By DELPHINE ZULU –
FORMER Information and Broadcasting Services minister Chishimba Kambwili has pleaded not guilty before a Lusaka Fast Track Court to three counts of traffic offences.
Kambwili who is being represented by Keith Mweemba of Mweemba and advocates, Caristo Mukonka of CM and Practitioners and Christopher Mundia of CL Mundia and Company took plea before Magistrate Brian Simachela yesterday.
In the first count, he was charged with an offence of knowingly being in-charge of a motor vehicle bearing a false registration mark contrary to section 29 (2) of the Road Traffic Act number 11 of 2002, which occurred on August 13, this year.
Kambwili was alleged to have on the material date, being the registered owner of a Jaguar number AOB 2949, was in-charge of the motor vehicle bearing a false registration mark CK 900 which was being driven by Chileshe Chileshe on Dedan Kimathi Road in Lusaka.
In count two he was charged with permitting the driver of a motor vehicle without a driving licence.
Kambwili allegedly permitted Chileshe to drive a Jaguar registration number AOB 2949 on a public road, when he was not a holder of a driving license authorising him to drive a vehicle of that class or description.
And in the last count the accused faced the offence of failing to display a certificate of insurance disc contrary to regulations.
Kambwili on similar dates being a holder of a certificate of insurance for motor vehicle namely a Jaguar registration number AOB 2949 allegedly did fail to display a certificate of insurance disc on the vehicle in respect of which the disc was issued.
The Magistrate read the offences and particulars to the accused person who appeared composed and was clad in a brown traditional shirt with white strips.
Trial has been set for September 21,this year.