Former president’s case fails to take off again, Nchito and his state not ready

Lawyers representing former president Rupiah Banda have complained over the frequent adjournments to commence of trial in the  case where the ex-leader has been arrested for the charge of gratification.
In April, president Banda was charged and arrested in connection with the concealment of gratification involving nine trucks valued at K 471 million.
When the matter came up today, prosecutor Dennis Simwinga informed magistrate Obister Musukwa that Director of Public Prosecution Mutembo Nchito, who conspicuously was missing in court, has not yet issued instructions for commencement of trial.
“The DPP has not yet issued instructions to proceed with trial but the instructions are that we proceed for another mention possibly 20 days from now,” he said.