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Sgt Choongwa’s Assailants Put on their Defence

The two police officers charged with manslaughter for a Zambia Air Force (ZAF) officer Mark Choongwa who died in Police cells have been put on their defence by the Lusaka High Court.

The officers Veronica Shawa, Mike Kapale and two others named Lyton Mwale and James Ngulube have been placed on their defence after the court established a premafacie case against them.

High Court Judge Mwila Kombe put the accused on their defence when the matter came up today.

The matter has been adjourned to February 18, 2019.

In this matter Sergeant Choongwa, 34, a flight sergeant is alleged to have been brutally beaten by other inmates led by a detained police officer in the cell where he was locked up at Woodlands Stadium.

Choongwa was dragged to Woodlands Police Station after fighting with another patron at a bar in Nyumba Yanga.

The ZAF officer allegedly scratched the car of the other patron leading to an altercation.

The accused were initially charged with murder but this was later reduced to manslaughter.

9 Comments

  1. Lc

    Just cage them do they know what it takes for one be a sergeant in zaf.

  2. Proud Lozi

    Beer

  3. Veronica Shawa

    PLIZ BA JUDGE IN DEFENSE I THINK IM OFFERING MY VAGINA DO WHAT YOU WANT PLIZ

  4. Ek

    Are according to me on that matter the 5 police officers they were doing they duty by that time the mistake they made was to put the person in a cell that wasn’t safe for him in that condition but those police officers they knew that person was sergeant . There are different methods to use apart that

  5. Joe fen a deuce

    Let justice priveal

  6. salamu alaikumu

    Uwunga Nolupanga akafwa kulupanga, Zambian police they don’t know how to treat others but See what happens to his fellow officer, beer plus betten the results is death. Now they should know how to treat. ukutitila imyona kufumamo umulopa, ukutitila ishiba kufumamo ilyatikama, ukutitila ubukali ififumamo mwafimono!!!.

  7. HOMMIE 24

    its the same officers that beat him up not the inmates.let them save a muximum sentece

  8. James

    ZP….. needs to improve in many ways

  9. zaff

    Policemen. why are you so ? ifiko

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