Court Appeal upholds Mukata’s death sentence

Court Appeal upholds Mukata’s death sentence

Mukata openly weeped as judge read out his judgement.

The court of appeal has dismissed Keith Mukata’s appeal of his murder conviction and death sentence.

The former UPND Chilanga lawmaker was last year sentenced to death by the Lusaka High Court for murdering his security guard Namakambwa Kalilakwenda.

Disatisfied with the High Court judgement, Mukata appealed both his sentence and conviction.

But Deputy President of the Court of Appeal Judge Chalwe Mchenga has dismissed Mukata’s appeal against his conviction and sentence.

Judge Mchenga who sat in Kabwe today threw out Mukata’s 14 grounds of appeal saying there was malice when he concealed the firearm.

In February 2018, High Court Judge Wanjelani sentenced Mukata to death by hanging for the murder of his security guard but acquitted his co-accused and lover Charmaine Musonda on all counts.

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