Chitotela takes plea today

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Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela, who is facing corruption charges, is today expected to appear in the Lusaka Magistrate Court to take plea.

Chitotela is facing two counts of concealing property which is reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

In the first count, between 1st of July 2016 and 30th October 2018, Chitotela is alleged to have concealed plot number 148 of farm 50A situated in Lusaka’s, Makeni.

Chitotela is alleged to have disguised property in the name of Diris Mukange.

In the second count, Chitotela allegedly concealed Subdivision A of plot 22183/M situated in Ibex Hill Lusaka.

Chitotela’s appearance in court comes amid certain quarters calling for his dismissal although the law is silent on whether the President can dismiss an accused minister.

On his part, President Edgar Lungu has said he will keep Chitotela as minister until the Anti-Corruption Commission proves its allegations.

Diamond TV


2 Responses to Chitotela takes plea today

  1. Law or no law, how were similar precedents dealt with?

    February 14, 2019 at 12:54 pm

  2. One can use common sense when it comes to suspicion of crime, lets not wait for the law instead we can our sense to act and later implement the law. The president must have expelled Chitotela to let the Anti-corruption commission do their job without fear.

    February 14, 2019 at 2:35 pm

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