Masumba found with a case to answer over the NIPA certificate

North Western Province Minister and Mufumbwe Member of Parliament (MP), Steven Masumba, has been found with a case to answer in a matter where he is accused of obtaining pecuniary advantage through false pretences by a Lusaka Magistrates’ court.
Magistrate, Wilfred Muma, who has since put Mr Masumba on his defence said he considered the evidence brought before the court by the prosecution team and was satisfied that the state had established a prima facie case against Mr Masumba.
However, Mr Masumba’s lawyer, Mutakela Lisimba, asked the court to grant the accused person at least a one month adjournment so that the defence could have enough time to prepare.
As the state prosecution team from the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) could not ague any more, Magistrate Muma later set March 11, 2013, for the commencement of defence in the matter.