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Ex-State House Aide charged for possession of Articles terrorism

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Former President Edgar Lungu’s Political Advisor Dr Christopher Zumani Zimba and others have been charged for being in possession of articles for terrorism.

Police charged Zimba aged 43 of farm number 100 in Chongwe, Given Phiri aged 37 of unknown house number in Misisi Compound, Marlone Banda aged 36 of Plot number 811 in 12 miles area and Portipher Gwai aged 44 of Plot number 194/17 Mutendere Compound in Lusaka for the offence of being in Possession of Articles for terrorism or proliferation purposes Contrary to Section 25 of the Anti- terrorism Act number 6 of 2018 as read with Section 2 of the Amended Anti–terrorism Act number 6 of 2023.

Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga says it is alleged that the accused Jointly and whilst acting together with others unknown did possess offensive articles namely Deep 600 and Halothane and others with intent to endanger life.

Hamoonga says the incident occurred in February, 2020 in Petauke District, in Eastern Province of the Republic of Zambia.

The accused are currently detained in Police Custody and will appear in Court soon.


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