Lusaka Magistrate David Simusamba has adjourned the ruling to decide whether Housing and Infrastructure Minister Ronald Chitotela has a case to answer or not. He was scheduled to deliver the ruling this morning but has adjourned it to Thursday 11th July 2019 because it is not ready.
This is the matter in which Chitotela and three others are facing four counts of concealing and being in possession of properties suspected to be proceeds of crime.
In the first count that Chitotela, Gregory Chibanga and Brut Holdings Limited, between July 3, 2016 and October 30, 2018 in Lusaka, concealed plot number 148 of farm 50A situated in Makeni disguised in the names of Diris Mukange, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.
In the second count, the trio between the same dates is accused of concealing part of subdivision A lot 22183/M situated in Ibex Hill, Lusaka, disguised in the name of Diris Mukange, property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.
In the third count, Diris Mukange between the same dates jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown people possessed lot number 148 of farm 50A situated in Makeni in Lusaka, property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.
Chitotela and his co-accused are being represented by Lusaka Lawyer Jonas Zimba and others.