THE State has opposed former Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo’s application to transfer to the Constitutional Court a case in which he and his wife, Nancy, are charged with corrupt acquisition of public property, possession of property suspected of being proceeds of crime, among other offences. This was after Lusambo, through his lawyer, raised a preliminary issue, asking Lusaka magistrate Faides Hamaundu to transfer his case to the Constitutional Court for determination of whether or not President Hakainde Hichilema breached the Constitution when he commented on Lusambo’s arrest, and whether by doing so he violated the accused’s right to a fair trial. Defence lawyer Makebi Zulu, submitted to the court, Tuesday, that President Hichilema wondered when he held a press…...

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