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A DIRECTOR residing at Chrisma Hotel in Lusaka has been sued for allegedly forging a doctorate certificate in philosophy from the University of Zambia (UNZA).
Taher Ammar Mohammed Khalil, a Libyan is charged with two counts of forgery and uttering a false document.

Khalil 56, a managing director at Laico is in the first count alleged to have on September 10, 2008 in Lusaka with intent to defraud or deceive, made a false document namely a certificate purporting to show that he had successfully attained a doctorate degree in philosophy.
He allegedly lied that it was genuinely issued and signed by authorised signatories of the University of Zambia.

Khalil in the second count, is alleged in 2010 to have knowingly and fraudulently uttered a false document, namely a doctorate degree of Philosophy to Abdalnaser Said Salom a human resource officer of Libyan African Investments company.
Principal Magistrate Mwaka Mikalile allocated the matter to magistrate Faides Hamaundu where Khalil was expected to take plea.
Meanwhile, former Finance Minister N’gandu Magande has sued the State for allegedly destroying his 285 pigs on suspicion that they were infected with African swine fever.

Mr Magande and his wife Joyce are seeking a declaration that the department of veterinary services under of the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries acted illegally in ordering the destruction of the 285 pigs as such the couple is entitled to compensation.
He wanted a declaration that the decision by the veterinary department to recommend the applicants were not entitled to receive compensation for the destruction of the pigs despite it ordering for the destruction of the pigs, which were not infected was not only illegal, but also unreasonable as such null and void.

Mr Magande wanted a declaration that the ministry acted illegally and unreasonable in failing to give them an opportunity to make a formal request for compensation for more than six months after the destruction of the pigs.

Times of Zambia