LUSAKA principal resident magistrate David Simusamba has sentenced National Democratic Congress party leader Chishimba Kambwili to two years with hard labour after finding him guilty of forgery and uttering a false document.

Magistrate Simusamba sentenced him to 12 months in the count of forgery and another 12 months for uttering a false document which sentences will run concurrently meaning Kambwili will only serve a year in prison.

Mr Chishimba Kambwili exits the holding cell to get on the Kasalanga truck enroute to prison.

This was in a matter were Kambwili was facing three counts of forgery, altering a false document and giving false information to a public officer.



  1. Their scheme of locking up those who are giving them headache for 2021 seems to be working, but will not succeed. Kambwili’s lawyers need not to be pleading, but appealing the matter right away. Who doesn’t know what is happening behind the scene?

  2. Thats politically motivated conviction. Nelson Mandela was convicted on politically motivated charges but that did not stop him from standing for presidency after he was released.
    Kambwili’s lawyers must go for 1 an appeal immediately 2 must work hard to show that the conviction is politically motivated. This is so that 1 Kambwili should not stay in prison any length of time 2 should not be bared to stand in elective positions in future including for 2021.

  3. That’s how authoritarian regimes opperate when elections are near. Take out real opponents and leave out surrogates , and those inconsequential parties to give a semblance of democracy. But authoritarian regimes don’t last, and their end is usually a sad sight. The Mugabe’s, Al Bashier’s, Kamuzu Banda’s , Sadam Hussein’s , Sha Reza Palavi and the list goes on and on. Whatever goes up must surely come down. The current situation in Zambia is not different. Change will surely come, with or without Chishimba Kambwili on the ballot.

  4. Why is it so hard to have a free and fair elections in Africa? Oohh…’s because of poverty, poverty is a common weapon that most dictators use to manipulate the rural voters aswel as the vulnerable.When elections a nearing,You will see lazy leaders that didn’t invest in developing and delivering campaign promises using money or materials to bribe and corrupt the voters,if this strategy fails normally they resort to abusing the law by using there authority to either prosecuting the opposition or intimidating the this case we have seen how our leaders have taken advantage of the poor masses using relief food to campaign in rural Zambia ,we have witnessed how the courts have been used to silence opposition leaders and we are seeing how citizens are being intimidated through the use of police force.Zambia needs to be liberated for the third time.soon people will be afraid to hear ambulance sirens.

  5. Ba chilufya Tayali mwabombeni , judas lscalliote sold Jesus and he ever enjoyed the money so as you.
    You will died like a sad man


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