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Cop Testifies in PF Councillor’s Smuggling Case

A police officer yesterday narrated in the Ndola Magistrate Court how he arrested PF Kamba ward councillor Oscar Himanga and another ruling party official for allegedly smuggling mealie-meal to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This is in a case where, Himanga, 42 and Kombe Musonda, a PF official in Ndola, are charged with smuggling of mealie-meal which was found in a mini bus.

Himanga, who is also PF Ndola district youth chairman, and Musonda were arrested early on January 23, 2019 for assembling mealie meal for the purpose of smuggling.

The duo is alleged to have, jointly and whilst acting with others unknown, assembled 70 bags of mealie meal for the purpose of smuggling.

Police officer Gervis Mwamba, when testifying, said he found the two around 04:00 hours with bags of mealie-meal on the material day.

He testified before Ndola Principal resident magistrate Obbister Musukwa that at around 04:00hours while patrolling the border post in the company of five other police officers, he intercepted a Toyota mini bus registration number ALB 2270 which had bags of mealie meal.

Mwamba said he later decided to detain Himanga and Musonda for the offence of assembling for the purpose of smuggling and handed them over to the arresting officer who charged them with the subject offence.

During cross examination, the lawyers for the accused asked the arresting officer to state if there was a ban on mealie meal in Zambia. But he said there was none.

The defence lawyers were further not satisfied with Mwamba’s testimony about having arrested the duo from the border post and made an application that the court visits the area of arrest  to determine the officer’s testimony.

Senior Public Prosecutor Innocent Kamunga did not object to the application, but expressed concern that the state was not ready to move to the scene due to logistics.

The defense, however, objected and raised concern that moving the site visit to another date would prejudice their clients fearing that the state would alter what the witness said in court.

After listening to the defense and the prosecution, magistrate Musukwa adjourned the matter to next Monday when the court would move to the scene where the two accused were arrested.

10 Comments

  1. ECL is a buffoon

    ECL is a head of PF buffoons. Rot in hell you enemies of Zambia. You have done so much damage to the economy, treasury and social setup that it will take decades to recover from the same. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, I refuse to forgive you. What poor children are suffering under buffoon’s monkey business, so shall your children shall suffer, so shall you suffer till you die and go to hell.

    • ECL impeached

      ECL shall be impeached.
      K12.84 today
      K13.22 29/4/2019
      K13/78 2/5/2019

      K1,000,000 to 1 dollar Christmas 2019

      PF MPs join hands with opposition MPs to impeach the scourge from Zambian polity

  2. Alex

    Everyone is a thief now

  3. Wantop

    But why involving God in your unforgiveness,when we know that God is love and he first loved us when we were still in sin,Romans 5:8.so learn to forgive dear,you loose nothing

  4. KK

    Ecl is a buffoon. My brother or my sister, please do not use the name of our lord Jesus christ in that manner. Just say you cannot forgive whoever wronged you, but not to say ‘in the name of our lord’ . Remember, Jesus christ teaches us to forgive those who trespass against us. He even urges us to forgive our enemies. Indeed, You are entitled not to forgive, but do not say in the name of Jesus christ. Please take note, Your healing comes when you forgive others as well as yourself. May God bless you.

  5. Double Zed

    Dununa them back.

  6. Fisunge

    People of Zambia smuggling has not started 2day it was there even during Kaunda time in lukangaba kuwama area in Ndola it’s not lungu at least it’s just mealie meal those days it was everything including kerosene and diesel that’s when corruption started by the soldiers who were Manning the bush was lungu there don’t just condemn any how kale fyayamba nabakontololako bane

    • Jimmy Kaidah

      Bwafya mwa lungu now everyone in E C L government is a thief
      Chalo Bantu

  7. kaseba

    People still doing smuggling in kawama,Pamodzi & chifubu a bag 🎒 of mealie meal now at k109 tefitu.

  8. Commander

    This is what even caused more Satanism in Zambia, due of this stupidity pfool

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