KEITH MUKATA APPEALS AGAINST HIS CONVICTION

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Keith Mukata

UPND Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata has filed in a notice of appeal against his conviction.

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This is according to a notice of appeal filed in the Court of Appeal Holden at Lusaka Criminal Jurisdiction.
Mukata has appealed against his conviction.

“… On the following grounds, the learned trial judge erred in Law and fact when she convicted me without my supporting evidence on record to support such a conviction in.

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“The learned trial judge erred in Law and fact when she convicted me based on circumstantial evidence which had more than one inference to drawn therefrom. Other grounds to be included upon perusal and review of the entire judgments,” the notice read in part.

Yesterday Lusaka High Court Judge Susan Wanjelani sentced Mukata to death after finding him guilty of first degree murder.

However, Mukata’s co-accused Charmaine Musonda was acquitted on all charges of murder.

In this matter Keith Mukata was convicted for one count of murder.

The convict murdered his Security guard Namakau Kalilakwenda who was manning his Law firm on May 6, 2017.

Judge Wanjelani said there was conflict between where the firearm and keys of the BMW were found.

She said the burden to prove the case beyond doubt does not lie with the accused.

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