DPP fails to prosecute Milingo Lungu

DPP fails to prosecute Milingo Lungu



***This is not just embarrassing but shocking

Prosecutors not sure what to do with Milingo – Sakwiba

Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) provisional liquidator Milingo Lungu, who had welcomed the opportunity to clear his name in court following his arrest last month on theft and money laundering charges, was unable to start his defence yesterday.

The prosecutors were unavailable at court to start the prosecution process, a scenario that left Mr Milingo’s defence lawyers led by Sakwiba Sikota, of Central Chambers, unimpressed.

Mr Milingo, who was appointed KCM provisional liquidator in May 2019, was arrested last month by Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) who accused him of engaging in theft involving K110.4 million and US$250,000 between May 22, 2019 and August 15, 2021 as well as obtaining money by false pretences amounting to US$2.2 million.

Magistrate Makalicha confirmed that he had not had sight of the indictment or court record for Mr Lungu.

“The matter is not before court,” he said. “I am not even aware [about it].”

One of the public prosecutors, Stuyvesant Malambo, informed the court that one of his colleagues handling the case told him that the State was ready.

“It’s a pity, it appears the State does not know what to do,” Mr Sikota said. “We will follow them up, it’s unfair on the part of the accused a

Daily Mail

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    It is the fault of the Minister of Justice. If his lawyers are failing or refusing to do their jobs, he needs to discipline, and perhaps even fire, them. And if the Minister fails to do that job, HH should discipline, and perhaps even fire, him. The thing that I do not like is that it seems as if HH is letting people believe that they can do whatever they want to do, and ignore his stated policies. He needs to stop believing that the same corrupt system, manned by the same corrupt people, will deliver a different result from the corruption that seemed to be their only product in the past years.

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    Steve 1 week ago

    This is a taste of what UPND govt is faced with. If you rely on Incompetence to deliver your policies, you are in for a rude shock

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    So true 1 week ago

    “When you steal a goat, this is what the Zambia police will do you. But if you loot billions from government like Milingo, you are treated like a king. The DPP and his prosecutors won’t even bother to appear at court.

    So please, incoming thieves, go steal from government or KCM or bank of Zambia if you want to automatically qualify for bail. But if you want to be handcuffed and brutalized like this, go steal a chicken.”

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    Mulingo to get away swiftly 1 week ago

    It’s simple. Pay lawyers, police, prosecutors, judiciary, Milingo Lungu will get off the hook. This what ECL left for us, a rotten system.

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      ACT or fire them all 1 week ago

      “This is what ECL left for us, a rotten system”. mmmm
      I thought UPND is in power and has the all the instruments to change this rotten system.