Monze man 33, arrested for being possession of a Pangolin

By Staff Reporter

A 33-year-old man has pleaded not guilty before the Monze Magistrate Court for unlawful possession of a live Pangolin contrary to section 130(1) and 98 of the Zambia Wildlife Act number 14 of 2015.

ZANIS reports that appearing before Magistrate Leah Kabalata was Waiter Mwiinga, a fisherman from Hanyimbo village in Chief Munyumbwe’s Chiefdom in Gweembe District.

Facts before the court were that on May 22, 2019 in Monze District, Mwiinga jointly and whilst acting with persons unknown, had in their possession a protected animal, namely one live Pangolin without a certificate of ownership issued by the Director General of the National Parks.

Magistrate Kabalata adjourned the matter to June 5, 2019 for trial.

In another case, a 38-year-old man has pleaded not guilty for allegedly stealing K35, 000 and assaulting a police officer in two separate counts.

Appearing before Magistrate Leah Kabalata was Ackson Kufa, a transporter from Sibusu village in Chief Monze’s area in Monze.

In the first count, Kufa is accused of stealing K35, 000 contrary to section 272 of the Penal Code chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Facts before the court were that between April and June 2018, Kufa did steal K35, 000 the property of Precious Siamwanza.

In the second count, Kufa is accused of assaulting a police officer contrary to section 250(b) of the Penal Code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

Facts before the court were that on November 30, 2018, in Monze, Kufa assaulted a police officer, Constable Keith Mumbi, occasioning actual bodily harm.

Magistrate Kabalata also adjourned the matter to May 31, 2019 for trial.