FORMER Attorney-General Musa Mwenye has placed himself on record as one of the defence lawyers in a matter in which former President Rupiah Banda has sued former Minister of Justice Wynter Kabimba, the Post Newspaper and its owner Fred M’membe.
In this case, M’membe, Kabimba, and The Post Newspapers are jointly charged with contempt of court and publishing defamatory statements against former President Rupiah Banda, contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Mr Banda wants the court to cite Kabimba, M’membe and The Post Newspaper for contempt of court for commenting on matters that are before the courts of law.
When the case came up for mention yesterday, Mr Mwenye told principal resident magistrate Kenneth Mulife that he wanted to be placed on record as one of the lawyers representing Kabimba.
Kabimba is currently represented by Eddie Mwitwa.
“Your honour, I would like to put myself on record as one of the defence lawyers. I will be defending the accused together with Mr Mwitwa,” Mr Mwenye said.
Mr Mulife adjourned the case to August 24 for continued hearing.
At the last sitting on June 30, a finger print expert from the Zambia Police Service testified that there were no finger prints in the police criminal database indicating that Mr Banda had ever been convicted of any criminal offence by the courts of law.
Charles Zyambo, 40, testified that his search at police headquarters for criminal record against Mr Banda was negative.
Zambia Daily Mail