We told you there is something fishy with the way DPP is handing the murder of Reeves Malambo.
There was drama at the Lusaka High Court this morning when family members of slain Lusaka businessman Reeves Malambo rejected Director of Public Prosecutions’ move to amend the murder charge to manslaughter. At its simplest definition, Manslaughter simply means you killed someone by mistake; you didn’t intend to.
Trouble started when a prosecutor from the DPP Chambers asked all Family members of the late Auto Force Founder to go outside the courtroom.
Outside, the State Advocate identified as Mr. Zimba told them that the State had decided to charge Ms. Benos the murder suspect with Manslaughter.
” We may seek an adjournment because we have amended the charge to manslaughter which the lady admits,” he said.
This annoyed family members who wondered why Forensic and Postmortem results are not out up to now.
” We know why you want to do that. Reports are missing. The Doctor who did the report was arrested on unknown charge. This is not fair. We will fight for Reeve’s blood,” one of the relatives was heard shouting.
By Press time the Family was still engaged in a discussion with the state.
So far, the DPP has refused to allow private prosecutors to be part of the prosecuting team.
Benos is represented by almost all the lawyers from the legal Aid Board, though we understand they will be paid commercial rates.