Charity Katanga
Charity Katanga


Jailed former Deputy Inspector-General of Police Charity Katanga has insisted that she should be granted bail because her appeal in the High Court has higher prospects of succeeding.

Katanga submits through her lawyers – Malisa and Partners Legal Practitioners – that granting her bail pending determination of her appeal against her jail term will not prejudice the State.

On February 19, 2023, Lusaka chief resident magistrate Davies Chibwili imposed a three-year simple imprisonment on the former senior cop for failure to account for the wealth she used to acquire 10 Higer buses.

Unhappy with the verdict, Katanga appealed against it and also applied for bail pending appeal, which the State opposed on grounds that granting the plea would be prejudicial.

The State argued that Katanga’s appeal shows no prospects of success.
It also argued that bail pending trial should be granted where there are exceptional circumstances which the court should consider in exercising its discretion.

But in her reply, Katanga insists that bail should be granted, especially that the State has not demonstrated the prejudice it may suffer if her plea is granted.

Credit: Zambia Daily Mail


  1. Lol…”because her appeal in the High Court has higher prospects of succeeding.”

    Ba Sausage….what proof do have that the appeals court appeal will suceed? This is no proof in the facts before the high court or in the judgement to demonstrate that otherwise your pleadings before that court would have demonstrated that. Before the judgement ink dries you already want out?
    Serve your time until the case is heard, if the courts increase your jail time after appeal, time served will count.

  2. So, so, so sad. How the mighty have fallen!

    When she was on centre stage as a Police Force (PF) enforcer, she never imagined the day of reckoning would come.

    This should be a lesson to those who weld power on our behalf. Do it responsibly.

    But how come the former IG, Mr. Kakoma Kanganja, has gotten away with murder? So many people lost their lives in the name of politics.


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