Maureen to pay K90,000  in consent verdict 

  By CHIKUMBI KATEBE   FORMER first lady Maureen Mwanawasa is to pay almost K90,000 in judgment fees following a consent order in a legal suit commenced by Betternow Finance Company. This is contained in a consent judgment by High Court Judge Winnie Mwenda in which Ms Mwanawasa has agreed to pay K87,848.24 over

ZESCO sued for K2.4m over gutted house

   By CHIKUMBI KATEBE A LUSAKA resident has sued ZESCO and is claiming K2.4 million from for alleged negligence by the power utility that resulted in an inferno that gutted his house at plot number 22945 PHI housing complex in Lusaka. Harrison Phiri, has sued Zesco for destruction of property and household goods

Kitwe police nab 4 murder suspects

  By JOSSY CHAIMA POLICE in Kitwe have arrested four suspects in connection with the gruesome murder of a 22-year-old man in Kitwe in which his head was cut off. Copperbelt police chief Charity Katanga confirmed the arrest of the four suspects whose names have not been disclosed, due to the on-going investigations. Two

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Sister sues brother over house By FRANK NYAMBE A WOMAN who dragged her brother to court to reconcile over the choosing of an administrator of their late mother’s house got a rude shock after it was discovered that the house was left in the name of her brother. This is in a case

Chinese bonanza dealer detained over  employment permit

   By CHARLES MUSONDA   A CHINESE bonanza gambling machine dealer has been remanded in custody for abrogating his employment permit. It is alleged that on March 9, Huang Shengdan, 40, of unknown address in Lusaka, failed to observe conditions specified in his employment permit as maintainer working for the Ministry of Defence

Komboni Radio Proprietor admits biting cop

  By CHARLES MUSONDA KOMBONI Radio owner Lesa Kasoma Nyirenda yesterday told the Lusaka Magistrate Court that she bit a police officer on the arm in self-defence. Kasoma said this yesterday before Magistrate Felix Kaoma in a case she is charged for assaulting a police officer on duty. Opening her defence yesterday, Kasoma said

HH, GBM trial starts in Luanshya

  By VIOLET TEMBO TRIAL in the matter in which UPND leaders Hakainde Hichilema and his vice Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba are charged with seditious practices and unlawful assembly continued before Luanshya Magistrates Court with two witnesses testifying for the State. When the matter came up for trial yesterday, George Kalumba, a PF cadre

No single case from Zambia is before  ICC, says Lubinda

  By OSCAR MALIPENGA THERE is currently no formal complaint which has been referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by Zambia and there is no formal complaint admitted by the ICC against any Zambian individual, Justice Minister Given Lubinda has clarified in Parliament. But Mr. Lubinda said President Edgar Lungu also sought

57 Luanshya rioters appear in court

  By VIOLET TEMBO FIFTY-SEVEN residents of Luanshya’s  Mikomfwa township who were arrested on Sunday for destroying property worth thousands of Kwacha in a riot related to ritual killing of a 9-year-old boy yesterday appeared before Luanshya Magistrates court. The 57 who included 12 juveniles aged between 13 and 17 were charged with

Nevers banks on court for MMD presidency

  By AARON CHIYANZO PEOPLE rallying behind Felix Mutati as the MMD president will be embarrassed and put to shame after the final verdict from the courts of law because a convention of suspended party members is illegal, says Nevers Mumba. Dr Mumba said that it was unrealistic that people were already referring