Politics

Chitotela Corruption Trial Commences

Trial in the Ronald Chitotela case has opened in the Lusaka Magistrate Court with a witness testifying how shocked she was after discovering that the property she was selling to the Housing and Infrastructure Minister was being paid for in the name of another person.

When the matter came up for trial, Mary Lubinga, a director of human resource at the Ministry of Local Government said she was shocked that that the contract of sale for a property in Makeni that she was selling to Chitotela and his wife were in a different name.

Lubinga said that she sold plot number 148 of farm 50A situated in Makeni to Chitotela between July 3, 2016 and October 2016.

She said that she was approached by Mrs Chitotela through a real estate agent and later met the Housing and Infrastructure Minister when he came to view the property.

The State witness further told the Court that she sold the said house to Chitotela at K1.6 million from the initial price of K2.5 million.

Lubinga said the transaction was processed in Chitotela’s office at the Ministry of Housing and infrastructure.

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.

In the fourth count, Mukange between the same dates possessed part of subdivision A of lot 22183/M situated in Ibex Hill.

Trial continues.

14 Comments

  1. Herv Rena

    Who is this idris Mukange,and where did she get all this money?If she s an accomplice she is also guilty of money laundering.

  2. Nyengo

    Mr chitotela has started but kambwili is stil under investigation or why? ACC has failed 2 take mr kambwili 2 court single of no case better u let us know that he is not corrupt bcoz his name and image is painted corrupt yet not. The speed ACC Moved on mr chitotela must apply it 2 mr kambwili case bcoz we are waiting whch direction 2 go

  3. Simpito Mukandwa

    Mmmmmmm the world we live in

  4. King cool

    Kambwili is a business man from in the olden days, before he joined the political arena… He used to sell scrap metals .

  5. Doc

    What a wonderful time

  6. Chansa

    LEAVE OUR CHISHIMBA ALONE, MR CHITOTELA HE IS THE ONE WHO IS CORRUPT, LET THE LAW DEAL WITH THESE FOOLS BA PF

  7. Prince Mande

    Guilty as charged on count one. Why change the sale contract into another name the vendor had no deallings with. Where did this Idris Mukange get all the money he/she was using to buy property all over?
    Smells a rat, trully proceeds of crime. Very corrupt

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  9. Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda.

    We want to see Ronald Chitotela behind bars if proven guilt by the court of law.People are suffering,we say the economy is bad,no jobs & no money on the market bt 1 individual spending such a huge amount of money.4sure justice must prevail.

  10. zubaa

    Thats a very gud example of corrupt ministers n the pf goverment.there r more wo r under ground Acc do yöu r work

  11. Daniel Banda

    This case is still in court, how come it’s open to discussion by the public? However, it’s strange how the vendor decided to sell the property to a person who initially was among who those who made inquiries and inspected the property. It seems the vendor is an accomplice turned state witness.

  12. Jones Chikamba

    Let the law take its course

  13. Jones Chikamba

    Ameshi yaitika

  14. Kings

    Such Are The Selfish Individuals Who Have Caused Our Nation To Be Poor, A Generation Of Unfaithful Who Can Not Be Trusted. A Minister For What? Its Us People Who Vote For These Criminals, But See Now, Thats Why I Have Stopped Voting Because No One Is Worthy Voting For, They Are All Corrupt.

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