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Romeo Kangombe handed 2 year suspended sentence

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Sesheke Central United Party for National Development, (UPND) Member of Parliament Romeo Kangombe has been given a two year suspended sentence by the Chinsali Magistrate Court.

Chinsali Resident Magistrate Julius Malata who last week found Kangombe guilty of assaulting two police officers handed out the sentencing this morning and ordered the lawmaker to pay a K10,000.

Magistrate Malata told Kangombe that he risks a stiffer conviction should he commit a similar offence in the next two years.

Meanwhile, the party says efforts are being made to have the K10,000 paid to the Court and have the lawmaker released from Chinsali Correctional facility where he has been held since last week.

Meanwhile, UPND said it is deeply saddened by the selective application of justice in the country among different classes of people.

The party writes:

It’s on record and in the public domain that Emmanuel ‘Jay Jay’ Banda, stormed the Lusaka Central Police Station; beat up police officers who were on duty and stole undisclosed amounts of cash from them.

Another PF cadre Munir Zulu was involved in a seafood scam worth over K1 million.

What happened thereafter is well known to all, as the pendulum of selective justice swung in their favour. This is unacceptable and unjust.

On the other hand, Hon. Romeo Kang’ombe who holds divergent views to those of government by being an opposition parliamentarian is speedily found guilty and awaits sentencing.

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