FORMER Lusaka district commissioner Ashwell Kampengele was yesterday arraigned before magistrate’s court and pleaded not guilty to using offensive language against Cabinet office.
Kampengele, 50, of plot number 18 Villa West, Lusaka West appeared before magistrate Lameck Mwale and denied using abusive language against Cabinet Office on how his contract of employment was terminated
He is charged with one count of using insulting language.
It is alleged that on April 8 this year in Lusaka, Kampengele used insulting language to Riford Sakala.
“I understand the charge my lord and I deny it,” Kampengele said.
Mr Mwale has granted Kampengele K10,000 bail in his own recognizance with two working sureties in the like sum.
Section 179 states that every person who uses insulting language or otherwise conducts himself in a manner likely to give such provocation to any person as to cause such person to break the public peace or to commit any offence against the person, is liable to imprisonment for three months or to a fine not exceeding 450 penalty units or to both.
Credit-JIMMY CHIBUYE, ZambiaDailyMail