Nevers remains behind bars as magistrate pulls a ‘no show’

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MMD leader Nevers Mumba will spend the weekend in jail after the hearing in his appeal and bail application failed to take off due to the absence of Lusaka principal resident magistrate David Simusamba.

Magistrate Simusamba last Tuesday set yesterday (Thursday) as the day for ruling on Mumba’s bail application pending determination of his appeal in the High Court against his three-month sentence for allegedly giving false information to a public officer at ZNBC.

But Dr Mumba remained in the Court holding cell waiting for the matter to be called until 16:00 hours when a prison ambulance drove in and picked him.

Supporters outside expressed disappointment that the matter did not take off despite appearing on the cause list.

Magistrate Simusamba was reportedly out of town.

Earlier, UPND deputy secretary general for administration Getrude Imenda and Brigadier General Miyanda were denied entry to visit Dr Mumba in the holding cell.

Meanwhile, an elderly man in his late seventees challenged the youths outside the court not to be idle but rise and save Zambia from the hands of a dictator.

Among supporters at Court were UPND Deputy SG-administration Getrude Imenda, MP for Chavuma constituency Hon Lumayi, MP for Chikankata Constituency Hon Mwiinga, Former MP for Sinda Constituency Hon Ngoma, and other officials and youths from Lusaka province.

Others were Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda, Civil Rights Activists Breghner Changala, Madam Mumba, MMD Vice President Reuben Sambo and other Party officials.

Magistrate Simusamba on March 28 jailed Mumba after he found him guilty of giving false information at ZNBC that he had an appointment with the news editor in relation to the UPND petition story when in fact not.


8 Responses to Nevers remains behind bars as magistrate pulls a ‘no show’

  1. Justice delayed is justice denied.

    April 6, 2018 at 11:36 am

  2. No justice at all.All these guys time will come to answer for their sins.starting from the pf judge who is punishing this man for a trevial case.Time will come

    April 6, 2018 at 12:44 pm

  3. This boy Simusamba is a PF cadre. Do you remember how he used the same tactics on HH treason case? He made those manoeuvres of no show when it mattered most. He was reportedly seen at the memorials service of a former lecturer at Unza a day before he made a no show case at HH’s case and pretended he was unwell.

    April 6, 2018 at 12:58 pm

  4. Justice from above will prevail one day…God is not sleeping at all…

    The Judge
    April 6, 2018 at 3:03 pm

  5. …But why give false information to a public officer?..Fyakuifwaila…

    dc 10.
    April 6, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    • Fyakuifwaila? Dc10, I am no supporter of Dr. Nevers Mumba at all, but please clarify:- Are you saying according to the law, giving false information to a Public Officer is punishable by delaying the carriage of justice? Or are you saying its okay for our courts of law NOT to follow the law at times, such as in the case of Dr Mumba? Kindly clarify which of these two you mean. This is interesting.

      April 7, 2018 at 12:31 am

      • BRABUS. This thing has happened before and this is not the last time it is happening.So many people have had their cases treated this way. The law treats everyone equally, mumba is not a special case, he has to face the wrath of the law. There is no justice delayed here. Bear in mind also that mumba’s case may not have been the only case on this judge’s schedule. YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW says the bible.

        saimbwende saimbwende
        April 7, 2018 at 7:25 pm

        • saimbwende, the fact that you have failed to answer my question, and admit this has happened before, indicates that you are fully aware that the courts are abrogating the law they are supposed to uphold. And you dare to quote scripture when you know fully well what you are supporting is out of order?

          April 8, 2018 at 12:47 am

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