MUTINTA MULAYE writes
A businessman of Lusaka’s Matero Township left the Boma Local Court disappointed after his allegations that a fellow businessman insulted him were thrown out.
This was heard in a case in which Collins Chanda, 35 sued Prince Malama claiming the latter insulted him after buying a suit from him.
Chanda told Senior Local Court Magistrate Mpundu Fwambo that
Last year in October, he sold a suit to Malama.
He said the following month, Malama called to tell him that he wanted a different suit from the one delivered.
“He told me he wanted a grey one and not the black one. I told him he could come and exchange it if he wanted. At this point he started arguing with me and insulted me,
“He insulted me badly and told me I can take whatever action I want,” Chanda said.
In defence Malama who denied the allegations told the court that he only shouted at him.
He said he got a grey suit from Chanda and gave him K50 for the suit to be taken to the laundry.
“After I got it back, I didn’t check it immediately. I later discovered that it was exchanged for a black suit that I didn’t choose at first,
“I shouted at him but not once did I insult him,”
He gave me a black suit that was even big and not the slim fit grey one I chose. I called him a thief because he gave me a wrong suit,” he said.
Chanda: Didn’t you insult me and told me I can go wherever I wanted?
Malama: I didn’t insult you but I called you a thief.
Chanda: Didn’t you insult my mother and my manhood?
Malama: No I didn’t
Magistrate Fwambo: Did you insult him?
Malama: We exchanged words and I shouted at him. All I said was that he was a thief and he’s from the streets because I was upset.
The court found that there were no insults on record and threw out the claim.