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Kambwili’s $160,000 case adjourned to March 29

THE Lusaka magistrate Court has set March 29, 2022 for continuation of trial in a matter in which former National Democratic Congress Leader (NDC) , Chishimba Kambwili’s  five domestic workers and others allegedly stole US$160,000 cash.

When the matter came yesterday before magistrate Nthandose Chabala, the state counsel said they were ready to proceed and the witness was present in court.

However, the defence lawyer said they weren’t ready to start the matter because he needed to sit down and talk to his clients and discuss the way forward.

The accused persons, who are now nine in total, however, denied stealing the said money before the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court.

The nine include five former domestic workers of Kambwili, a student, a police officer, a soldier and a retired police officer.

Kambwili’s five former workers include; Rodney Muntanga, a 47-year-old house boy; Esther Munyeka, a 29-year-old maid; George Bwalya, a driver aged 49; Millan Chembe, a 35-year-old security guard and Charles Kamutengo, a 54-year-old gardener, all charged with theft by servant.

On the other hand, Stacey Jane Jones, a 23-year-old student who is also a friend to Kambwili’s daughter Chanda; David Zimba, a 52-year-old retired police officer; Ian Kalunga, 38, a police officer and Jacob Sinadambwe, a 32-year-old soldier, are also charged with theft.

Magistrate Chabala adjourned the matter to March 11 for mention and March 29, 2022 for continued trial.


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