Villagers, father defend ‘refugee’ MP

Mulilafunda villagers stormed Kaoma Magistrate Court when newly elected Member of Parliament, for Mangango Constituency in Kaoma District, Robert Taundi Chiseke appeared in the court on Wednesday 12thOctober 2011 to face charges, according to the Zambian Inquirer.

Chiseke who was in custody arrived at court under heavy security. He was later joined by his lawyer, Hobday Kabwe from Hobday Kabwe & Co, and Chiseke’s father, who was openly showing his green National Registration Card (NRC).

Chief Mutondo of the Nkoya people, who also presides over smaller tribes including the Chokwe people in whose jurisdiction Mangango Constituency falls, sent a high powered delegation of villagers headed by Headman Matanda.

Outside court, the villagers sang songs demanding to be deported to Angola.

Chiseke is facing two counts;

Under the National Registration Act, the State is accusing Chiseke of giving false information to a public officer when he was obtaining an NRC in 1978 contrary section 13, 1 (c).

Chiseke is also accused of also obtaining a green NRC under false pretences contrary to the penal code.

The Kaoma Magistrate gave Chiseke court bail with two working sureties. Chiseke attended the opening of the First Session of Eleventh National Assembly on Friday.

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