Gay Rights Worker Pleads Not Guilty

Asked by Magistrate Mupindu how he pleaded to the charges after they had been put to him by State Prosecutor, Memory Mukapa Mhambi, said he denied the charges that he was found in possession of pornographic material.

Mhambi is on trial on charges of possessing pornographic material in breach of Section 26 (1) (b) of the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act Chapter 10:04.

Prosecutor Mukapa tendered two exhibits to the court, a Digital Video Disc (DVD) entitled Truth or Fantasy, which the State claimed it contained pornographic material and a booklet, which was allegedly recovered from Mhambi’s office.

Mukapa led evidence from the State witness Detective Sergeant Charity Mankosi Sibanda who was part of the police team that raided the GALZ offices and allegedly recovered the pornographic material.

Mhambi’s trial will continue on July 05, 2010. The trial of Ellen Chademana, another GALZ employee will commence on July 07, 2010.