Former Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister and G40 Kingpin Walter Mzembi is gravely ill according to his lawyer Job Sikhala. Sikhala said Mzembi is not in a condition to stand trial over charges of theft to the tune of $1.6 million of trust property.
Mzembi is said to be in South Africa where he is receiving treatment for colon cancer. Sikhala said Mzembi is critically ill and need prayers. Said Sikhala:
The circumstances are beyond all of us, I had to fly to South Africa to get my own personal assessment of the condition of my client on Saturday and my client is seriously indisposed to stand trial.
Accused will not be able to stand trial, not in the near future. Join us in prayer so that he gets through this. It is something very serious and on the next date, I don’t think anything would have changed.