Archive | February, 2016

PRISON CONGESTION

ZAMBIANS need to pay attention to sentiments by the Prisons Care and Counselling Association {PRISCCA} that the high legal fees charged by private lawyers in the country are partly responsible for the notoriously high congestion in our prisons which borders on human rights violation. To make matters worse 70 percent of the 20,000 prisoners in […]

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HH, GBM challenged… Explain weapons, register

  THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has been challenged to explain the presence of bullets, machetes, drugs and a register at vice president Geoffrey Mwamba’s premises rather than giving excuses and accusing Governmnet of plotting to arrest its leaders Hakainde Hichilema and Geoffrey Mwamba. This follows UPND chairperson for Information and Publicity Charles […]

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‘Search all leaders for arms’

All leaders suspected of possessing offensive weapons should be investigated regardless of their political affiliation, National Revolution Party (NRP) president Cozmo Mumba has said. Zambia police on Saturday swung into action and apprehended 21 people suspected to be UPND cadres for unlawful drilling and being found in possession of offensive weapons. Dr. Mumba commended the […]

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Stop insulting judges

  IT is disgraceful and an insult to Zambians and Parliament for the Law Association of Zambia(LAZ) to allow some of its members to attack and criticize the appointment of Constitutional Court judges by President Edgar Lungu, Zambia Republican Party (ZRP) president Wright Musoma has charged. He said that the integrity of judges should be […]

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High legal fees ‘congest’ prisons

  Zambian prison are  congested because of the very high legal fees charged by lawyers in the country, says Prisons Care and Counselling Association (PRISCCA) executive director Godfrey Malembeka. Many prisoners, he said, continued to be incarcerated due to lack of legal representation because of high legal fees being charged by lawyers in the country. […]

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Kalu nomination shocking

  IT IS shocking that Kalusha Bwalya’s presidential nomination was approved by the Legal Committee of FAZ when he is still being investigated for corruption allegations by the Anti-corruption Commission (ACC), Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) presidential candidate Henschel Chitembeya has said. Speaking in an interview in Lusaka, Chitembeya questioned the credibility of the Legal […]

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Sinkala calls for win in Brazzaville

    TP Mazembe defensive midfielder Nathan Sinkala says the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations two-legged qualifier against Congo Brazzaville next month calls for hard work to get six points and solidify Zambia’s berth at the tournament. Speaking in an interview from DR Congo, Sinkala indicated that Congo Brazzaville was a strong side and should […]

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Cyclists to identify Zambian talent

  THE Cycling Association of Zambia (CAZ) will begin its talent identification programme in the second quarter of the year, it was announced yesterday. CAZ president Peter Chintu said the association will embark on a talent identification tour in all the provinces of the country once sponsorship is available. Chintu said they want to enhance […]

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Juvenile ‘locked up’

    THE Lusaka High Court has convicted three juveniles for the theft of a blackberry phone and a video game all valued at K1,300. Before High Court Justice Mwiinde Siavwapa were three teenage boys charged with aggravated robbery of a mobile phone from another juvenile by threatening to cause and causing actual bodily harm […]

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ATM theft suspects put on defence

  A BULGARIAN National and two others who were arrested in Kabwe, on three counts of stealing over K945,000 from an automated teller machines (ATM) have been found with a case to answer and put on their defence. This is in a case in which Milko Stayanova Ketstadinov, 44, Hrito Ivanovdon Kov, 39, and Hassan […]

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