Family of boy allegedly felled by Police bullets seeks K800,000 compensation, as Attorney-General fails to act


Family of 17-year-old, Timothy Zulu, who was fatally shot dead by a police officer in Kamanga Compound of Lusaka, has begged the Court to enter judgment in default of appearance and defence against the Attorney-General.

The victim’s father, John Zulu, who was claiming K800,000 for loss of life from the State submitted to Court that the Attorney-General, Mulilo Kabesha, had to date, not filed defence in the matter, although served with the originating process.

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According to summons for leave to enter judgment against the State in default of appearance and defence filed in court, Zulu pleaded with the court that he be granted the application in the interest of justice.

In a statement of claim filed in July this year, Zulu, claimed on September 27, 2020, that officers at Kamanga police post situated in Chelston did cause the death of his son, who was in grade 12.

Zulu who has cited the Attorney-General as the defendant in the case before the Lusaka High

Court, said efforts to have the State compensate the loss of life of his son which was abruptly cut shot by the irrational conduct of the officers had proved futile.

He lamented that government even failed to provide any financial assistance at the funeral of his son.

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