GBM acquitted of assault
Lusaka,December 09,ZANIS—Kasama Central lMember of Parliament Geoffrey
Mwamba has been acquitted of assaulting his former employee by the Lusaka Magistrate Court after the complainant in the matter withdrew the case against Mwamba.
Geoffrey Mwamba, 55, a businessman popularly known as “GBM”is alleged to have assaulted his operations manager at Arizona Marketing and Distributions Company , Collins Mudai thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm.
When the matter came up for continued trial before Magistrate Prince Mwiinga, the state applied for the matter to be withdrawn saying the
complainant in the matter had stated that he was not ready to proceed with the case as he had forgiven and reconciled with the accused
And one of GBM’s lawyers Sakwiba Sikota said the application to have the matter withdrawn is also supported by facts surrounding the case
such as the medical report that showed no physical marks on the complainant hence there were no aggravating circumstances that could
stop the matter from being withdrawn.
Mr Sikota further said the court should encourage the complainant and accused to live a harmonious life by accepting the application.
He added that the court should also take in account the spirit of Jubilee where both parties in the matter should have a fresh beginning based on mutual forgiveness.
And Magistrate Mwiinga granted the application and acquitted Geoffrey
Mwamba of his assault case against his former employee.
Speaking in an interview after he was acquitted, Mwamba said he had
expected his acquittal in the matter even if the case went through a
full trial because as far as he was concerned he never assaulted the
And Collins Mudai the complainant in the matter said he was at first
aggrieved and hurt but has since forgiven GBM.