Court now gives unwell GBM a month

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THE Lusaka Magistrates Court has heard that United Party for National Development (UPND) vice-president Geoffrey Mwamba is undergoing medical surgery abroad and it will take six to eight weeks, reports the Daily Mail.

When the matter came up for trial in the case Mwamba is charged with proposing violence against President Lungu, his lawyer, Zevyanji Sinkala, asked the court to grant his client an adjournment of two months as he was receiving medical treatment abroad.

However, the State, through Zalila Sakala, told the court that the accused was absent together with his two sureties.
In response, Mr Sinkala insisted that his client is unwell.
“Your honour, we are asking for an adjournment due to the fact that the accused person in this matter is unwell and will soon be undergoing an operation. We are equally desirous to have the matter take off,” Mr Sinkala said.
It was at this point that the State, through Mr Sakala, demanded that the defence avails the court with proper documentation to prove that indeed Mwamba is unwell and receiving treatment.
“We have heard your position, however, there is no proof to show that the accused person is unwell. Without proof, it is very difficult to accept the two-month adjournment,” Mr Sakala said.
Mwamba’s lawyer then asked the court to stand down the matter for five minutes, saying the medical report was in place but needed to get it from his colleague, who was at the High Court.
After the medical report was tabled before court, Lusaka magistrate Tandose Chabala adjourned the matter to June 30, 2017 for trial.
“I have taken into account the submissions by both parties. I have seen the medical report and it shows that it was issued on April 19, 2017, and that the accused person is unwell,” she said.
And according to a medical report, issued at CFB Medical Centre, the hospital says Mwamba attended orthopaedic clinic with complaints of painful knee joint and sometimes locking.
The hospital further said Mwamba did have injury on his left knee joint in 2013 and was diagnosed with medial meniscal tear in a South African hospital and was advised to undergo surgery.



5 Responses to Court now gives unwell GBM a month

  1. Madumbo is hiding. He’s a coward. Akangena azapompoloka.

    HH Azinama!
    May 31, 2017 at 10:48 pm

  2. So if Maimane and Malema were Zambian parliamentarians they would have been in jail for treason; given the way they attack president Jacob Zuma and the ANC.

    Could the PF be scared of widespread celebrations if HH was released?

    The celebrations will even be bigger if he is committed to the High Court and won the case!
    If I was president Lungu I would instruct the dpp to just enter a nolle. That way the celebrations would be less embarrassing.

    Real Patriot
    June 1, 2017 at 6:55 pm

  3. “widespread celebrations indeed” bt he wl still hv 2wait for 2031 wen he may stand a chance! we all knw hw 2vote now following dat xample by our brothers nd sisters. lets hop they dont burn more houses and farms after losin 2021 resuls.

    June 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

  4. Ati `ofona tuma bantu kuti bani kate bani peleke kwachimbokaila neo,nakana neo nuyopa ku jele,amama mweee,he,he,he,he’…

    June 2, 2017 at 10:57 pm

  5. He was also in the same car with HH, why hasn’t he also been given a treason case?

    June 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm

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