Medical doctor gets court nod to serve media socialist, Mwanza, court documents via newspaper


Lusaka High Court Judge, Elita Mwikisa, has ordered that media socialist Mutale Mwanza, alleged to have traumatized a medical doctor with a gun, be served court documents by way of advertisement in a widely circulated daily newspaper.

This followed an application by the litigant, Dr Natasha Joyce Mulenga that Mwanza be served court process by substituted service as she had been elusive.

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This is in a matter Mulenga of the University Teaching Hospitals is seeking damages for alleged assault which reportedly left her traumatized.

Mulenga’s lawyer, Norman Siwila submitted that it had been difficult to serve court process to Mwanza since the matter was commenced on December 7, 2023.

Siwila said after several attempts, he managed to serve process at her home and the son acknowledged receipt of the same.

“That the defendant has been elusive and that all reasonable efforts to effect personal service have been made but have all not been successful,” he claimed.

Mulenga alleged Mwanza was holding a firearm during the incident which happened on November 5, in Lusaka’s Chainda area.

Mulenga stated that on the mentioned date while driving home, she found a broken down vehicle but by passed it.

The complainant said Mwanza while carrying a gun disembarked from her vehicle and started unleashing unprintable words, and also banging on the vehicle.

The plaintiff claimed to have suffered extreme trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, panic disorder, severe anxiety and sleep disorder as a result of the incident.

“The Plaintiff had to be placed on a mandatory 10 day medical leave due to diminished concentration and had to see a psychotherapist at the Adult and Emergency Hospital at UTH,” she said.

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