By GRACE CHAILE LESOETSA
A Lusaka businessman has pleaded guilty to causing the death of UPND Kabwata Constituency Member of Parliment (MP), Levy Mkandawire.
Jeta Kalengo,51, admitted to the charge of causing death by dangerous driving before Lusaka High Court Judge Ruth Chibbabbuka on Monday.
Kalengo of plot number 32 Chalata Road, Woodlands Extension was arrested and charged with causing death by dangerous driving, using a motor vehicle without a road licence, and without insurance.
Mr Mkandawire, 60, was hit and killed at the gate of his residence on November 18, 2021.
It is alleged that on November 18, 2021 a BMW X5 vehicle, registration no. ALM 595,which was approaching from east towards west on Chilata road was moving at an excessive speed and in the process, the accused lost control of the vehicle before hitting into Mkandawire’s Toyota IST, who had disembarked with a view of opening the gate.
Due to the impact, it was forced to move forward thereby squeezing the victim (Mkandawire) against the wall fence and the wall pillar of the gate fell on him.
The matter has been adjourned to June 13,2022, for facts and sentencing.