Source: Kitwe Times
Musicain Robert Chunga popularly known as ‘Bobby East’ and his partner Ruth Inonge Mukanga On the 9th pleaded not guilty to production of a sexual video with intent to corrupt people’s morals.
Wrapped in a chitenge while looking composed, Mukanga, a former Miss National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) and human resource student told Lusaka magistrate Mwaka Mikalile after the charge was read out to her that she was not guilty of the offence.
Chunga who was wearing a black jacket and maroon shirt and looked collected equally denied producing the video which about two months ago, hit circulation on social media, resulting in the arrest of the ‘couple’ by the police.
Chunga 25, of house number 1551 Zumbo Crescent in Chunga Township in Lusaka and Mukanga, 21 of house number 398 A off Kafue Road in Makeni Township are facing one count of making or producing obscene matters or things contrary to the law.
It is alleged that Chunga and Mukanga in the month of June 2013 in Lusaka, jointly and while acting together, made or produced cinematograph films on a cell phone tending to corrupt morals.
When the matter was called up for allocation before principal magistrate Aridah Chuulu yesterday, it was allocated to Ms Mikalile.
Ms Mikalile later read out the charge to Chunga and Mukanga but they both pleaded not guilty.
This was after the State had informed the court that the two were present before court but instructions were still awaited from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
However, after the two took plea Ms Mikalile informed them that their trial would not start until instructions were received from the DPP.
Ms Mikalile has set October 31, this year as a date for mention and to hear whether or not the DPP would have issued instructions.