Court Officials Nabbed for Graft

The Anti-Corruption Commission in Chirundu has arrested a Local Court Magistrate and a Clerk of Court at Chiawa Local Court for corrupt practices.

Jackline Chiposhi aged 47 and Tryson Lishosho, aged 56 both residents of Kafue Local Court Grounds, are jointly charged with one (1) count of Corrupt Practices by Public Officer Contrary to Section 19 (1) as read with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.
Particulars being that on dates unknown but between 1st November 2018 and 30th December 2018, in Kafue District, Lusaka Province, Jackline Chiposhi and Tryson Lishosho being Public Officers jointly and whilst acting together, did corruptly solicit for ZMK2, 500 cash gratification, as an inducement or reward to reduce the compensation payable in a divorce case at Chiawa Local Court.
Jackline Chiposhi is further charged with one count of the offence of Corrupt Practices by a public officer, contrary to Section 19 (1) as read with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.
Details are that on 3rd December 2018, in Kafue District, Lusaka, Magistrate Chiposhi being a Public Officer, corruptly received K2, 500 cash gratification, as an inducement or reward to reduce the compensation payable in a divorce case at Chiawa Local Court.

The duo has since been released on bond and will appear in court soon.

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