President Michael Sata receives an affidavit from newly appointed Community Development Mother and Child Deputy Minister Ingrid Mpande at State House
FILE: President Michael Sata receives an affidavit from newly appointed
Community Development Mother and Child Deputy Minister Ingrid Mpande
at State House

The Lusaka Local court magistrate Pauline Newa has issued a warrant of arrest to former community Development Mother and Child Health Deputy Minister Ingrid Mulonda- Mpande after the accused failed to answer a contempt of court summon today.

Magistrate Newa directed the courts to issue the warrant of arrest this morning after the former Minister Mpande failed to answer the contempt of court case issued against her last Friday February 13th, 2015.

According to the copy of the warrant of arrest obtained by ZANIS at the boma courts this morning, Magistrate Newa directed that Mrs. Mpande be arrested for her failure to obey the summon C/S 17 (3) CAP29 .

“You are hereby ordered to apprehend the said person and produce him/her to without unnecessary delay before this court to answer the said charge or be committed to trial thereon and be further dealt with according to the law, ” read the warrant signed by Magistrate Newa.
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The former Deputy minister was last week summoned by the court to answer a contempt of court charges after she did not show up in a case of unlawful eviction of her tenant, Mrs Anne Mulubwa.

Mrs Mpande decided to her tenant from the farm house in Kasupe, Lusaka West after defaulting for a month without giving her due notice of 90 days as required by the laws of Zambia.

The tenant and her family had their household goods locked up with in the same house and warned not to step foot at the premises or else risk being charged for criminal trespass to even monitor their produce at the said farm

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10 COMMENTS

  1. It is unfair to expect a landlord to wait 90 days if their contract says one month notice. Zambians never pay rent in advance so if you give them three months notice that will mean they will owe you four months rent which they will go with free and never pay back. The courts should be reasonable not everyone builds a house from stolen money some of us work for it. Poor Ingrid is being humiliated now because she was in the Kaseba team.

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    • IS THIS BASHI NONO’S EX GIRLFRIEND ,
      ABASH LUNGU AND RB
      THIS WHY GUYS WE SHOULD GET RID OF RB AND LUNGU
      WE NEED OUR PF BACK PLEASE TO THE RIGHTFUL OWNERS NOT HIJACKERS AND AUCTIONEERS NONONO.
      GUYS LETS KICK OFF KAINGU ,MWALE ,MWANAKATWE ,KAFWAYA,MONDE,SIAUNENE ,CHINGHIMBU,LIMATA SPECIALLY THE TRIO THE HIJACKER BROUGHT IN WHEN PF MPS HAVE FOUGHT FOR THIS PARTY.
      PLEASE VIVA KALABA AND MWILA AND ALL MINISTERS AND DEPUTIES LOYAL TO SATA LEGACY.
      FLUSH OUT RB BEFORE THE BOAT SINKS LIKE MMD

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    • Your argument is fine except where you say it’s because she was in the former govt that’s why she’s suffering what you’re calling a humiliation. They’re after her because she didn’t appear in court the first time she was supposed to thereby making a mockery of our laws. No. When you’re summoned to appear in court, better show up otherwise it’s lock up.

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    • This law should be changed! How do you give 90days notice to someone who has defaulted and already owes you rent. Is there any sense in this. Some Zambians don’t really care when they haven’t paid rent or school fees. Yet one sees them driving posh cars. Banione syndrome. Living above their means! Then the lies start! This mentality needs to shift. We are getting deeper into it.

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  2. Nkembo go to school.
    Any landlord has no right to lock up tenants belongings in default of rentals JUST for ONE MONTH.
    Some former ministers were appointed in default by late Sata who had no regard for meritocracy. Times are changing and more to change since some current ministers can not even use a computer.

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    • This law should be changed! How do you give 90days notice to someone who has defaulted and already owes you rent. Is there any sense in this. Some Zambians don’t really care when they haven’t paid rent or school fees. Yet one sees them driving posh cars. Banione syndrome. Living above their means! Then the lies start! This mentality needs to shift. We are getting deeper into it.in fact were I the landlord I woul

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    • There goes an ***** who talks about the law ignorantly and thinks knowing how to use a computer is a sign of comptence

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  3. The former minister did not appear before the courts. She is being arrested for that. The 90 day issue should have been explained in court. No one should take the law in their hands. Some Zambians pay for six months in advance, by the way. This is sad but we should all learn that we operate in the Rule Of Law society.

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