BREAKING: Court acquits Zumani Zimba on “gassing” charges

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Former President Edgar Lungu’s political advisor Zumani Zimba and his co -accused have been acquitted of charges of chemical gassing by the Lusaka High Court.

High Court Judge Coreen Mwenda has established that there is no evidence to prove that the Halothane, one bottle of 350ml DEEP 600and one bottle of 250ml Forane Isoflurand BP which the accused are alleged to have possessed and used for terrorism and proliferation were letahal.

She said the prosecution has not proved that Zimba aided his co accused engaged in terrorism.

Judge Mwenda said the circumstantial evidence equally had lapses and no reasonable Court would rely on it to convict the accused.

Zimba who served as Edgar Lungu’s political advisor is accused of aiding terrorism acts when he allegedly engineered the gassing of homes, schools and work premises which the citizenry was subjected to in the PF regime.

He was jointly charged with Given Phiri, Marlone Banda and Portipher Gwai, who are facing charges of possessing and procuring terrorism articles

Details later

By Mwaka Ndawa

Kalemba December 1, 2023

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