By ADRIAN MWANZA –
THE Lusaka magistrate court has set May 4, 2016, as the date for commencement of trial in the theft of motor vehicle case involving former Africa heavyweight boxing champion Joseph “No pressure” Chingangu.
Lusaka Magistrate Nchimunya Simaubi said May 4, this year, would be the date when trial will start after the case failed to take off twice due to the State’s hiccups.
He said the trial should commence and that witnesses in the case should be present.
“I have set May 4 as the date for this trial to start and I’m sure by then, the State will be ready with their witnesses,” he said.
Yesterday, Chingangu appeared before Mr Simaubi for mention over the alleged theft of the property belonging to a Chinese national.
Mr Simaubi read the charges to Chingangu, who pleaded not guilty, and told him that the trial would commence on the stated date.
This is in a matter where Chingangu, 46, is accused of theft of a motor vehicle, a Toyota Probox registration number ALH 7159 valued at K32,000 and other assorted goods worth K156,752 belonging to Peng Teng.