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Court orders arrest of Zindaba Soko


THE Lusaka Magistrate Court has issued a warrant of arrest against former Road Transport and Safety Agency -RTSA- Chief Executive Officer, Zindaba Soko in a matter is charged with forgery and uttering of false documents contrary to the laws of Zambia.

In this matter, Soko, 45, is jointly charged with Kelvin Smith Kisambara and a 24 year old student, Ibrahim Mbongo of Libala with Forgery Contrary to Section 347 and 342 of the Penal Code Chapter 87, Uttering false documents Contrary to Section 352 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 and found in Possession of Property believed to have stolen or unlawfully obtained Contrary to Section 319 (a) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 contrary to the laws of Zambia.

When the matter came up for reading of the facts in respect of accused number two, Soko was not present before the court.

Previously, Soko’s co- accused attempted to apply for bail pending the determination of the matter but the court said it was premature because the second accused person was a convict and his sentence was coming to an end in nine days’ time.

Magistrate Irene Wishimanga also said that the reason was that the accused needs to show evidence before court that he was not serving a sentence in the other case. It is alleged in the first count that Kisambara, Mbongo and Soko on unknown dates but between January 1, 2023 and July 17, 2023 in Lusaka, jointly and whilst acting together, with intent to defraud or deceive, did forge National Registration Card number 255428/10/1 in the names of John Tembo purporting to show that it was genuinely issued by Department of National Registration, Passport and Citizenship in Lusaka when infact not.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.


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