Ex MP sued over unpaid legal fees

By CHINTU MALAMBO A LAW firm has sued former MMD Solwezi East Member of Parliament Richard Taima for allegedly failing to settle over K400, 000 owed to the firm during an election petition in which he was being challenged after his election as MP in 2011. In a statement of claim filed

Doctor jailed for defaming President

By NATION REPORTER THE Mongu Magistrate Court has sentenced Doctor Kwalela Kafunya of Luampa Mission Hospital in Western Province to three years imprisonment for defamation of the President. Zambia police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lusaka. Dr. Kafunya has been sentenced to three years imprisonment

Judge mansion scam exposed

By BENNIE MUNDANDO ONE of the country’s opposition parties is reportedly building a mansion in Ibex Hill for a judge on the Constitutional Court, a move that has raised eyebrows in political circles and some sections of society. Some members of the public have however dismissed the claims, saying people should

Three sentenced to death for murder

By KETRA KALUNGA THE Kabwe high court has sentenced three men of Serenje to death by hanging for murdering a 70-year-old woman by burying her alive. Particulars of the offense are that on 6th April, 2017 Aaron Ngosa, Kelvin Mwewa and Lyson Kunda jointly and whilst acting together murdered Jean Bangwe contrary

Embattled Chief Liteta gets injunction

By CHINTU MALAMBO THE Lusaka High Court has granted Chief Liteta of Chibombo an injunction restraining members of the Royal Establishment from attempting to dethrone him until final determination of the matter. Chief Liteta has sued six members of the Lenje Royal Establishment, demanding a court order to restrain them from inciting

Lusaka jail jam hits 400 %

By CHARLES MUSONDA, CHINTU MALAMBO and ANDREW MUKOMA CONGESTION in Lusaka region correctional facilities has hit 400 percent, the Lusaka High Court heard yesterday. Zambia Correctional Services (ZCS) Lusaka regional commanding officer Crispin Kaonga said as of 06:30 hours yesterday, Lusaka Central prison had 1,211 inmates, Kamwala Remand prison had 472 prisoners,

Facebook porn lands varsity student in court

By JUSTINA MULENGA A 24-YEAR-OLD clinical medical student at Citizen University yesterday appeared before the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly possessing obscene photographs and cinematographs contrary to the Laws of Zambia. It is alleged that Joel Sikaneta on unknown dates but between January 1st 2017 and November 29th 2017 in Lusaka

Court vows to deal with killers of elderly

By KETRA KALUNGA THERE has been a noticeable increase in murder cases involving the elderly in Central Province and the courts will act decisively against convicted offenders. Kabwe High Court Judge-in-Charge Justice Charles Zulu disclosed that more elderly people were being killed on suspicion that they were witches or wizards. "The Judiciary has

DISBAND JCC, DEMANDS JUDGE

By CHARLES MUSONDA and CHINTU MALAMBO THE Judicial Complaints Commission (JCC) should be disband and let the Chief Justice should take charge of her Judiciary because it is a serious mischief that lawyers should be prosecutors, triers, and crucifiers of judges of their superiors, High Court Judge Mwila Chitabo has

Poison threats lands wife in court

By CHINTU MALAMBO A HEALTH practitioner has pleaded with the Lusaka high court to dissolve his five -year marriage with his wife whom he alleged has threatened to poison him on many occasions. Samwalu Milupi a Pharmacist working at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital sued Berth Namulunga Milupi a social worker in the Ministry