Zambian Politician Sentenced To Death After He Killed A Guard While Fighting With His Girlfriend

at 12:45 PM, 1/03/2018 (1 year ago)
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A popular politician will die by hanging after he killed a man who tried to separate a fight between him and the girlfriend. A Lusaka Court has sentenced a prominent opposition politician to death for killing a guard who tried to mediate in the politician’s fight with his girlfriend.
 Keith Mukata, a Zambian politician shot the guard dead as the latter was attempting to separate him from a girlfriend the politician was fighting with.
“The Lusaka High has sentenced Chilanga UPND Member of Parliament, [Keith] Mukata to death by hanging after finding him guilty of murder.” Mukata’s co accused and girlfriend Charmane Musonda, was acquitted due to lack of evidence.
 
The duo was arrested on May 6, 2017 for allegedly shooting to death the security guard, Mr Namakambwa Kalilakwenda. Lusaka High Court Judge Susan Wanjelani was quoted saying there was overwhelming evidence that Mukata killed his security guard.
 
In mitigation Mukata, also a lawyer, asked for a lesser sentence as he was a first offender and has numerous responsibilities. But the judge said there was sufficient evidence that he had intention to kill his security guard.
 
After she delivered judgement in a fully parked court room, there was a chorus of wailing by Mukata’s sympathisers. Zambia has not hanged any convict after the Frederick Chiluba’s regime which ended in 2001, but still maintains the death penalty in its statutes.
 
The sentence has invoked social media comments with some people, including zzaro Skylar expressing awe.In @Skylar_rue, “Death by hanging. How sad, I didn’t see this ending this way for Keith Mukata.’
CHIMWEMWE KHUNGA said in his tweet:
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“I thought Keith Mukata will be pardoned considering he’s stay in parliament when other opposition lawmakers left parliament during the presidential address.”

Ngularr said in her tweet: This is too sad. Guilty or not I really did believe he would get off on a technicality or get a lighter sentence i guess the evidence was overwhelming.

Published at: 12:45 PM, 1/03/2018 (1 year ago)
Author: CLARA JANCITA
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slimber at 01:01 PM, 1/03/2018 (1 year ago)
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Chaiii Mr next world you will be very careful
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cypanyahucha at 01:31 PM, 1/03/2018 (1 year ago)
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What a wasteful life?
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MOnkey at 01:33 PM, 1/03/2018 (1 year ago)
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Match March Bells



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fineboy77 at 04:25 PM, 1/03/2018 (1 year ago)
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In Nigeria,the case will be swept under the carpet
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SOGaiya at 11:25 PM, 1/03/2018 (1 year ago)
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death is death n die n die
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nature7888 at 08:55 AM, 2/03/2018 (1 year ago)
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Sad, what an end. Young man
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nature7888 at 08:57 AM, 2/03/2018 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: fineboy77 on 04:25 PM,  1/03/2018
In Nigeria,the case will be swept under the carpet
You think so?
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