Kalaba, First Citizen president, faces contempt of court for commenting on active case


Police deputy Inspector-General, Milner Muyambango, has dragged Citizens First president, Harry Kalaba, to the High Court for alleged contempt of court.

Muyambango had sought leave of the Lusaka High Court to have Kalaba sent to prison for contempt of court for commenting on an active case.

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This is in relation to a matter in which the senior cop sued Ndola businessman, Floyd Malembeka, for defaming him by alleging that he was corrupt and unfit to hold public position.

In a statement in support of the application for committal, the deputy Inspector-General contended that Kalaba intentionally published an article on Facebook, in which he accused the plaintiff of abusing his office by locking up Malembeka, instead of paying off the debt for the tractor.

“The intended contemnor further went on accusing the Republican President of failure to order the Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate or dismiss him from his current position as deputy Inspector-General of police in charge of operations,” read the article.

He said the opposition leader in the same article demanded that the President issues an instruction to the security agencies to institute investigations against him.

Muyambango stated that the article was shared 32 times and 772 comments in just an hour of its posting on the contemnor’s Facebook page.

“The said article is prejudicial to the plaintiff and is aimed at impeding the fair hearing and determination of this matter,” he said.

In the main matter, Muyambango submitted that Malembeka, who was in a purported business of selling tractors, issued malicious words, injuring his character in society.

He said the two entered into a verbal agreement to purchase a Massey Ferguson tractor plough and trailer at a cost of K400,000 and that the agreement was that after a 50 percent payment, Malembeka would release the said equipment.

Muyambango alleged that in breach of the oral agreement the defendant (Malembeka ) only released the tractor and plough and failed to release the trailer and papers for the said equipment .

Muyambango stated that representative from Amarat Afghan Investment Limited produced court documents under cause no.2023/hp/1416 in which Malembeka and Inter Fertilizer Commodities Limited were sued with the litigant claiming the retain of four tractors including the one he purchased from the defendant.

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