By DELPHINE ZULU –
THE National Prosecutions Authority (NPA) says it might not call a pathologist to testify in a case where Lusaka lawyer Keith Mukata and his lover are facing a murder charge.
NPA deputy chief State advocate Mariah Bar Matandala informed the court yesterday that the prosecution was considering doing away with the testimony of the next witness, who is a pathologist, and was only expected back in the country in November this year.
“Unfortunately, we are unable to proceed today as earlier indicated, calling other witnesses before the pathologist as lined up might disturb the flow, we are trying to see if we could do without him,” she said.
This is a matter, where Mukata and his lover Charmaine Musonda pleaded not guilty to a murder charge before High Court judge Susan Wanjelani.
Mukata and Musonda are alleged to have killed a security guard Namakambwa Kalilakwenda at the former’s law firm, AKM Legal Practitioners, on May 6th this year.
And defence lawyer Eric Silwamba did not object and asked the NPA to use the provisions of section 191 a of the Criminal Procedure Code CPC, which was instructive in the circumstance.
The matter has since been adjourned to Thursday this week.