As Vice President Saulos Chilima returns to the High Court (commercial division) this morning for bail variation, the ACB is planning to arrest his lead lawyer Kalekeni Kaphale.
An impeccable source has confirmed that Kaphale will be arrested this Friday or Monday for an offence the ACB says he committed while Kaphale was the Attorney General.
“As I speak it is possible that Kaphale has been already summoned as to when to report to the ACB. The plan is to frustrate Chilima’s legal team. The ACB is divided on this plan with most of us looking at this as persecution and not Prosecution,” said the source.
In the midst of these developments, Chilima’s legal team is set to challenge bail conditions that was given to their client that included the seizure of his passport.
Apart from Kaphale, Chilima’s legal team has Khumbo Soko, Bright Mhango and Mtchuka Mwale.
ACB Changing Goal Posts
Meanwhile, the ACB which camped in Salima last week to prepare for disclosures, has almost come up with new charges departing from the ones they based to arrest Chilima in November 2022.
We can exclusively reveal that the team discovered that it would be hard to find evidence to match with the initial charges and have currently included charges like breach of Public trust in a last ditch effort to find a case against the Vice President.
In a related Development, the Secretary to President and Cabinet has written President Lazarus Chakwera to reinstate and renew contract for Prince Kapondamgaga as Chief of Staff. His initial contract expired on 28 June, 2023.
Kapondamgaga recieved a Benz and K500 million kwacha from Satter and has since negotiated with ACB that he will return the money having already returned the Benz.