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Kaizer case:

AG rejects beating, kidnapping claims

THE Attorney General has denied allegations of beating and kidnapping levelled against former State House aide Kaizer Zulu and others by four men in the Lusaka High Court.

In this case, Bernard Nshindo, Sengelwayo Jere, Saul Masikoti who are qualified surveyors and businessmen, as well as, Mason Mweemba, a driver, sued Zulu and his two acquaintances; Kachingwe and Rashid.
They sued for alleged beating and kidnapping on accusations that they were taking pictures of Zulu’s speed boat at Chita Lodge, in Kafue. Others sued are Chita Lodge Limited and Bella Mwanza, an employee of the lodge.
The four are seeking damages for assault, false imprisonment and kidnapping.
But the Attorney General Likando Kalaluka who is the sixth defendant in the matter in defence stated that on September 7 last year, Mr Zulu and his entourage brought and reported the four and an unknown person to Kafue Police station on accusation of having fired a gun at him.
He contended that none of the suspects were found with a gun at Kafue police station and no docket was opened because Zulu did not want the plaintiffs to remain in the station in question but would take them to Lusaka.
The State advocate stated that the four plaintiffs were on September 9, 2019, held in police custody at Lusaka Central Police station. And in the Arrest Prison and Property Book (APPB) it indicated the offence of threatening violence.
He also stated that the four were released for insufficient evidence as there was no docket opened both at Lusaka Central Police station and Kafue Police station.
The defendant stated that the complainants were referred to Kafue Police Station since they complained of being beaten in Kafue.
The Attorney General stated that the plaintiffs were not entitled to any of the reliefs claimed.
“Save as herein expressly admitted, the 6th defendant (Attorney General) denies each and every allega-tion made in the statement of claim as if the same were so forth and traversed seriatim,” he stated.


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