Don’t interfere, court warns Kamba


PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Lusaka Province youth chairman Kennedy Kamba was yesterday warned against interfering with witnesses after he was granted a K3,000 bail with two working sureties.
The warning came from Lusaka magistrate Obbister Musukwa after Kamba pleaded not guilty to proposing violence.
Kamba, 39, a businessman of Rockfield, is charged with one count of proposing violence and breaches of the law of assemblies contrary to Section 9 (1) (a) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
When the matter came up for plea before principle resident magistrate Musukwa, Kamba said he understood the charge but denied committing the offence.
Magistrate Musukwa warned that interfering with State witnesses would result in revocation of the bail.
It is alleged that Kamba on November 7, 2013 in Lusaka, without lawful excuse to any assembly, did make a statement indicating or implying that it would be incumbent or desirable to do any acts calculated to cause death or physical injury to any person or any class or community of persons namely other PF members.
Last week, PF supporters clashed at the turn-off to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, where President Sata was laying the foundation stone for upgrading of the airport.
The clash led to the death of one cadre, Moses Simuwela, who was buried at the Old Leopards Hill Cemetery in Lusaka on Tuesday.
The clash also left several PF cadres injured and admitted to various hospitals and clinics in Lusaka.
The violence has been condemned by the trade union movement and the Church.