Esther Lungu’s case fails to proceed

Esther Lungu’s case fails to proceed

By Taonga Tembo
TRIAL in the matter in which former First Lady Esther Lungu and five others are charged with theft failed to take off yesterday, as the witness on the stand was unwell and unable to appear in court.

Meanwhile, a group of youths surrounded former president Edgar Lungu’s vehicle as he and others, who had accompanied the former first lady, were leaving the court premises, chanting ‘abwelelepo’.

Esther is jointly charged with James Phiri and Lee Chisulo, both police officers, along with Kapambwe Lungu and Lungu’s niece Catherine Banda, for the theft of a motor vehicle.

When the matter came up for continued cross-examination of the first state witness, Elizabeth Phiri, before Magistrate Mbuywana Sinvula yesterday, State Advocate Sipholiano Phiri made an application for an adjournment as the witness was unwell…




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