President’s press aide impersonator in court

Judge Mallet; Hammer
Judge Mallet; Hammer

A 30-YEAR-OLD man of Lusaka’s Olympia Park yesterday appeared in the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court for allegedly impersonating special assistant to the President for press and public relations Amos Chanda and for allegedly obtaining K260,000 from Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) chief executive officer Zuze Banda by false pretences.

Maambo Maluba is charged with eight counts of impersonation, forgery, uttering false documents and obtaining money by false pretences.
Maluba appeared before principal resident magistrate Kenneth Mulife for case allocation.
It is alleged that Maluba, with others, impersonated to be Mr Chanda and presented himself to Mr Zuze and directed him to make a donation to the Patriotic Front (PF).

Maluba is also alleged to have obtained money by false pretences between April 1 and June 1 last year with intent to defraud.
He allegedly got K260,000 from Mr Banda by asking him to give the PF K10,000 and also asked for K250,000 by pretending to have bags for sale.

Maluba is also alleged to have with intent to defraud or deceive forged a letter purportedly written and issued by the PF when in fact not.
In the offence of uttering false documents, Maluba is alleged to have uttered a false document purported to have been genuinely issued by the PF and presented to Mr Banda.

Zambia Daily Mail