Man accused of defiling HIV+ orphan acquitted

  By Charles Musonda THE acquittal of a 37-year-old man, who was accused of defiling a 13-year-old HIV positive orphan, has shocked the victim’s family. Yesterday, Lusaka Magistrate Humphrey Chitalu acquitted Wilson Kanyesha who was facing one count of defiling an orphan that was born HIV positive. It was alleged that on

TWO IN COURT OVER MALAMBO KILLING

  By Chikumbi Katebe   LUSAKA businesswoman, Tshabu Benos, and her brother Brian Mutanuka, have appeared before the Lusaka Magistrates Court on charges of murder in connection with the death of Autoforce proprietor Reeves Malambo. The duo yesterday appeared before Lusaka Magistrate Albert Mwaba for the explanation of the charge against them. Magistrate Mwaba

Gotv sues ZNBC

  By CHIKUMBI KATEBE GOtv Zambia has sued ZNBC in Lusaka High Court for encrypting transmission despite a shareholder agreement between the two entities. As a result, over 300 000 subscribers have been cut off from watching local channels on the Gotv decoder. In a sworn affidavit by GOtv acting managing director Ngoza Matakala,

GBM assault case fails to take off

  A CASE in which opposition UPND vice-president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) is facing three counts of conduct likely to cause the breach of peace, failed to take off yesterday because Magistrate Malota Phiri has a bereavement in the family. Magistrate Ruth Kapulo adjourned the matter to February 27, 2017,

Justice Mwanamwambwa hails judges on petitions 

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EXPEDITIOUS resolution of electoral disputes is essential to the maintenance of confidence in the electoral dispute resolution mechanism because the integrity of the judicial system impacts positively on the electoral system, Deputy Chief Justice Marvin Mwanamwambwa has said. Speaking when he officially opened a worship for High Court Judges whose theme

Investrust finally joins Post liquidation case

By Chikumbi Katebe INVESTRUST Bank has finally joined the winding up proceedings of the Post Newspaper in Liquidation after parties agreed to uphold a consent order to withdraw all applications in opposition to the action. High Court Justice Sunday Nkonde signed a consent order that put an end to all applications filed

Local court news

Estranged wife forces hubby to make love to her By FRANK NYAMBE A HOUSEWIFE told a Local Court in Lusaka that her husband has been denying her conjugal rights no matter how much she tries to force herself on him. Idah Makusa, 26, of Zani Muone compound said this when she testified in

Man who slapped his wife to death jailed 7 years

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By ROGERS KALERO THE Kitwe High Court has jailed a 30-year-old man of Lufwanyama to seven years imprisonment with hard labour after he readily admitted slapping his wife to death. Judge Timothy Katanekwa sent Jack Mpulumba to prison after he admitted causing the death of his wife, Oliper Sungabele, by slapping her

ACC boss in court for abuse of office

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  By GWENDOLYN MCHENGA THE Acting director general of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been dragged to the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court for allegedly abusing her authority of office and disobeying the provisions of her duty when she discharged the duties of a legal practitioner while holding the office. Ms Irene Musonda Chongo Lamba

Chiluba’s family petition Supreme Court over judgement

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  By CHIKUMBI KATEBE COTROVERSY and mystery surrounds the forfeiture of second republican president Fredrick Chiluba’s property to the State in a Supreme Court Judgment signed by more judges than those that were on the bench to hear the case. This followed the announcement by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) that the Tedworth case