Koffi eludes Zambian courts, leaves the country

By Staff Reporter


Congolese Rhumba musician Koffi Olomide today eluded the Zambian court for the second time when he failed to report himself before the Lusaka Magistrate court where he has been summoned for assault.


When the matter came up today, Koffi was not in court but his promoter Mark Mubalama told the court that the Rhumba maestro had left the country for Zimbabwe.


Mubalama assured the court that he would deliver the summons to him and make him available on August 23, 2018, the new date for his appearance.


During his stay in Zambia, Koffi is believed to have been shielded by some named Zambian ministers and when summons were delivered to him in Matero where he went for charity work he told the court martial to take the summons to his lawyers.


But even after the summons was served on Makebi Zulu Advocates, the law firm who claimed they only represented the promoters said Koffi had not received the summons.


Efforts to serve him the writ of summons again on Friday when he was performing at the Government Complex failed as security blocked the court officials. He is reported to have continued to elude the court officials as he stayed at a secret hideout suspected to be the OP (Intelligence) flats in Kabulonga.


Koffi’s performances and arrival in the country were earlier questioned but Lusaka province minister assured him of full government connection and protection.