Simusamba grants HH free visitation

  By Chikumbi Katebe UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has been granted an order to allow him open visitation rights as opposed to restricted visitation only for his lawyers, wife and children during his continued incarceration. And Magistrate David Simusamba has made the fourth adjournment in the matter to either dismiss or uphold the

UPND MPS lose bid against Speaker

  By CHIKUMBI KATEBE UPND Members of Parliament have lost their bid to restrain Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini from taking action against their decision to shun Republican President Edgar Lungu’s national address to the National Assembly. Lusaka High Court Judge Susan Wenjelani has rejected an application for judicial review by

3 Pf officials plead not guilty to assault

  By VIOLET TEMBO THREE Patriotic Front (PF) officials yesterday pleaded not guilty to one count of assault occasioning body harm when they appeared in the Ndola Magistrates Court, in a case in which they allegedly fought with two other party officials over land. This is in a matter in which former PF

Judge blasts UPND lawyers

  By CHARLES MUSONDA HIGH Court Judge Mwila Chitabo yester blasted UPND lawyers for their conduct of ‘‘mischaracterizing’’ courts’ decisions. And Mr. Justice Chitabo has stayed proceedings in the matter where incarcerated UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba are fighting for their right to be heard over

Man who loved pigs jailed for stock theft

By Jossy Chaima THE Kitwe Magistrates Court has sentenced a 22-year-old man of Chimwemwe township in Kitwe to five months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a piglet. Brain Mumba was charged with stocktheft contrary to the laws of Zambia. Facts were that on April 25, 2017, in Kitwe, Mumba stole the pig

Mukata murder co-accused ill 

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By CHARLES MUSONDA KEITH Mukata’s murder co-accused Charmaine Mehl-Musonda has undergone an operation for acute appendicitis and was yesterday brought to court straight from CFB Medical Centre on a wheelchair. Musonda hid herself in a chitenge wrapper to evade cameras and her details on the medical report indicated that she was Mrs

HH asks High Court to stay cases pending Chitabo recusal appeal 

  By CHIKUMBI KATEBE   INCARCERATED opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has asked the Lusaka High Court to stay proceedings pending an appeal against a ruling concerning the right to be heard application before Justice Mwila Chitabo. This was after Justice Chitabo rejected the UPND application to recuse himself from hearing the matter before

Nchito denies fresh personation charge

  By CHARLES MUSONDA LUSAKA lawyer Nchima Nchito yesterday pleaded not guilty to the fresh charge of personating as a Post Newspapers Limited (in liquidation) lawyer, contrary to Section 378 (2) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia. This was after private prosecutor Kelvin Bwalya substituted the initial indictment

Brutal killer jailed for 14 years

  By JOSSY CHAIMA   A 23-year-oId man of Kalulushi has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment with hard labour for manslaughter. Appearing before Judge Penjani Lamba for sentencing was Isaac Mulambya who pleaded guilty to causing the death of Mr Kekos Mukoma on 20 August 2016. In his mitigation, Mulambya pleaded with the

SPAR dragged to court for K119,000 debt

  By Chikumbi Katebe   SOUTH Africa’s popular chain store, SPAR, has been dragged to court for failing to pay a local supplier for deliveries amounting to over K119,000. Share Arica Zambia, a charitable organisation providing developmental and educational services in some parts of the country, allegedly engaged SPAR Chilenje for the supply