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Kampengele found with case to answer

NANCY SIAME, Lusaka
FORMER Lusaka district commissioner Ashwell Kampengele has been found with a case to answer for using offensive language against Cabinet Office over termination of his employment contract.
Magistrate Lameck Mwale subsequently placed Kampengele on his defence when he appeared for ruling yesterday.
“I find that the State has established a prima facie to warrant placing of accused on his defence,” he said.
Kampengele, 50, of plot number 18 Villa West, in Lusaka West, denied using abusive language against Cabinet Office on how his contract of employment was terminated.
He is charged with one count of using insulting language.
It is alleged that on April 8, this year, in Lusaka, Kampengele used insulting language to Riford Sakala.
Section 179 of the Penal Code states that every person who uses insulting language or otherwise conducts himself in a manner likely to give such provocation to any person as to cause such person to break the public peace or to commit any offence against the person is liable to imprisonment for three months or to a fine not exceeding 450 penalty units or to both.
The matter has since been adjourned to October 15 for defence and Kampengele’s bail was extended.

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