Kamba takes fresh plea

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Lusaka Patriotic Front (PF) youth chairman Kennedy Kamba has taken fresh plea in the Lusaka Magistrate Court in a matter in which he is charged with proposing violence during the November inter-party clashes that left one man dead.

This was after the matter was referred to the Chief Resident Magistrate Joshua Banda for re-allocation after Principle Resident Magistrate Obbister Musukwa recused himself from handling the case when commencement of trial failed to take place because state witnesses did not show up in court.

Kamba 39, who is also a Lusaka businessman, is charged with one count of proposing violence contrary to the laws of Zambia.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read out to him by Resident Magistrate Ireen Wishimanga today.

Trial could not commence when the matter was before Magistrate Musukwa because state witnesses in did not appear before the court on two occasions to testify.

The matter has since been adjourned to February 12, 2014 for commencement of trial and Kamba’s bail has been extended.