State House official testifies in Kaizer Zulu’s vehicle case
By LUCY PHIRI
A STATE House Senior Transport officer has told the court how he delivered a motor vehicle registration number GRZ 759 to former President Edgar Lungu’s political advisor Kaizer Peter Zulu and was later informed that he bought it.
This was when Zulu, who appeared yesterday at the Lusaka Magistrate Court, is on bail but still detained.
In this matter, Zulu, 52, a businessman of plot no.1883 Ibex hill in Lusaka pleaded not guilty to one count of conversion not amounting to theft contrary to section 291 of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
When the matter came up for commencement of trial, Mr Crispin Bwalya, 46, told Lusaka magistrate Mutinta Mwenya that he delivered the vehicle registration number GRZ 759 to Zulu as his personal to holder.
Mr Bwalya narrated that he was called to collect the vehicle from the ministry of Works and Supply, to deliver it at State House to Zulu as his personal to holder vehicle.
It is alleged that Zulu between November 19, 2019 and March 25, 2022 in Lusaka unlawfully and without claim of right, did convert to his use a motor vehicle registration number GRZ 759.
The court adjourned the matter to January 10, 2023, the accused to remain on bail but remains in detention.