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State witness refuses to testify against Malanji


A STATE witness told the Lusaka Magistrate Court that his duty was to talk about Gibson Power System Limited who bought BELL 430 JET ranger helicopter and not former Foreign Affairs Minister, Joseph Malanji.

Mr. Francis Chilufya, 52, a business relations manager at Stanbic Bank in Kitwe said in cross examination that he was not in a position to talk about any individual instead of a company that was involved in the purchase of the helicopter.

When asked by defence lawyer, Mr. Makebi Zulu if he brought any documents suggesting that Malanji personally bought the helicopter, the witness denied.

Mr. Chilufya was testifying in a case in which Malanji and former Secretary to the Treasury,  Fredson Yamba are charged with 10 counts of willful failure to comply with laid down procedures and possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


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