The Magistrate Court has accepted the withdrawal of criminal charges against President Edgar Lungu’s political advisor Kaizer Zulu following an application from Enock Kavindele junior.
Appearing before Magistrate Mwaka Mikalile yesterday, Mr Kavindele 42 said he had decided to withdraw the matter in the spirit of reconciliation with his brother Zulu, 43.
He told the court that his decision to withdraw the matter was without coercion, but rather, in the spirit of forgiveness. He said that they have both agreed to put the past behind them in the spirit of brotherhood.
“I would like to categorically state that I would like to withdraw the case against Kaizer Peter Zulu. This decision is made without any coercion, any form of force or being pushed.
“I have voluntarily decided to withdraw the complaint against Mr Zulu in the spirit of brotherhood, as a Christian, we live by forgiveness,” he said.
But in the second count of failing to take precaution against injury, Magistrate Mikalile said she had left it to the State to advise the way forward.
Mr Zulu was in court on two counts including threatening violence contrary to the Laws of Zambia which has since been withdrawn.
But in the second count of failure to take precaution against causing injury, the prosecutor appealed to the court for an adjournment to allow further consultations with the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The second count bordered on the Firearms Act Chapter 110 of the laws of Zambia and was against the State as opposed to the first count which depended on Mr Kavindele Jr’s testimony.
The second count premised on the Firearms Act which could not be withdrawn because it was solely dependent on advice from the State.
The State has since applied for an adjournment to consult whether it can proceed or not with the matter on the second count against Mr. Zulu particularly that Mr. Kavindele who is supposed to be a witness had withdrawn the criminal complaint before the court.
Magistrate Mikalile has since adjourned the matter to October 12.