‘Kachingwe Is Not A Credible Witness’

From the evidence Major Richard Kachingwe has adduced in court in the on going trial of Zambia’s former president Rupiah Banda regarding an alleged US$2.5 million oil contract with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, it is clear that the witness not only has his fingerprints embedded in this whole deal but his DNA is splattered all over it as well.

The former High Commissioner to Malawi and one time Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria was in the witness box for what may only be termed the equivalent of three days, having first gone on the stand under oath 82 days ago and standing down at 15:28 hours local time on Friday July 12, 2013. For the most part however, Kachingwe chose to be evasive especially in cross examination by the defence to the extent that that he admitted misleading the court in his testimony.