Ministers, Tasila sue Diggers, EIA over Mukula exposé

Justice Minister Given Lubinda, his Lands counterpart Jean Kapata and President Edgar Lungu’s daughter Tasila have sued Diggers Editor Mukosha Funga, News Diggers Newspaper and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in the Lusaka High Court demanding damages for libel.

According to a statement of claim, Funga, News Diggers and EIA have been sued as first, second and third respondents respectively.

This is in connection to a story on illegal mukula trade which was published in News Diggers and derived from an EIA report.

More details later.

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JK
JK

Corruption is perceptions public officers create

JKM
JKM

This makes me happy because this will make the EIA to bring out everything that they kept as secrete. Funga will laugh the loudest. I feel for these ministers because they think this issue will favour them but alas they have just done what we call as UKUTULA IFILELE MUNDA YANAMA. Apa elo bola yawama. nomba we will hear nefyashala panshila.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Teti mwikalefye insoni ebuntu

Kelvin
Kelvin

So the ministers and her daughter investigated themselves and found themselves innocent and now they are suing a newspaper for making a documentary where under no influence, the people interviewed claimed they are connected to the ministers and her daughter who have sovereign power. WoW, that’s disgusting.

Prince
Prince

If exhausted conclusively this will vindicate government officials. Just observe the countless truckloads of mukula timber at Sesheke border and check with ZRA if any will be linked to alleged govt officials. 95% of them will be clearly linked to western province traditional chiefs who have signed deals with Chinese.
Indeed the empty tins make the loudest noise.

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