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Pastor dragged to court for allegedly concealing a title deed belonging to the church



A THIRTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD pastor of Ndola has been dragged to court for allegedly concealing a title deed belonging to the Church of God.

Pastor Samuel Ngoma, of Pamodzi Township is facing one count of concealing a title deed worth K38, 000.

On date’s unknown but between April 1, 2017 and May 1, 2017, Ngoma is alleged to have concealed the property belonging to the Church of God.

When the case came up before Magistrate Ben Akende for plea, Ngoma pleaded not guilty to the charge.

“No I did not commit the offence,” pastor Ngoma said.

Pastor Ngoma, who spoke through his lawyer also applied for bail.

Magistrate Akende said that the accused person who has a fixed abode was entitled to acquiring a bail.

“I have offered you a bail in the sum of K2,000 in your own recognisance and with two working sureties in the like sum and in their own recognisance,” Magistrate Akende said.

Magistrate Akende adjourned the case to January 5, 2022 for commencement of trial.

Meanwhile,  a thirty-seven-year-old security officer of Ndola’s Kaloko Township has pleaded not guilty to one count of theft of a cell phone from a motor vehicle.

Simusokwe Muchemwa, 37, a security officer of Kaloko Township is facing one count of theft from a motor vehicle.

Facts before court are that on December 16, this year Muchemwa stole a cell phone worth K1, 500 being property of Lovemore Banda, 39, a truck driver of Mushili Township.

When the case came up before Magistrate Akende for plea, Muchemwa also pleaded not guilty to the offense.

“No I did not commit the offense,” Muchemwa responded.

Magistrate Akende adjourned the case to January 6, 2022 for trial.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, December, 30th, 2021)


‘I personally know Bowman Lusambo’, says a Lusaka High Court judge as he recuses himself in paternity case



LUSAKA High Court judge Wilfred Muma has recused himself from handling a case in which Bowman Lusambo has sued a Ndola woman over the paternity of her four children.

Lusambo sued Mercy Matongo Cowham who accused him of fathering her four children.

Lusambo applied that the court orders that a Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test be conducted on the children to ascertain their paternity.

Mercy wants the court to order Lusambo to be maintaining the children with K5,000 for food, K3,500 groceries, rental K5,000, water bills K200, electricity K200 which comes to K13,900 per month plus K7,000 every six month for the children’s clothing.

The judge who was assigned to preside over the case has recused himself because he personally knows Lusambo.

And judge Muma has also recused himself from handling another matter involving Lusambo where he was sued by Zamtel over a house in Ndola.

(Mwebantu, Friday, January 21st, 2022)

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Five Sentenced to Five Years for Bushmeat in Mumbwa



The Subordinate Court in Mumbwa has sentenced five men to five years imprisonment with hard labour after they pled guilty to illegal possession of 88kg of bushmeat poached from Blue Lagoon national park in Kafue District.

On 10 January 2022, officers from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife apprehended five suspects namely, Wanton Mweete, 37, Kelvin Ndongo ,37, Phineas Chilala, 42, Jackson Munkuli, 41 and Festus Lwano, 36, who were found with 88kg of fresh Kafue lechwe meat and two shotguns inside the Blue Lagoon national park.

The five suspects, all from Chief Mwanachingwala’s area, were charged with one count of unlawful possession of protected animal (Kafue Lechwe), contrary section 130 (1) of the Zambia Wildlife Act No. 14 of 2015

When the matter came up, they all pled guilty to the charge and were sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour.

The Kafue lechwe is endemic to Zambia, meaning it cannot be found anywhere else in the world. As such, Kafue lechwe attract many tourists to visit the national parks they occur in. However, targeted poaching of this species for bushmeat has reduced its population at an alarming rate. At one point Zambia had a population of more than 250,000 Kafue lechwe. Sadly, the population now stands at below 25 000.

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Kitwe man claims he is the father of one of Mercy Cowham’s children



A -28- year old man of Kitwe is seeking to be joined in the paternity claim involving Mercy Colham and Kabushi Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo.

Luckson Nyawali is alleging that he is the father of Chipego, the first child Mercy claims was fathered by Mr Lusambo.

Mr Nyawali, a mineral analyst based in Kitwe says he is also ready to undergo a DNA test and will be applying to the courts to compel Mercy to also release Chipego’s DNA samples for analysis.

He said he has decided to speak now after Mercy’s allegation on social media.

Mr Nyawali narrated that he met Mercy in 2013 in Chipata when they both attended Grade 12 Extra Tuitions at Hillside Basic School.

He said Mercy fell pregnant in 2014 and they agreed to start cohabiting until she left for Luanshya a few months later and delivered a baby girl at Roan Mine Hospital in Luanshya.

Nyawali added that the baby was named Chipego by a Mr Musange who is Mercy’s brother in law who kept her in Luanshya.

He says he has not seen Chipego since 2017 when Mercy last brought her to Chipata and is now demanding custody of the child.

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