Treason case adjourned

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The matter in which a 58-year-old man is accused of attempting to assassinate President Edgar Lungu and other senior government officials has been adjourned to January 31 this year.

The matter came up for mention and hearing of the application of preliminary inquiry to ascertain if indeed the State has enough evidence against the suspect before the matter is committed to the High Court.

However, the State was not ready to proceed with the hearing because its witness is unwilling.

But the defence has accused the State of not treating the case with the seriousness it deserves.

Ms. Mushipe says the accused person has the right to a fair and speedy trial but his rights are being infringed upon by the State.

In this matter, Mwangala Ngalande is charged with treason and facing three overt Act charges.


3 Responses to Treason case adjourned

  1. How can a witness be unwilling in a criminal matter? In criminal proceedings, witnesses especially if they’re citizens or residents,
    they have a duty to testify in court. That’s the way it is.

    January 18, 2020 at 4:10 pm

  2. In criminal proceedings witnesses, especially if they are citizens or residents, have a duty to testify in court. There’s simply no such a thing as being unwilling to testify. That’s just the way it is with the law.

    January 18, 2020 at 4:15 pm

  3. There is just no evidence. There is for sure no such a thing as unwilling.

    Abena kafue
    January 19, 2020 at 11:12 am

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