Fight for Chiluba’s properties
Following the death of the surviving spouse to second president of Zambia Frederick Chiluba, Regina, government through State House Principal Private Secretary Simon Miti has attempted to restore former First Lady Vera Chiluba as widow.
Chiluba divorced Vera Tembo Chiluba in 1999 following an allegation of adultery between Vera and car dealer, Archie Mctribouy.
In 2002, Chiluba remarried and picked former MMD Chairperson Regina Chifunda Chiluba.
Regina divorced her husband Edward Mwanza.
Regina brought into marriage her children Bwalya, Malama and Mando.
Chiluba had eight children with Vera Tembo that included Hellen, Miko, Hulda, Castro, Fred, Kaindu, Verocia, and Chongo.
He also had Tito from his first marriage and another called one called Darlington from a woman from Kabwata.
Chiluba was accorded State benefits as former head of state.
Following his death, his wife Regina continued to get the benefits as a surviving spouse.
To this effect title deeds to Chiluba’s retirement house under construction was issued to her.
Following Regina’s death last year in 2017, government has made drastic decisions.
Regina’s children that were leaving on Serval Road Kabulonga Chiluba’s home after leaving office have been evicted.
Government through petitions made by Darlington Chiluba have stripped Regina of the retirement home.
The titles will be issued to what government is calling “biological children”.
They have also allowed Vera to be treated as widow or surviving spouse despite the fact that Chiluba had divorced her and remarried since 1999.
Darlington has also led a failed court process to be given assets of Chiluba under Tedworth properties that were seized by the Taskforce on Corruption.
Vera has turned Chiluba’s Home in Kabulonga as a church.
Government has also grabbed the vehicles that were being used by Regina.
Regina’s memorial was due in February and government refused to recognize or hold it on the understanding that Regina was not First Lady and was merely a spouse to a former president.