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Kazungula farmer appears for murder

CHALI MULENGA, Livingstone
A 34 year old peasant farmer of Kazungula has appeared in the Livingstone Magistrate Court for allegedly murdering a taxi driver in Livingstone and getting away with his car.  
This is in a case in which Carlos Nkandu of Chibaka Village in Chief Musokotwane’s area in Kazungula district is charged with two counts namely, aggravated robbery and murder.
It is alleged that, Nkandu, on June 9 this year in Livingstone armed with an offensive weapon namely a shot gun, jointly and whilst acting together with another unknown person, robbed Kelvin Musole of a motor vehicle Toyota Corolla Fielder registration number ALX 529 valued at K40, 000.
In the second count it is alleged that Nkandu on the same date murdered Musole in Livingstone.
Livingstone Resident Magistrate Chinkashi Chilingala read out the charges to the accused person and asked him whether he had understood the charges or not.
In response the accused told the court that he had understood the charges.
Mr Chilingala told the accused that the charges were only tried by the High Court adding that he would only appear before the court to wait for instructions from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
“You have just appeared before me for the explanation of the charges and you will continue to do so until the instructions are received from the DPP,” he said.
Mr Chilingala said the case would only be committed to the High Court after receiving instructions from the DPP.

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