The family of Mapenzi Chibulo, who was allegedly shot dead by Police officers in 2016 will be compensated K3.5 million by the State.
The State has further agreed to settle the K500,000 legal costs incurred by the family to pursue the matter.
This is according to a consent judgement filed in the Lusaka High Court, endorsed by both parties, the plaintiff’s lawyers Mushipe & Associates and the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
“That the defendant shall pay the plaintiff the sum of Only K3,500,000 (K3.5 million) being damages for loss of life, damages for loss of dependency, damages for loss of expectation of life damages for funeral expenses,” read the consent document.
The consent judgement is yet to be signed by presiding judge, Charles Kafunda.
Mapenzi’s father, Douglas Chibulo sued the Attorney-General in 2017, accusing police officers of shooting dead his daughter during a UPND procession in 2016.
He said his daughter was shot in cold blood by Police Officers near Down Shopping Mall as UPND members were heading to Chawama for a rally which was later cancelled.
Chibulo said the police in their attempt to disperse the supporters used live ammunition which amounted to gross negligence.
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