Tayali back in court today

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Police Chief Kakoma Kanganja

The continued cross examination of Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja in the case in which Economic and Equity Party (EEP) leader Chilufya Tayali is alleged to have defamed him through a Facebook posting is set to resume today, Wednesday, August 2nd.

Kanganja will take the stand at 12:00 hours to be grilled by Tayali’s defense team lead by Keith Mweemba. The case was due to continue Yesterday but both the defense and the state agreed to move it forward.

During cross examination on Monday, Kanganja gave conflicting statements regarding the Mongu road rage incident that led to the arrest of the country’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.

The police chief said Hichilema’s convoy was not authorised to use the same road that President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade used during the Kuomboka ceremony in Mongu this year but later changed his statement following further grilling from Mweemba.

And Kanganja has denied being the person in an audio recording of a conversation with President Lungu’s press aide Amos Chanda where the two discussed UPND vice-president Geoffrey Mwamba’s arrest after he threatened to go for the Head of State’s throat.

He also admitted that calls for him to resign as IG started way before Tayali’s Facebook posting.


6 Responses to Tayali back in court today


    August 2, 2017 at 5:35 am

  2. To damage control the IG will drop the charges or ask the DPP to enter a Nolle.IG Kanganja and the State cannot withstand further embarrassment. Besides this case is destroying the foundation of the Fake Treason Charges. Clearly the arresting, slapping of Trumped Up Treason Charges and jailing of HH is politically motivated. The fish rots from the head downwards. Release HH from Jail unharmed and unconditionally and then Hear the Petition.Period.

    August 2, 2017 at 5:39 am


    August 2, 2017 at 5:40 am

  4. This case might be testament of how the purported dictatorial Lungu might actually be a fallacy. It’s Edgar’s henchmen that might actually be painting the humble lawyer’s image black. Kaizer, holding Edgar to ransom might have ordered the arrest of HH with the ever foul-mouth woman who also hounded KC from his beloved party. A dictatorial regime will not allow such an embarrassment and shooting douwn of a case before it even began.

    August 2, 2017 at 5:56 am

  5. Your coverage of the IG statements Zambian eye is also questionable. Be part of the court audience so that you capture the actual words spoken by Kanganja not sugar coating the statements like other medias that will only right what the PF government would love to hear. Truth stands tall even when you wish to mislead the nation.

    Fact: Kanganja said HH team was given permission to use the Limulunga road
    Kanganja said HH team was supposed to leave the road when they head the sireens of Edgar Lungu to which he failed to state the section of the law that states so.
    Kanganja said he was commanded by Mumbi Phiri to charge HH with treason or loose his job, since he loves his IG position he is the man behind the brutal abducting, tear gassing, damage and the mentioned shirting at HH’s residence. My assumption is that Kanganja is behind the abrogating of court orders and have HH taken to Mukobeko in order to please his paying masters.

    Today follow the case word by word and feed us with right information.
    All Zambians including those who hate HH want to know what really happened on that historic day.

    August 2, 2017 at 6:32 am

  6. It is very unprofessional for an IG High ranking Police officer to listen to the demands of a woman like Mumbi Phiri to arrest someone because she demands it or commands him to do so. Zambia Police has fallen foul to such levels of cadres ruling the country. I have been following the case on Zambia Reports:
    Keith: I knew you will say it’s from the briefings.Does that include briefs from commissioner Lungu

    Kanganja : yes

    Keith: By 11th April, some people were already calling for your resignation?

    Kanganja : Yes

    Keith: Mumbi phiri singled you out during her statement as being unprofessional?

    Kanganja : I have already answered

    Keith: our earlier question was on the police as a whole but now am talking about you as the IG?

    Kanganja : Yes

    Keith : But you have not brought her to court?

    Kanganja :No

    Keith : There was pressure from political players to have HH arrested and charged with treason or you resign on moral grounds

    Kanganja : Yes my lord..but that’s why i said in my statement then that am not a coward.

    August 2, 2017 at 11:32 am

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