Kamb­wili de­nies ev­i­dence tam­per­ing

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By NA­TION REPORTER

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.

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