Murder suspect in the death of the PF Monze district secretary Harrison Chanda on Monday took plea in the Livingstone High Court.
Harry Henry Lungu, 28 of Libuyu compound appeared before High Court Judge Graudentia Milimo Salasini pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder.
Particulars of that case are that Lunguin February 2013 in the Livingstone, during the Livingstone by-election did murder Harrison Chanda a PF cadre contrary to section 200 of the penal code of the laws of Zambia.
The matter has since been adjourned to March 19, 2014 for commencement of trial and Lungu is remanded in custody.
Meanwhile, four UPND officials who were arrested in the Livingstone parliamentary by-election in 2012 for allegedly setting ablaze PF Chitenge materials have appeared in Livingstone magistrate court.
Appearing for the first time since 2012 was the Constituency Chairman Milford Mambo,Party’s District spokesperson Neto Halwabala, KasokaKakoma, Walter Ng’andu and NamakauMwiya
Particulars of the offence are that on June 4, 2012, in Simonga Ward in the Livingstone Central constituency, the five and other unknown person jointly whilst acting together, did set ablaze PF chitenge materials valued at K 2, 500.
The five who appeared before Magistrate EdisenShanduba pleaded not guilty to the charge and will appear in court on 1st and 2ndApril for commencement of trial.
Meanwhile, 24year old youth of Chamboli Township in Kitwe was at the weekend murdered over a girlfriend near a bar called Ask Kampamba Bar in Wusakile Township in Kitwe.
Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer Joyce Kasosa confirmed the murder of Lazarous Sikanyika of house number 3 6th street in Kitwe’s Chamboli Township, but said she had not received details to confirm that the deceased was murdered over a girlfriend.
Sikanyika was axed to death over a girlfriend around 23.00hours near Ask Kampamba bar.
Kasosa said Sikanyika was found dead at 23.00hours on March 8 and the body had deep cuts in the neck, on the left arm, left cheek.
“I do not know about the details that Sikanyika was murdered over a girlfriend, but what I know is that there is a murder report from Wusakile Township. Sikanyika was found dead at 2300hours on March 8 at Kampamba bar. The body had deep cuts in the neck, on the left arm, left cheeky. It is suspected that a sharp instrument was used,” Kasosa said.
She said the body is lying at Kitwe Central Hospital (KCH) and the docket of murder has been opened, but no arrests have been made.