A 31 YEAR OLD man identified as Fred Maanya has been arrested by police for defaming President Edgar Lungu during a phone in programme on Millennium radio over a month ago.
It is alleged that the suspect on 28th March, 2019 at 06:50 hours during a phone in program hosted by Millennium Radio Station called in and introduced himself as Chanda from Kabwe and later used derogatory remarks on the president.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said investigations have revealed that the suspect was not Chanda but Fred Maanya of Luanshya and not Kabwe as he suggested.
Katongo said the suspect is currently detained in police custody and will appear in Court soon.
Baby dies from suspected carbon monoxide, after her mother left alone in the room with a brazier
A-ONE-YEAR-OLD baby of Chainda Township has died when she was left alone by her mother to spend a night with her boyfriend after a drinking spree.
Losing UPND Matero candidate petitions High Court to nullify Miles Sampa’s election
LOSING UPND Matero parliamentary candidate Tom Michelo has urged the Lusaka High Court to nullify the election of Miles Sampa.
In a petition filed in court, Michelo said Sampa, who was declared winner of the August 12, 2021 Matero constituency parliamentary seat, was not validly elected.
Sampa won the election with 55,612 votes while Michelo got 33,598.
However, Michelo who has also sued the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), said the election in Matero was characterized with electoral offences such as violence, bribery and publication of false statement.
Michelo said Sampa’s agents attacked and caused serious injuries on UPND officials and other individuals.
He claimed that the agents for Sampa also damaged a motor vehicle.
The petitioner said Sampa on the eve of the election distributed campaign materials and 10KG bags of mealie meal with his name in a bid to solicit votes.
Michelo contended that this action by Sampa breached the Electoral Process Act and the Electoral Code of Conduct.
The petitioner also alleged that Sampa committed prescribed electoral offences in the capture and entry of valid votes cast in the totalling centre at Matero Boys Hall, that influenced the outcome of the election.
Michelo seeks a declaration that the ECZ did not conduct elections in Matero with due diligence and care. He also wants the court to order for the ballot papers to be scrutinised, verified and recounted.
Further, Michelo wants Sampa’s election to be nullified because the election was not free and fair.
Pastor sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment with hard labour for corrupt practices
A 42-year-old pastor of Pentecost Holiness of Chipembele village in Chibombo has been sentenced to 18 Months’ imprisonment with hard labour for corrupt practices involving forgery.
Lusaka senior resident magistrate Felix Kaoma found Bruce Kaseba Chipepo, an Associate Pastor at the said Church, guilty on six counts of forgery contrary to section 342 as read with section 347 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Anti-Corruption Commission spokesperson Queen Chibwe said in count one between 1st January, 2012 and 31st December 2012 in Lusaka, Chipepo forged a document namely, a letter purported to have been officially written by the Anti-Corruption Commission to ARBR EXIM PVT Limited clearing the said company to conduct business in Zambia, a matter or transaction that concerned the Anti-Corruption Commission, a public body.
She said in the second count, details are that between 1st January, 2012 and 31st December 2012 in Lusaka, Chipepo forged a document namely, a letter purported to have been officially written by the Bank of Zambia to CONCEPT CREATORS Limited confirming payment of 36, 000 metric tons of grain, a matter or transaction that concerned the Bank of Zambia, a public body.
Mrs Chibwe said in the third count, Chipepo was accused of forging a document between 1st January, 2012 and 31st December 2012, namely, a letter purported to have been officially written by the Ministry of Justice to CONCEPT CREATORS Limited confirming telegraphic transfer of unit II B10605072278 pursuant to statutory instrument No.8 of 2003 respectively, a matter or transaction that concerns the Bank of Zambia, a public body.
She said in count four, Chipepo was accused of forging a document between 1st January, 2012 and 31st December 2012, namely, Certificate of Incorporation purported to have been officially authored by the EUROPEAN UNION to CONCEPT LIMITED confirming that CONCEPT CREATORS Limited had satisfied terms of requirement according to registration by MM Walfare as a general supplier, a matter or transaction that concerns the European Union.
“Details in Count five and six are that between 1st January 2012 and 31st December 2012, Chipepo forged a Certificate of registration purported to have been officially authored by the Zambia Public Procurement Authority, and a letter purported to have been written by the Zambia Revenue Authority respectively, when in fact not,” she said
Mrs Chibwe said Chipepo was found guilty on all six Counts and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment with hard labour.
She said the pastor was arrested Commission following an investigation.