PARAMOUNT Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba people of Northern Province has called for partnership between Traditional leaders and the private sector in Zambia.
Chitimukulu Kanyanta Manga II says private sector partnership with traditional Authorities would help coordinate action and principles among entrepreneurs.
The traditional Leader said partnership would further provide a platform for exchange of ideas concerning sustainable development and society’s wellbeing.
He was speaking in Sandton Johannesburg South Africa on the sidelines of Patrice Motsepe Foundation Conference which attracted Traditional leaders from various SADC Countries
The paramount Chief observed that the partnership between traditional Authorities and private entrepreneurs should be encouraged in Zambia as this had worked in other African Countries.
He also called on exchange programs among various traditional authorities in Southern Africa to help government adopt the best practices.
He said the Zambian government had made strides in ensuring that traditional authorities form part of the governance of the country through the House of Chiefs and formal recognition in the Constitution and laws of Zambia
Kanyanta Manga II has since thanked the Foundation for embracing traditional Authorities in its operation as well as inviting him to participate at the Conference for the second time.
And founder chairperson Patrice Motsepe said traditional authorities were key in national development as they were custodian of land, natural resources and communities in villages!
This is according to a statement issued by the First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission to South Africa Naomi Nyawali.
Magistrate Simusamba gravely misdirected himself when he convicted me, Chishimba Kambwili says
OPPOSITION National Democratic Congress (NDC) party leader Chishimba Kambwili has appealed against his one year jail sentence in the High Court.
In a notice of appeal filed in the Lusaka High Court, Kambwili has argued that magistrate David Simusamba gravely misdirected himself both in law and fact when he convicted him of forgery and uttering a false document against the weight of evidence on record.
He contends that the trial magistrate also erred in both law and fact when he imposed a punitive sentence, basing the conviction and sentence mainly on the erroneous finding that the appellant, had shown no respect for the court, an issue that was not subject of trial before him.
He further argued that the lower court erred when it held that the appellant and some of his lawyers had no respect for the court and that he lied to the court over his COVID-19 positive test result when the same court had subpoenaed medical practitioners at its own instance, whose testimony went unchallenged and confirmed that he had Coronavirus.
“This shows the learned trial magistrate’s partiality, disposition and prejudice against him,” reads the notice in parts.
Kambwili also claims that magistrate Simusamba erred when he declined to recuse himself and proceeded to hear the matter and convicted him, notwithstanding the fact that he had accused him of trying to bribe the court, which led him to sue the trial magistrate for defamation.
“The magistrate erred in fact and law when he refused to refer the case to the High Court for determination of whether his constitutional right to a fair trial before an independent and impartial court had been, was being and was going to be infringed as a result of his refusal to recuse himself,” reads the notice.
And Kambwili’s Musa Mwenye has filed summons for bail pending appeal before magistrate Simusamba who has scheduled the bail hearing for Monday next week.
Meanwhile, magistrate Simusamba earlier declined to entertain Kambwili’s bail application dated October 14, 2020 because it was incompetently before him.
Last week, Magistrate Simusamba convicted Kambwili for 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for two counts of forgery and uttering a false document which will run concurrently.
JUST IN: Chishimba Kambwili Denied Bail
LUSAKA principal resident magistrate David Simusamba orders that National Democratic Congress (NDC) party president Chishimba Kambwili should continue serving his jail term as if there is no notice of appeal.
This was after magistrate Simusamba in his ruling found that the notice of appeal filed on October 14, 2020 is irregular.
Police stop ZNBC from streaming LIVE on Facebook at the Lusaka Magistrates Court
ZNBC reporter Katwishi Bwalya has been harassed at the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for filming.
Police officers grabbed Bwalya’s phone as he was streaming live.
He however, told the police that he was live which sent them into panic.
Police officers who earlier, led him outside the court premises, demanded for his identity card.
Later, Bwalya was allowed inside and an officer was seeing patting him on the back while telling him that it was a small misunderstanding.