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Defence ask court not to find Mukata, Charmaine with case to answer

LAWYERS representing Keith Mukata and his lover Charmaine Musonda in a murder case have submitted that the couple should not be found with a case to answer. In the submissions on no case to answer filed in court yesterday, the lawyers submitted that the prosecution had lamentably failed to prove any of the ingredients of the offence that Mukata and Musonda stand charged with.

“And in the premise, it is the duty of this honourable court to make a finding of no case to answer. We submit that the prosecution has not established a prima facie case for the offence the first and second accused persons stand charged with,” read the submissions in part. They stated that none of the witnesses tendered evidence that proved the charge against them.

“We humbly submit that none of the prosecution’s witnesses have tendered evidence that proves the charge leveled against the two accused persons,” the lawyers submitted. They stated that one of the witnesses submitted that there was nothing against Musonda and wondered why she was arrested in the first place.
The lawyers added that in the case of Mukata, the prosecution had lamentably failed to lay evidence to connect him to the shooting.
In this case, the duo is alleged to have killed a security guard Namakambwa Kalilakwenda at the Mukata’s law firm, AKM Legal Practitioners on May 6

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