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Zambezi FM DJ found with case to answer

By CHALI MULENGA
LIVINGSTONE resident magistrate Chinkashi Chilingala has found Zambezi FM radio disc jockey (DJ) Danny Anakene with a case to answer for allegedly offering a K4,000 bribe to Livingstone town clerk Vivian Chikoti.
In his ruling delivered yesterday, Mr Chilingala said the State had established a prima facie case of corruption against Anakene which requires him to be placed on his defence.
“I have considered the evidence before this court, it is not the duty of the court at this stage of the case to weigh the evidence as to who is telling the truth but there is prima facie case against the accused person.
“I, hereby, find the accused person with a case to answer,” Mr Chilingala said.
This is in a case in which Akakene, 39, of house number DNB 111, Dambwa North in Livingstone, is charged with corrupt practices.
It is alleged that Anakene on a date unknown but between November 1, 2012 and December 31,  2012 in Livingstone, corruptly offered K 4, 000 to Ms Chikoti, as town clerk as an inducement for her to allocate him a piece of land in Livingstone, a matter or transaction that concerns Livingstone City Council, a public body.
And defence counsel Solomon Muzyamba told the court that Anakene would give sworn evidence and would not summon any witnesses.
Mr Chilingala adjourned the case to September 22 this year for defence.

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