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