Former Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Ronnie Shikapwasha (right) and freelance journalist Chanda Chimba III hug at the Lusaka magistrate’s court complex
Former Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Ronnie Shikapwasha (right) and freelance journalist Chanda Chimba III hug at the Lusaka magistrate’s court complex

The Lusaka Magistrate Court has found former Information Minister Lt Gen. Ronnie Shikapwasha, Freelance Journalist Chanda Chimba III, and former Ministry of Information Permanent Secretary Sam Phiri with a case to answer in a matter in which they were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission for two counts of Abuse of Authority of Office on matters relating to the publication of the Stand Up Zambia documentary.

In his ruling, Magistrate Hon. Obyster Musukwa has since placed the trio on their defence and they are expected to open their defence on 10th June 2016.

In this matter, former Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Ronnie Shikapwasha, his former Permanent Secretary Sam Phiri, and freelance journalist Chanda Chimba III are jointly charged with abuse of authority of office, unlawful publication and possession of property suspected to be proceeds of a crime.

The trio was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission on 9th January 2013.

This is contained in statement issued to the media by ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono.

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    • Has Chishimba Kambwili read this? ZNBC director – are you following events at the courts?

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  1. Ukusamwa! You thot Mambala in the name of RB wud be with you forever. See now, mwayamba kulila. Its a lesson to wud be offenders. Let them pay for abusing public resources. No wonder we are not progressing as a nation.

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  2. Govts change so civility is cardinal,next for real will be Richard mwanza from deadnbc,forward chabe

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  3. Yaba, arrested on 9th January 2013, found with a case to answer on 3rd May 2016, and expected to open their defence on 10th June 2016!… How long will the trial will run before sentencing or acquittal? Kuti mwalaba no mulandu umuntu acitile commit ka!.

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