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Chanda Chimba III jailed

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CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka
THE Lusaka Magistrate’s Court has slapped a two-year jail sentence with hard labour on freelance journalist Chanda Chimba III for producing a defamatory documentary “Stand up for Zambia” and disposing of property suspected to be proceeds of crime.
On Monday, Ndola principal resident magistrate Obbister Musukwa, sitting in Lusaka, convicted Chimba and acquitted his co-accused, former Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Ronnie Shikapwasha and his former permanent secretary Sam Phiri, of abuse of authority of office.
Lieutenant-General Shikapwasha, Dr Phiri and Chimba were jointly charged with abuse of authority of office, unlawful publication and possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime.READ MORE

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