Former CAZ Chief pleads not guilty to threatening violence
By LUCY PHIRI
FORMER Cleaning Association of Zambia (CAZ) president Lawrence Makumbi has pleaded not guilty to one count of threatening violence Contrary to Section 90 (a) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
In this matter, Makumbi is accused of threatening Benard Mumbi with injury to which he said he will kill him with a pistol.
When the matter came up on Monday at the Lusaka magistrate court, magistrate Crispin Hampungani read the charge to him, he said he understood and denied.
It is alleged that on June 13, 2022 in Lusaka in the Lusaka District of the Lusaka Province of the Republic of Zambia, did threaten to Benard Mumbi with injury to his person to wit he did say “I will kill you with a Pistol.”
Meanwhile, Magistrate Lameck Mwale has set March 13 for continued defence in a matter in which former Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili is alleged to have published an insulting matter by word of mouth.
It is alleged that between August 26 and 27, 2019 in Lusaka, with intent to bring the President’s name into hatred, ridicule or contempt, Mr Kambwili published an insulting matter by word of mouth.
Mr Mwale adjourned the matter after the defence lawyer applied to have the matter adjourned to enable him present witnesses who were not before court and are coming from Mporokoso, Northern Province.
When the matter came up for defence last year, Kambwili said he never insulted former president Edgar Chagwa Lungu, “Ishi imbwa Sha bantu” is not in insult, but only describing behavior of a person.
Kambwili is alleged to have said, “Noti ishi imbwa shabantu yaleikala fye ku Chawama elo yamona ste ati ntandale icalo, eko baita fye kuya. Kuti washo umutengo wabunga balelwa 150 Waya? Kumona fye abantu abika kuti wabula Kampyongo, ati Minister of Home Affairs? Kuti Chaba Chalo? Ba Kaizer Zulu.
Okay bane…not these people who are like dogs who used to stay in Chawama when it saw ‘ste’ decides to move all over the world, whenever it is called, it goes. Can you leave the price of mealie meal they fight 150 you go. You can even see the people he appoints. How do you appoint Kampyongo as Minister of Home Affairs? Can it be a country? Ba Kaiser Zulu. Okay guys.”