ZDDM Petitions IG
By admin - Fri Jun 08, 5:36 pm
Lusaka resident magistrate Mwaka Mikalile has warned that she will not tolerate any unnecessary adjournment in an alleged theft case involving Former Zambia Red Cross Secretary General Charles Mushitu.
Magistrate Mikalile sounded the warning after state prosecutors applied for an adjournment claiming that the prosecutor in conduct of the matter was on maternity leave.
She warned that on 7 August 2012 the date she has set for commencement of trial state or defense lawyers should not even attempt to apply for an adjournment.
In this matter Mushitu is facing charges of money Laundering and theft involving over one point four billion Kwacha. Mr. Mushitu, aged 45 is jointly charged with former Zambia Red cross Society Finance Manager Sydney Chituta.
Particulars in the first count are that the duo on dates unknown but between 1st April 2009 and September 2009 in Lusaka while acting together with other persons unknown and being employed by Zambia Red cross Society respectively, stole 1.4 billion kwacha property of Zambia Red Cross Society.
In the second count the duo is alleged to have engaged into money laundering involving over 1.4 billion Kwacha, property realized directly or indirectly from an illegal activity.