Category: Court News

JUDICIARY SEEKS SPEEDY DISPOSAL OF CASES

By NATION REPORTER CHIEF Justice Ireen Mambilima has set up a seven member committee of judges to dispose of out standing cases initiated before 2015. Justice Mambilima also said the Judiciary has embarked on plans to fulfil its Constitutional mandate of ensuring speedy and affordable dispensation of justice to all. Ms. Justice Mambilima said in…

MPIKA ‘COMMANDO’ FINED K5,000

By NATION REPORTER THE Mpika businessman found with an array of fire arms has been fined K5, 000 after being found guilty on three  counts of failing to renew firearm licenses and two counts of possession of ammunition in excess of the authorised quantities contrary to the Laws of Zambia. Principal Resident Magistrate Chilingala Chinkashi…

NO BAIL FOR FORGERY, SAYS STATE

By CHARLES MUSONDA THE State has opposed a bail application by a Lusaka businessman who has been jailed six years for forging a title deed he attempted to use to sell another person’s farm. Morgan Phiri, 64, has been jointly sentenced with a Mary Moyo for forgery and uttering a false document but Phiri is…

COP, TWO OTHERS DENY HAVING IVORY

By NATION REPORTER A POLICE officer and two others have pleaded not guilty to one count of possessing 19 kilograms of ivory without a certificate. In this case, Amon Longwe, 45, a police officer of Chilenje, Donald Chikonde, 27, a businessman of Olympia, and Donald Phiri, 26, a taxi driver of Mtendere Township are charged…

MPIKA ‘COMMANDO’ PLEADS GUILTY

By NATION REPORTER MPIKA Businessman, nick-named Commando, has pleaded guilty to five counts of failing to renew fire arms licenses and possession of ammunition in excess of authorised quantities. Appearing before Principal Resident Magistrate Chilingala Chinkashi on three counts of failing to renew firearm licenses contrary to section 14 subsections (1,6 and 8) Chapter 110…

MAGISTRATE DENIES DRUG THEFT

By NATION REPORTER LUSAKA Magistrate Maggie Kunda Tantameni yesterday pleaded not guilty to abuse of authority of office and theft of 34 kilograms of ephedrine worth K1, 870,000. This was after Chisamba based Magistrate Suzan Mangalashi dismissed an application by Tantameni’s lawyer Prosper Muyatwa in which the latter sought the accused person’s immunity. In a…

NGO COMPLAINS TO CONCOURT OVER OPPOSITION LEADERS INSULTS

By NATION REPORTER THE Evangelical Youth Alliance (EYA) has complained to the Constitutional Court over the continued scandalizing of judges, referring to sentiments attributed to All People’s Congress (APC) president Nason Musoni and UPND Director of Research and Policy Analysis, Choolwe Beyani. In a letter dated November 7, 2018 and addressed to the Concourt president,…

ZALOUMIS U-TURNS IN COURT TO ESCAPE JAIL

By NATION REPORTER NEVERS Mumba MMD led-faction, acting National Secretary, Winnie Zaloumis yesterday escaped prison after she quickly reversed her decision of refusing to answer a question put to her in a matter relating to the MMD leadership wrangles. High Court Judge Sharon Newa said refusal to respond to questions properly put to a witness…

MWANAWASA, BANK ORDERED TO SEEK MEDIATION

By NATION REPORTER THE Lusaka High Court has ordered that the case in which former first lady Maureen Mwanawasa has been sued by Finance Bank Zambia Limited (FBZ) demanding payment of more than K6 million should be settled through mediation. The parties were directed to go for mediation but if they failed to resolve the…

‘NCHITO’S CONTEMPT BID USELESS’

By CHARLES MUSONDA MUTEMBO Nchito’s application to have a concerned citizen cited for contempt of court, for notifying two Supreme Court Judges of their alleged breach of the law, is useless, the Constitutional Court has been told. In this case, Chanoda Ngwira last month wrote to Judges Mumba Malila and Albert Wood over their alleged…

CONCOURT DISMISSES NKOMBO APPLICATION

By NATION REPORTER THE Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by Mazabuka UPND Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo and 51 other MPs seeking to join four ministers to a court action in which a concerned citizen Richard Mumba has sued opposition parliamentarians for boycotting the Presidential address to Parliament. In his ruling, Constitutional Court Judge…

MAN ROBS WOMAN USING HAMMER

By NATION REPORTER A LUSAKA man has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court on one count of aggravated robbery while armed with a hammer. Before Chief Resident Magistrate Kenneth Mulife was Bryan Jere who is accused of robbing Charity Sibalwa of her cell phone, plasma television, and other valuables on October 24, 2018. Jere, who…

COURT PARDONS ‘DOG-THIEVING’ TEENS

By JOSSY CHAIMA A Kitwe Magistrate has called on parents to take charge of their children’s lives because no one else will. Chief Resident Magistrate Yvonne Nalomba made the advice when she discharged two boys aged 16 and 15 years old respectively who stole two house dogs. They two boys stole two house dogs belonging…