Ex-Kabwe mayor’s assaut judgment set for April 22


THE Kabwe Magistrates Court has set April 22 as date for ruling in the matter in which former Kabwe mayor Moses Mwansa stands charged with assault contrary to the laws of Zambia.

And a police officer testified that Mr. Mwansa was allegedly violent and threatened to kill officers when they went to close his bar for operating beyond designated hours.

Kabwe magistrate Sebastian Mwenya on Tuesday set the date for ruling after close of trial which attracted five witnesses.

Mr. Mwansa is on bail and has denied having assaulted Fidellis Mubila, a council policeman.

Facts before court are that on 7th February, Mr. Mwansa who is PF Justine Kabwe ward councillor, is alleged to have assaulted Mr. Mubila who sustained tenderness on the left cheek and ribs.

Meanwhile, Precious Musoka, a policewoman from Chowa police station, testified that Mr. Mwansa was allegedly very violent on the material date and that she personally saw him grab Mr. Mubila who he continued punching with his right fist.

During cross-examination by Mwansa, as to how many blows he is alleged to have used, she replied that he used about five blows all using the right fist while holding Mubila with the left hand.

She also testified that she saw  Mubila’s uniform torn by Mwansa.

And arresting officer Fennecy Tembo of Kasanda police station said that he made up his mind to arrest and detain Mwansa based on the medical report that was issued in favour of Mubila.

Earlier before trial commenced, Mr. Mwansa applied to the court that Owen Himweene a prosecutor moves out from the prosecutions desk because he was conflicted.

Mr. Mwansa accused Himweene of having politically differed with him in the run-up to the 2015 Presidential election.

Although the court said that Himweene was not the one prosecuting the matter, he still left the prosecution team.


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