton Hatembo with intent to cause them to be secretly and wrongfully confined.

19 COMMENTS

  1. Mwankoles reloaded….just colors have changed from green to red…this was expected anyway and this shows that the Judiciary is still being controlled by state house just like under Lungu

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  2. This is the other hidden costs of lungus pathetic thug rule……….

    the state being sued for millions by those wrongfully detained by lungu and gang of thieves……

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  3. #5 Ndine…. you know what a nolle means? These chaps can be arrested again. They neither innocent or guilty. That’s why their lawyer is not happy.

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  4. #5 Ndine. In fact the State has played it safe, by nolle these people are neither innocent or guilty and can be rearrested. On the other hand if they were simply acquitted, they were going to have a chance to sue the state.

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  5. Spaka am sure you always have wet dreams every time you think about Lungu…what ever he did to you…you probably missing “it” too much…you can’t just comment without mentioning Lungu’s name…did Lungu cheat on you…we’re you in a relationship?????

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  6. When will there be a Nolle for that other IG at state house?

    Politically motivated or not, one has to be cleared even with an acquittal as it has recently happened to Chishimba.

    Hard and soft luck, all for one.

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  7. After how you treated this woman like a common thief no bail teargassed her supporters now you enter Nolle Pro’sequi…I just hope that DPP would be arrested on Friday noon and released on Wednesday…lets how she would feel.

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  8. It’s a misuse of the nolle proseque provision by the DPP. Fulata Lilian Shawa Siyunyi is demonstrating that she was being influenced by some hidden hand in this malicious prosecution.

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  9. PF were cruel to deny a wife to our Chief. overnight and for days. Let’s see how you will feel when the law catches up with you guys!! You must have been excited with power which corrupted you

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