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Chile one suspected killer committed to High Court

ANNIE Monta, the Kitwe woman alleged to have murdered her husband, Kitwe businessman Richard Mbulu, popularly known as Chile 1, has been committed to the High Court.
Monta has previously appeared twice for mention in a matter she is accused of killing Mr. Mbulu by shooting him after a marital dispute.
When the matter came up for the third mention yesterday before Kitwe Resident Magistrate Malota Phiri, State Prosecutor Pukutani Mtonga informed the court that instructions from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) were ready.
“The matter was cause-listed for a mention. But the state is in receipt of instructions from the DPP’s office to have the matter committed to the High Court for trial,” Mr. Mtonga said.
Magistrate Phiri has since committed Monta to the Kitwe High Court where she will be tried. Particulars of the offence are that Monta, on April 29, this year, in Kitwe, murdered Mr. Mbulu, contrary to section 200 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Monta is expected to take plea in the matter when it is cause listed by the High Court but since the offence is facing is non-bailable, she remains in custody until the case is concluded. – ZANIS.

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