14 Soldiers Involved in 1997 Coup Plot Sue State
By Editor - Wed Jun 13, 7:45 pm
Fourteen soldiers who where retired in national interest for alleged involvement in the 1997 attempted coup, have sued government over non payment of their pension. The soldiers who include Green Nkandu, Bernard Mwale, Antony Kachingwe, Rodrick Ngoma, James Mukwasa, Keagan Nguni, Billing Monze Mulusa and Ezra Chilongwe claim they are entitled to pension benefits.
Others are Mulongwe Kangombe, Humphrey Miyoba, Frank Tembo, Angel Zuzah, Paul Swala and Cornelius Mulenga. They claim that between July 1995 and October 28th 1997 they were arrested and charged with treason.
The soldiers further lament that they were denied bail and were only acquitted on December 27 2002. The soldiers were however retired in national interest on August 2004.
They are asking the Lusaka high court to award them costs in addition to their pension benefit entitlements.