CHIENGI Independent Member of Parliament GIVEN KATUTA has pleaded not guilty to the charge of Threatening Violence.
Mrs. KATUTA took plea before LUSAKA Resident Magistrate IDAH PHIRI.
Facts before the court are that on July 21st, Mrs. KATUTA in LUSAKA allegedly screamed at Times of ZAMBIA Journalist HENRY CHUNZA, spat in his face and manhandled him.
This was allegedly in an effort to force Mr. CHUNZA to delete Mrs. KATUTA’s pictures after she was suspended from the National Assembly by Speaker NELLY MUTTI on the material day.
Magistrate PHIRI has adjourned the matter to October 16, for commencement of trial.
Mrs. KATUTA was arrested on August 21st and is currently on police bond.
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