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Mundubile blocked from seeing incarcerated Chilangwa

By NATION REPORTER

PRISONS authorities in Kawambwa last week blocked Brain Mundubile from visiting incarcerated Nickson Chilangwa, the Patriotic Front (PF) deputy secretary general for unspecified reasons.

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Mr Mundubile, the Leader of the Opposition Parliament and Patriotic Front in (PF) presidential candidate Brian Mundubile was on Saturday in Kawambwa to visit Mr Chilangwa but was denied access to the correctional facility.

The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament had to spend nearly a full day at Kawambwa Correctional Facility trying to negotiate with prisons authorities but was told   the instructions were that he should never be allowed to see senior PF leader.

Mr Mundubile was accompanied by other party leaders to Kawambwa but were not allowed to see Mr Chilangwa who has been in prison for more than a month now.

Mr. Mundubile who is Mporokoso Central Member of Parliament explained that the officials at the facility informed him that the Provincial Permanent Secretary would reach him to sanction his request but it all failed to materialize. “The officials at the facility informed me that the Provincial Permanent Secretary would reach me to sanction my request but it all failed to materialize,’’ he said.

Other that accompanied Mr Mundubile were Kawambwa Mayor, Chifumbe Kalumba and a Councilor, Daniel Mulenga also of Kawambwa.

Mr Chilangwa has remained in jail since mid-July following a bench warrant issued by Magistrate Namushi.

Previously, the Kawambwa Magistrate Court had issued a bench warrant against Chilangwa for failure to appear in court.

This follows the continuous absence of Mr. Chilangwa in court, where he and six others were scheduled to open the defence in the case they are charged for arson, threatening violence, malicious damage to property and four counts of assault in 2021.

Mr. Chilangwa was expected to attend court in two places at the same time, the High Court in Mansa which he attended thereby missing the Magistrate’s court in Kawambwa.

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