Opposition UPND MP Garry Nkombo charged with murder

Opposition UPND MP Garry Nkombo charged with murder

garry-nkomboPolice in Livingstone have charged UPND Mazabuka Member of Parliament (MP) Garry Nkombo with murder which is non-bondable and carries a death penalty in the Zambian statutes.

Nkombo, who was the UPND campaign manager, appeared in the Livingstone magistrate court and police slapped him with the murder charge.

Mr. Nkombo’s charge on direct orders from president Michael Sata, arises from the death of the PF cadre who was allegedly hacked when the PF cadres attempted to invade the UPND camp.

With this charge, Mr. Nkombo will remain in detention for a length period as his case can only be heard under the High Court with instructions from an interested party DPP Mutembo Nchito.

Mr. Nkombo also had a physical confrontation with Western province minister Obvious Mwaliteta at the police station and is believed to be the one who lobbied to have Nkombo face the charge that carries a death penalty to settle scores.

Meanwhile, UPND Kalomo MP Request Muntanga and UPND Chairman for elections Ackson Sejani together with other cadres that were detained on Tuesday night were not presented before the courts of law despite clocking more than 48 hours in detention which is again the law.

It is so far not clear why these people were not brought to court and are currently being held in various cells in Livingstone.

And UPND member William Banda has had his cases dropped by the courts and is now a free man.
Others who received lighter sentences but released include UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s drivers and security personal who have been charged for obstruction.

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