by Mukosha Funga on 21 Mar 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 21 Mar 2018by Osward Sichone on 21 Mar 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 21 Mar 2018
- Goal Diggers
by Mirriam Chabala on 21 Mar 2018by Nancy Moonga on 21 Mar 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Mar 2018by Mukosha Funga on 19 Mar 2018
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Mar 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 19 Mar 2018by Diggers Reporter on 7 Mar 2018by Diggers Reporter on 2 Mar 2018
- Editor's Choice
by Diggers Editor on 21 Mar 2018by Diggers Editor on 19 Mar 2018by Diggers Editor on 17 Mar 2018by Diggers Editor on 14 Mar 2018
by Felix Kashweka on 10 Mar 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 2 Mar 2018by Felix Kashweka on 24 Feb 2018by Felix Kashweka on 24 Feb 2018
- Guest Diggers
Drop murder charge, Mukata asks courtBy Diggers Reporter on 13 Oct 2017
Chilanga UPND member of parliament Keith Mukata and his lover Charmaine Musonda have pleaded with the court to drop the charge of murder leveled against them.
This is in a matter in which the duo is accused of shooting dead Namakabwa Kwenda, a security guard, on May 6, 2017.
In their submissions on no case to answer, Mukata and Charmaine have argued that the state has failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt.
Mukata and Charmaine argued that they did not have any motive of killing Kwenda.
The two stated that according to Collins Kabanda, a security guard at Altitude Advertising Company which is next to Mukata’s lawfrim, someone ordered Kwenda to open the gate after which he heard three gunshots.
The accused claimed that when Kabanda peeped through the pigeon windows of his guard room, he saw Mukata oscillating and shouting for help saying someone had shot his worker.
The two stated that the prosecutions had failed to prove the murder charge as they had not established the owner of the gun who pulled the trigger between them.
The duo stated that there was no direct evidence linking it to Kwenda’s death as the evidence before court was circumstantial and drawn on several inferences.
The two echoed investigations officer Mubita Moya’s sentiments that the crime scene was contaminated and a crowd was harassing Mukata.
The accused claimed that the court could not conclude that there was only one fire arm at the scene as there were a lot of people and that no projectile was found at the scene.
The two say convicting them or placing them on their defence based on circumstantial evidence would be an error both in fact and law.
The duo stated that they could not be found with a case to answer because the prosecution case had collapsed on its own exhaustion.
About Diggers Reporter
- Kafue residents rise as govt turns ‘3 million’ hectares of land to commercial - 21 Mar 2018
- It’s unfair to mislead Zambians that all is well – Mweetwa - 19 Mar 2018
- Chasaya elected African Public Services Commission president - 16 Mar 2018
- Zambians must reject draft land policy – HH - 15 Mar 2018
- 11 die in long weekend accidents - 13 Mar 2018
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesApr0 PostsMay0 PostsJun0 PostsJul0 PostsAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend