Court adjourns Kambwili forgery case

The case in which Roan PF member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili’s is charged with forgery, uttering and giving false information to a public officer has been adjourned to November 19 for continued trial.

This followed an application by Kambwili’s lawyers Christopher Mundia, Keith Mweemba and Gilbert Phiri to adjourn because they were all not available as they were attending cases before other courts.

Mundia, in his affidavit filed in court on October 2, sought to adjourn the case that was scheduled for hearing from Tuesday to Friday because the defence team would  not be available as the Supreme Court issued three notices of hearing.

Mundia stated that Mweemba and Phiri were also appearing in other courts.

But deputy chief State advocate Margaret  Chitundu said it was unfortunate that the defence was seeking to have the matter adjourned because at the last sitting when Kambwili’s case was adjourned, they did not inform the court.

She said the State did not want to be part of the delayed justice in the matter.

Magistrate Simusamba adjourned the case to November 19-22.

Source: The Mast

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