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Tayali testifies against Kambwili

CHILUFYA Tayali yesterday told the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court that he did not know the documents that Chishimba Kambwili forged and uttered and the registrar whom he gave false information.

 

Tayali, the Economic and Equity Party (EEP) president, is the complainant in a case where Kambwili, the Roan PF member of parliament and National Democratic Congress political consultant, is facing three counts of forgery, uttering a false document and giving false information to a public officer.

 

Kambwili was initially charged with forgery and uttering a false document but yesterday before trial could commence, a third count was added, prompting principal resident magistrate David Simusamba to order the accused to take fresh plea of which he denied committing the offences.

 

Tayali, however, told the court that he did not know the person who received the information from Kambwili after defence lawyer Keith Mweemba asked him to tell the court the documents which the accused forged, uttered and the name of the registrar whom he allegedly gave false information.

 

He said he did not draw the indictment, adding that competent witnesses would testify on those issues. Earlier, Tayali narrated how he was availed with information by his informers whilst working at his NGO, The Zambian Voice, that Kambwili had a company that was doing business with Mopani Copper Mines, namely Mwamona.

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