by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 18 Apr 2019by Mirriam Chabala on 18 Apr 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Apr 2019by Mukosha Funga on 18 Apr 2019
- Goal Diggers
by Abraham Kalito on 27 Mar 2019by Abraham Kalito on 26 Mar 2019by Abraham Kalito on 26 Mar 2019by Abraham Kalito on 26 Mar 2019
by Stuart Lisulo in Lumwana on 18 Apr 2019by Mirriam Chabala on 17 Apr 2019by Stuart Lisulo on 17 Apr 2019by Mirriam Chabala on 15 Apr 2019
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Apr 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Apr 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Apr 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Apr 2019
- Editor's Choice
by Diggers Reporter on 4 Mar 2019by Andyford Mayele Banda on 29 Jan 2019by Davies Mwila on 22 Jan 2019by Diggers Reporter on 17 Jan 2019
by Diggers Editor on 18 Apr 2019by Diggers Editor on 17 Apr 2019by Diggers Editor on 16 Apr 2019by Diggers Editor on 14 Apr 2019
by Felix Kashweka on 2 Apr 2019by Thomas Mulenga on 29 Mar 2019by McQueen Zaza on 26 Mar 2019by Zindikilani Banda in Sinda on 20 Mar 2019
- Guest Diggers
by Dr Munyonzwe Hamalengwa on 18 Apr 2019by Chisoni Mumba, PhD on 14 Apr 2019by Dr Chisoni Mumba, PhD on 28 Mar 2019by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 25 Mar 2019
Man accused of forging Kampyongo’s signature still on the runBy Mukosha Funga on 7 Jul 2017
One of the two men who allegedly forged Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo’s signature on a work permit is still on the run.
Last week Lusaka Magistrate Faidess Hamaundu issued a bench warrant against Owen Shantumbu and Mambo Maluba for not appearing in court on charges of forgery, uttering of false documents and obtaining money by false pretenses.
But when the case was called the state only managed to bring Shantumbu under warrant as his co-accused was still at large.
Shantumbu had told the court that he was blocked by police officers who were manning the court premises with security dogs.
The accused also asked for any document to present to the officers whenever there is a treason case so that he is allowed entry.
Magistrate Hamaundu revoked the bench warrant against Shantumbu as the reasons he gave of not appearing in court that security was tight during the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s treason case were valid.
”I take judicial notice of the treason case and in view of that, I revoke the bench warrant for accused person number one,” said Magistrate Hamaundu.
Meanwhile the court told Maluba’s surety to find the accused and avail him as it was her duty to do so.
This was after the surety told the court that Maluba was unreachable as all his mobile phones were off.
The case was adjourned to July 20, 2017 for return of bench warrant for Maluba.
Ever since the matter was taken to court, the accused have never been present as required as one was either absent or present.
According to the state, the accused have so far presented 6 sick notes for missing court.
Allegations are that between October 1 and 18, the duo made a false document with intent to defraud authorising the issuance of an arid permit purporting to show that it was genuinely signed by the minister when in fact not.
Shantumbu and Maluba are also accused of uttering a false document namely a work permit to Mahmood Muffakahar, a South African national.
They further obtained K12,500 from Muffakahar by falsely pretending that they had a genuine work permit when in fact not.
About Mukosha Funga
Mukosha Funga is a Zambian journalist interested in good governance and anti corruption reporting.
- Zambia, Botswana failing to implement laws governing extractive industries – Report - 18 Apr 2019
- EAZ defends Maggie: Investors are happy with her as finance minister - 17 Apr 2019
- Lungu is smelling defeat, he wants me out – CK - 16 Apr 2019
- Dialogue Forum to ‘fine-tune’ Constitution between April 23 – May 7 - 16 Apr 2019
- We’ll dismantle PF the way we created it – Kambwili - 15 Apr 2019
- Kambwili unveils shadow cabinet, drops Musenge
- Citizens are now paying for voting for campaign songs, says Sinkamba
- UPND will transform public universities into centres of innovation – Lungwangwa
- Zambia, Botswana failing to implement laws governing extractive industries – Report
- GBM is detached from UPND, says Mucheleka, as Mwamba fights on
Subscribe for email alerts
ArchivesMay0 PostsJun0 PostsJul0 PostsAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- April 2019
- March 2019
- February 2019
- January 2019
- December 2018
- November 2018
- October 2018
- September 2018
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- 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
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend