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Cabinet Office testifies for Kaizer Zulu

Öcontract allowed him to buy vehicle he was using -witness

CABINET office Assistant Director has told the Lusaka Magistrate Court that former President Edgar Lungu’s political advisor Kaizer Peter Zulu’s contract allowed him to buy the vehicle he was using and 10% of his salary was to be deducted until the total cost was settled.

Robson Manda, 45, of Meanwood Lusaka was testifying in a 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.

It is alleged that Zulu between November 19, 2019 and March 25, 2022 in Lusaka unlawful and without claim of right, did convert to his use a motor vehicle registration number GRZ 759.

Mr Manda said according to the second contract Zulu had, he was allowed to buy a vehicle and 10% of his salary was to be deducted and the total cost to be issued.  “There were three sets of contracts given to Zulu, and the second one states that he was supposed to buy the vehicle himself, and a percentage was to be deducted from his salary,’’ he said. In cross examination, one of the defence lawyers Mr. Joseph Chirwa asked Mr. Manda if he knew the number of vehicles Zulu used while on his term of service. He said he doesn’t know.

And former Zulu’s chauffeur, Mr Ronald Kafwimbi testified that the vehicle was given to Zulu, to be used for official duties and he was just his driver.

“I was Zulu’s chauffeur from 2016 to 2019, and in  2019 when the accident happened I was called to the scene by my boss Mr. Zulu then I drove there to find out what was happening, I found the Toyota land cruiser registration number 759 was involved in an accident.

Magistrate Mutinta Mwenya adjourned the matter to March 6, 2023 after being informed by the state that only two witnesses were remaining to close the prosecution’s witnesses.

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