The Mukula Trial

In 2019, EIA released a groundbreaking investigation into high level corruption and collusion in two parts, Scheduled Extinction and Mukula Cartel. Following the release of the Mukula Cartel report, as thousands of Zambians questioned the alleged role of prominent political figures in the smuggling of high value rosewood to China; the former Minister of Justice (Given Lubinda), the former Minister of Land and Natural Resources (Jean Kapata), and the daughter of the former President (Tasila Lungu), sued EIA and News Diggers!, one of the last free independent news outlets left in the country. This page compiles information about this unique high level defamation court case.