Kambwili denies evidence tampering
EMBATTLED lawmaker, Chishimba Kambwili, has denied tampering with evidence in a contempt matter arising from a court case where he faces charges of forgery, uttering a false document and giving false information to a public officer. Kambwili pleaded not guilty for alleged contempt of court after Equity and Economic Party president Chilufya Tayali filed in a complaint that he was tampering with court evidence in the main matter. Kambwili is charged with one count of Contempt of court contrary to section 116 (c) of the Penal Code CAP 87 of the Laws of Zambia. It is alleged that Chishimba Kambwili, on March 6 2018, in Lusaka, did cause an obstruction or disturbance in the course of judicial proceedings by allegedly tampering with evidence which is subject of active court proceedings. The matter came up yesterday before magistrate Sunge Chanda for plea. Kambwili is being represented by lawyer Christopher Mundia. This is a case arising from another matter where Kambwili is charged with forgery, uttering a false document and giving false information to a public officer. Tayali lodged in a complaint against Kambwili that contempt of court proceedings be instituted against him for allegedly interfering with court evidence. According to the complaint, it is alleged that he caused an obstruction or disturbance in the course of judicial proceedings by tampering with evidence which is a subject of active court proceedings. Kambwili was summoned by magistrate Sunge Chanda to come and explain himself before court on allegations of contempt of court leveled against him by Tayali. The case has been adjourned to June 28 2018 for commencement of trial.