Opposition; United Party for National Development (UPND); Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata has been Sentenced to Death by Hanging by the Lusaka High Court, While his Co-Accused Charmaine Musonda has been Acquitted.


This is a Matter Where the duo are Alleged to have Murdered a Security Guard Namakambwa Kalilakwenda 63, Last Year an Employee from Men in Black Security Company Operating from AKM Legal Practitioners Owned by Mukata.


Delivering Judgement in a Packed Court Room, Lusaka High Court Judge Susan Wenjelani said there was Overwhelming Evidence by the Prosecution that Mukata Murdered the Deceased.


Judge Wenjelani said the Prosecution Failed to Prove a Case against Charmaine and therefore Acquitted Her.


In Mitigation; Mukata’s Lawyer Milner Katolo Pleaded that the Court Exercises Leniency on the Chilanga Lawmaker Considering that he is a Bread Winner with 5 Children and looks after an Old  Sickly Mother.

Katolo also Pleaded with the Court that His Client should be Sentenced and not Hanged.


Passing Judgement Justice; Wenjelani said she had Considered the Mitigation by Mr Katolo and therefore Sentenced Mukata to Death by Hanging.


FEBRUARY 28, 2018


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