Sesheke Member of Parliament, Romeo Kang’ombe, has been found guilty and convicted on charges of assault and abduction of Police Officers and will be sentenced on April 12, 2021.
Chinsali Senior Resident Magistrate, Julius Malata has also revoked the bail for Mr Kang’ombe and will be in custody awaiting sentencing on Monday, next week.
This is in a matter in which Mr. Kang’ombe was facing four counts of abduction and assault of two Police officers contrary to the laws of Zambia.
The court found Mr Kang’ombe guilty on three counts and acquitted him on one count when he appeared for judgement this month.
Magistrate Malata however, reserved sentencing for April 12, next week because the defense lawyers were not present in court.
He further said the prosecution team failed to prove the charge of assault in count one however, proved the case beyond any reasonable doubt in count 2, 3 and 4.
“The court has found the accused person not guilty with regards to count one and acquit him accordingly. However, the court finds the accused person guilty in count 2, 3 and 4 and convict him accordingly,” said Magistrate Malata.
Magistrate Malata said the court could not proceed to pass judgement because the defence lawyer was not available to mitigate for the convict.
He added that the defense lawyer, Mulambo Haimbe did not file any document to inform the court why he was not available to represent his client.
Magistrate Malata adjourned the matter to April 12, to allow the defense lawyer Mulambo Haimbe to travel to Chinsali and mitigate for the convict before being sentenced.
It is alleged that the accused person whilst acting with others unknown in Lavushimanda district of Muchinga province did abduct and assaulted two police officers who were assigned to facilitate the smooth passage of the United Party for National Development President Hakainde Hichilema and his entourage.
Mr Kang’ombe in the first charge faced two counts of abducting Sergeant Innocent Mwale and Constable Chinyama Chipango of Mununga police post on October 14, 2020 contrary to section 256 of the penal code Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.
He is in the second charge facing two counts of assault of the two police officers contrary to section 250(b) of the penal Code.
Mr Kang’ombe was on a K200, 000 bail in his own recognizance with two sureties who are residents of Chinsali district, which has since been revoked.
Mr Kang’ombe is being represented by the law firm, Malambo and Company of Lusaka.
“ONLY A T.ONGA MUST LEAD UPND” says Sejani. Mr Kangombe is a sacrificial lamb for HH. He will be languishing in prisons and his family will be missing him and suffering while HH will be enjoying himself in the comfort of his home, is it worth sacrificing your freedom and life outside prisons for this small god of UPND????. Mr. Kangombe your political career is ruined forever with this criminal record on your head. This is typical of UPNDits behaviour.” IT IS NOW TIME FOR A T.ONGA TO RULE” says Daniel Munkombwe.
WHAT BLOODI NONSENSE….. WE ALL COMDEMN VIOLENCE AND IT SHOULD BE ACTED ON … THE PROBLEM IS
2 SETS OF RULES HERE 1 FOR Pff AND THEN THE REST… IT IS THAT OBVIOUS AND THAT IS THE ISSUE
THE JUDICARY NEEDS A COMPLETE OVERHAUL WHICH IM SURE WILL BE A PRIORITY AFTER AUGUST
If it was really true, then the Youngman had gone too far. A juvenile prison may be his best bet.
If I were him , I would defect to PF today…..
Not too late to defect …ask ba Kakoma and ba Kambwili.
The mayor of Kitwe Mr. Kangombe will be the MP Kamfinsa contituency soon. Better in the plea you ask for a transfer to Kamfisa prison. Your name sake may find a way of getting you better treatment .
The law is supreme in Zambia. Thank you to the courts for using the law fairly. There are no sacred bodies here. Crime was committed and the criminal will serve the time. This is great development.
Right now I am having late lunch after successful filing by ECL this morning. Just thanking God for my life
So while this guy goes to prison, HH will be going to sleep in his king-size bed.
Its fine to be Patriotic. But don’t do stupid things to please any political leader, whether its PF, UPND, MMD…. etc.
Now he will regret, wishing he had not gone too extreme to pay the price. And it’s the end of his political career.
How about the one who beat police officers at force headquarters and even went as far as producing a gun and stealing money for those officers? These are double standards being exhibited with our courts of law. It seems that there are two sets of laws, one for PF surrogates and one for the rest, What have we done to deserve this?
Politically motivated, don’t worry Romeo Kang’ombe, you will receive a Presidential pardon when HH is sworn in on 14 August. Remember Sata also released his driver when he became President.
His brother defected to the PF yesterday, what is holding this Kang’Ombersley guy kanshi?
Read between the lines, your lawyer has abandoned you. Wake up.
And why was Emmanuel JayJay Banda not prosecuted for attacking police officers right at their station? Justice should apply equally
I know of a public figure who has reportedly assaulted several people and has gone scot free. It is actually shocking to realize what he has gotten away with
Getting sentenced for assault, fair enough. How about all the corruption scandals and other atrocities committed by PF.
What Dr Sishuwa wrote, the writing is on the wall. Zambia heading towards a banana republic
Zambia is a landlocked country unlike other countries who have escaped for better life. Let’s see what these PF monkey sympathisers will have to say when Zambia becomes the next Zimbabwe and living under dictatorship
I also support that umwaiche Romeo defect to PF tomorrow at 2pm. Ba Edgar, the humble one, please pardon the young man.
Please HH offer Romeo to PF free of charge today, so he get freed on Friday.
UPND is overwhelmed with MP applications, they will find replacement.
I feel sorry for the young man coming up politician. You have sacrificed your life for YOUR part. How sad and painful it is.I would have loved such a young man to go far in politics not old demagogues i see. Man do not take the law in your own hands.
This is the reasoning in the UPND camp. If someone commits a crime and goes scot free, we should also commit a crime and we would go scot free. So if a PF cadre takes a sh!t in the middle of the road and goes free, we should also do the same. Unfortunately that is not how things work. Intelligent people as the way UPND claim to be should learn to set themselves apart. In bemba ther is a gay called “mulinganya mapuli…
With Elections 4 Months away from August 12 that is what PF would like to Happen HH. PF is desperate to have HH convicted for a Crime in Court. Then as a Criminal Convict HH’s Name would be removed from the Ballot Paper and leave ECL to win the 2021 Election alone. That’s why Edith Nawakwi the PF Surrogate has been pushing the Hatembos to appeal to Appleal Court the Farm Case. ECL knows that in a free and fair Election HH would win against him. That is why ECL is trying to win the 2021 Election thru Hook or Crook. Zambians on August 12 need to vote wisely otherwise they will be committing suicide if ECL is given another 5 year illegal and unconstitutional Third Term. The writing is on the wall.
This guy knew his conviction long before, I remember him telling us that he wouldn’t stand as MP but will be busy campaigning for HH, yeah campaign for in prison!
IT’S A PITY HE IS UPND….HAD HE BEEN PF HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ACQUITTED!
Selective justice here. Had it been a PF foool he would be free.
KCI that is why I always say we need a better opposition than the UPND. We need an educated opposition with manners kikiki. UPND are PF, but with frustrations in their souls.
1D!0T ABOVE STATED THE LAW IS SUPREME IN ZAMBIA THAT IS TRUE BUT NOT FOR THE (Pf) PARIOTIC FOOLS
THE REST ARE SUBJECT TO JUNGLE LAW
EVEN BAIL WAS WITHDRAWN WHY ???????????????????
EVEN THE CONSTITUIONAL COURT ?? BUT WILL RESERVE THAT COMMENT WHEN AGAIN THE CASE AGAINST THE PRESIDENT GOES BEFORE THEM AGAIN
AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME……..
Meanwhile Jay J who battered senior officers like pinatas at Police H/q in Lusaka is free even to contest the elections ….this boy’s mistake who winning Sesheke seat. He never stand for another seat again once convicted.
1Dl0T ABOVE STATED THE LAW IS SUPREME IN ZAMBIA THAT IS TRUE BUT NOT FOR THE (Pf) PARIOTIC F00LS
THE REST ARE SUBJECT TO BUSH LAW
EVEN BAIL WAS WITHDRAWN WHY ???????????????????
EVEN THE CONSTITUIONAL COURT ?? BUT WILL RESERVE THAT COMMENT WHEN AGAIN THE CASE AGAINST THE PRESlDENT GOES BEFORE THEM
AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME……..
Tikki I agree that the f00l above your comment is an idlot. Indeed tarino is an idlot
He will be campaigning dressed in yellow overalls
kikiki IF YOU KNOW YOU KNOW
where are the bees,we need to send them eenough is enough.
Bantustan savage caged!! You got what you deserved for following your mindless tribal god blindly, twit!!
Now I know …Jay Jay is a sacred cow.
@ Kaizar Zulu hahaha ati this is a great development, day made. On a serious note I don’t know why people engage in such careless ways of politics, now he’s been arrested and those he tried to please will remain outside enjoying their peace and freedom with their families. What a waste of time!!!
Since prisoners are allowed to vote now this will be a blessing as he will manage to convince all prisoners to vote for HH in August. Unless there is an appeal coming which will see him out on bail until the appeals are exhausted.
Dont worry convicts are allowed to vote…oh as for your lawyer not appearing…well lets say he is in a running battle to be adopted for Lusaka central…so you come as an after thought… go in reflect on your actions and learn to put aside emotion from your political beliefs….may you have peace in this hour
Its good to understand the terrain you’re treading on especially when the odds at all times places you at a disadvantage. In all turns Gorge Orwell’s observation of equality between animals holds true!
Did Kangombe ever think he could win against the police, he must have been crazy or mad or stupid how could someone be sinking so low in his thoughts I have never seen anyone normal person do such a stupid thing.
The uniform of a police man is authority in itself wear a police uniform every one becomes your subject law is above every human being no matter what he has acquired in society, the law is feared by presidents and every citizen in any country you don’t just stand against the law, if you do you are confused or with out brains in your head.
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