Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa’s wife Mwamba on Monday appeared at the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court Complex in connection with charges of forgery and obtaining money by false pretenses.

Mwamba was arrested last month after a complaint was filed by Andy Kapapa with the Victim Support Unit (VSU) of the Zambia Police Service.

In his complaint, Kapapa claimed that Mwamba had imposed herself as an administrator of his late wife’s estate (Mwamba’s sister), following her death early this year.

Mwamba, who is on police bond, could, however, not take plea when she appeared at the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court as the docket was not before court.

She will appear again on November 18, this year.

According to Zambia Police, Mwamba was arrested and charged with six counts of misrepresentation of facts, uttering false documents, obtaining money by false pretenses, depriving beneficiaries of pension money and forgery.