12 people, among them a Headman, have appeared in a Lusaka Magistrate Court on the charges of gassing activities that affected the country. The accused are charged with 15 counts of prohibition of terrorism, aiding terrorism, abetting and conspiracy of terrorist acts or proliferation.
When the case came up, Lusaka Chief Resident Magistrate Lameck Mwale merely explained the charges to the accused as the offences committed are triable by the High Court. The accused are Bright Halwanza of Namwala District, Essau Zinene of Mwenadeci village, Thom Janala, and Derrick Mwiinga all bussiness men.
Others are Feston Mwanza, Village head man of Mulawo Settlement, Jabulani Phiri, Osward Hamalala, Charles Mungaila, Sydney Hakalinda, Elijah Mwiinga, Everisto Hamalala and a juvenile.
The accused are also charged with the offence of prohibition of terrorism contrary to the laws of Zambia. It is alleged that Halwanza and 11 others committed a terrorist act with the aim of causing death to 16 people.
This was done by releasing into the environment dangerous, harmful substance and toxic chemicals. Among the victims, who were allegedly gassed with dangerous chemicals are Martha Mazaba, Emmanuel Lwaisha, Brenda Tembo.
In other news – Vincent Mwale distributes hand sanitizer and soap in his constituency
Chipangali Member of Parliament (MP), Vincent Mwale has launched the distribution exercise of hand sanitizer and soap in his constituency as a way of mitigating the spread of the coronavirus. Mr Mwale said he will ensure that all markets and shops in Chipangali constituency have hand sanitizer and soap, to ensure that no one contracts the deadly disease.
He launched the distribution exercise at the local market where he donated assorted items for cleaning. And Mr Mwale said all health posts in his constituency will be stocked with soap and hand sanitizers, to ensure that members of the public maintain clean hands. Read more