FORMER president Edgar Lungu’s aide de camp Chisanga Chanda has been committed to the High Court to undergo trial in a case in which he is accused of assisting murder-accused Shebby Chilekwa.

Chanda is charged with one count of accessories after the fact to murder.

It is alleged that Chanda, while knowing that one Shebby Chisenga Chilekwa, on October 6, 2019 in Kaoma district in Western Province murdered Lawrence Banda, did between October 6, 2019 and February 4, 2022 in Lusaka, receive, comfort, harbour, assist and maintain the said Chanda.

Lusaka Chief Resident Magistrate Dominic Makalicha committed Chanda to the High Court yesterday after he received a certificate of committal from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Public prosecutor Abraham Ngozoh presented the certificate of committal to magistrate Makalicha after the magistrate explained the charge to the accused person and informed him that he could not take plea as the charge he was facing was tried by the High Court.

Police recently arrested and jointly charged former PF deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri and Chilekwa, who was Lungu’s barber, for one count of Murder.