GBM discharged for malicious damage but assault charges remain 

  By JOSSY CHAIMA   OPPOSITION UPND vice-president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) was yesterday discharged of the case of malicious damage of property after the State entered a nolle-prosequi. Mwamba still faces two counts of assault and his case was adjourned to July. And police officers were yesterday forced to fire teargas canisters

ZCCM-HI sues FQM for $1.8 bn

  By Chikumbi Katebe An intriguing case in which ZCCM Investment Holdings has sued Zambia’s largest mining conglomerate First Quantum Minerals Limited for US $1.8 billion over matters that took place in 2007 may be dismissed even before it starts. FQM chief executive Mr. Philip Pascall has submitted that “The facts forming

Mast contemptuous as it faces liquidation

  By Bennie Mundando  and Chikumbi Katebe IT IS prejudicial and highly contemptuous for the Mast to continue canvassing matters involving the liquidation of the Post newspaper because the case is still active in the courts of law, lawyer Makebi Zulu has said.  Meanwhile the Mast faces liquidation should they fail to

Local Court News

Sexually starved man tears wife’s underwear in an attempt to make love By FRANK NYAMBE A 43-YEAR-OLD man caused laughter in Lusaka Local Court when he said that he has been tearing his wife’s underwear in an attempt to make love to her because she denies him conjugal right. Gideon Homela, 43, a

I saw Mutinta tear warrant – witness

By CHARLES MUSONDA I SAW Mutinta Mazoka M’membe tear a search warrant, a witness testified yesterday. Appearing before Magistrate Faides Hamaundu was Mutinta  M’membe who is charged with one count of obstructing police officers. The witness, ZNBC cameraman Henry Chama, said this happened on February 15, 2017, at plot 7345, Nangwenya road,

LAZ bid to join Post case ‘contemptuous’

By CHIKUMBI KATEBE THE Law Association of Zambia’s decision to join the Post Newspaper (in liquidation) case as amicus curiae (friend of the court) is meant to undermine the dispensation of justice and is therefore contemptuous, one of the petitioners in the winding up process, Abel Mbozi, has told the court. This

Murder suspect Benos sues firm over undelivered Land Rover

  By CHIKUMBI KATEBE THE Lusaka High Court has issued an Order for Mediation in a matter in which murder suspect Tshabu Benos has sued HND Trading Limited (trading as Be Forward Japan) for almost US $13,000 and over K57, 000 being refund for purchase and fees for a Land Rover Discovery

FDD sues Chifumu over ‘Save FDD Committee’

  By CHIKUMBI KATEBE   THE Forum for Democracy and Development has sued Chifumu Banda, Lawrence Mwelwa and Yotum Mtayachalo for allegedly creating an illegal arm of the party outside their recognised structures. In a statement of claim filed by FDD national secretary Nathan Mulonga, the three have been accused of masquerading as FDD

Disability association loses property over K1.5m CEEC loan

  By CHIKUMBI KATEBE   ZAMBIA Federation of Disability Movement Organisations (ZFDMO) has lost property at lot 16543/M. Kafue to the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) which it used as collateral when it acquired a K1.5 million loan from the latter. In a writ of possession filed before the High Court on 30th March

ZNFU sued for failing to settle K160, 000 seed bill

  By CHIKUMBI KATEBE   THE Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has been dragged to court by the Zambia Seed Company Limited for failure to settle a debt of over K160, 000 for supply of seed. According to a statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court, ZNFU has been accused of having