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Police charge KZ with assault on a matter he was cleared


FORMER President Edgar Lungu political advisor  Kaizer Zulu has formally been arrested and charged four counts of threatening violence and two counts of assault. He has been denied bond.

Mr Zulu has been arrested and charged over a case that was concluded in 2020 with the parties agreeing to settle the matter outside court.

 Mr Zulu, 52 of Ibex Hill area and Rafick Kakonde aged 32 of Chilenje Township in Lusaka have jointly been charged with four counts of threatening violence contrary to section 90 chapter 87 of the Penal Code.

Zambia Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said the two are said to have committed the alleged crime on September 7, 2019 in Kafue District where the duo are said to have threatened to shoot and cause physical injuries on persons identified as Benard Nshindu, Sengewayo Jere, Saul Masikote and Manson Mweemba.

“The duo have also been charged and arrested for the subject offence of Assault OABH contrary to section 248 chapter 87 of the Penal Code in which two people identified as Bernard Nshindu and Sengewayo Jere were assaulted by the suspects,” Mr Mwale said.

In September 2020, the Attorney General denied allegations of beating and kidnapping levelled against Zulu and others by four men in the Lusaka High Court.

In this case, Bernard Nshindo, Sengelwayo Jere, Saul Masikoti, qualified surveyors and businessmen, as well as, Mason Mweemba, a driver had sued Zulu and his two acquaintances; Kachingwe and Rashid.

They had sued for alleged beating and kidnapping on accusations that they were taking pictures of Zulu’s speed boat at Chita Lodge, in Kafue. Others sued are Chita Lodge Limited and Bella Mwanza, an employee of the lodge.

“Save as herein expressly admitted, the 6th defendant (Attorney General) denies each and every allegation made in the statement of claim as if the same were so forth and traversed seriatim,” Attorney General then Likando Kalaluka had submitted.

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