Deputy minster in veep’s office still on suspension from LAZ for stealing clients’ money

Deputy Minister in the office of the vice- president Edgar  Lungu is still on suspension from the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ).

Lungu was banned from working as a lawyer in Zambia for stealing clients’ money.

In July 2010, LAW Association of Zambia (LAZ) legal practitioners committee banned Edgar Lungu of Andrea Masiye and Company from practicing law.

According to a notice at the Lusaka High Court signed by then honorary secretary Musa Mwenye,  Lungu was not supposed to appear in any court of law and not file court processes.

“Take notice that the above practitioner has been suspended from practicing law with immediate effect,” read the notice. “By this notice, the said practitioner is not to appear in any court of law or tribunal and should not file court processes of whatever nature until further notice from the undersigned.”

Lungu, who is the Patriotic Front chairperson for the committee on legal affairs was suspended for misappropriating money meant for retirees of Lafarge which was formerly known as Chilanga cement plc.

The retirees had sued their former employer through Lungu who won the case. The money was paid through his law firm but Lung plundered the money prompting the retirees to report him to LAZ.

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