By CHATULA KAMPO –
THE State has discontinued a case in which Ndola lawyer Gershom Mubanga is charged with fraud.
When the matter came up for plea before Ndola Chief Resident Magistrate Paul Chisha yesterday, State prosecutor Francis Ntulile told the court that the State was discontinuing the case.
“We are entering a nolle prosequi against the accused person. We have finally received instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) who has called for a case record,” he said.
Mr Chisha, after perusing through the docket, granted the order for the case to discontinue.
“I have perused the instruction from the DPP. In light of the same, I order that the accused be discharged,” he said.
Mubanga, 64, of 4283 Tanzania Road in Northrise residential area in Ndola, between March 25 and May 19, 2008 was alleged to have fraudulently uttered a certificate of title number 2817 of the Copperbelt lands office.
He was alleged to have fraudulently transferred property belonging to Zambia Legion Registered Trustee, the owners of Belcel Properties in Ndola and Chingola to the Ex-Servicemen League of Zambia, where he was the Copperbelt Province chairperson.