CHAPTER 88 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE ACT: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Offences to be Tried by the High Court Order

Class of Offence for Trial by High Court

Criminal Procedure (Evidence of Plans by Certificate) Rules

Forms Prescribed for Admission of Guilt Procedure

Application

Criminal Procedure Code (Police Supervision) Rules

Criminal Procedure (Witnesses’ and Assessors’ Allowances and Expenses) Rules

OFFENCES TO BE TRIED BY THE HIGH COURT ORDER, 1973

[Section 11]

Arrangement of Paragraphs

   Paragraph

   1.   Title

   2.   Offences to be tried by the High Court

      SCHEDULE

[Order by the Chief Justice]

1.   Title

This Order may be cited as the Offences to be tried by the High Court Order, 1973.

2.   Offences to be tried by the High Court

The classes of offences specified in the Schedule hereto shall be tried by the High Court:

Provided—

      (i)   that where the accused is a juvenile, and the case is required to be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of section 65 of the Juvenile Act, this Order shall not apply; and

      (ii)   that this Order shall not apply in respect of offences committed prior to the 23rd day of March, 1973.

SCHEDULE

[Paragraph 2]

Offence

Section of the
State Security
Act Contravened

Espionage

3

Communication of certain information

4

Protection of classified information

5

Unauthorised use of uniforms, passes, etc

6

Interfering with persons on guard at protected places

7

Harbouring

8

Attempted espionage

9

[Sch am by SI 186 of 1973.]

CLASS OF OFFENCE FOR TRIAL BY HIGH COURT

[Section 11]

[Order by the Chief Justice]

GN 5 of 1962,

GN 172 of 1962,

GN 135 of 1963.

SI 277 of 1965.

It is hereby ordered that the classes of offences specified in the Schedule shall be tried by the High Court:

Provided that where the accused is a juvenile and the case is required to be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 64 of the Juveniles Act, this Order shall not apply.

SCHEDULE

Offence

Section of the
Penal Code
Contravened

Concealment of treason   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

44

Treason-felony   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

45

Piracy   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

73

Attempt by any person to procure abortion of a woman   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

151

Attempt by woman with child to procure her own abortion   . .   . .   . .   . .

152

Bigamy   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

166

Manslaughter   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

199

Infanticide    . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

203

Attempted murder   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

215

Attempted murder by a convict   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

216

Accessory after the fact to murder   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

217

Conspiracy to murder   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

219

Child destruction   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

221

Disabling in order to commit felony or misdemeanor   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

222

Stupefying in order to commit felony or misdemeanor   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

222

Any prescribed act intended to maim, disfigure, disable or do grievous harm to any person, or done in resistance to, or prevention of the lawful arrest or detention of any person   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

223

Preventing escape from wreck   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

224

Intentionally endangering safety of persons travelling by railway   . .   . .   . .

225

Attempting to injure by explosive substances   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

226

Maliciously administering poison with intent to harm   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

230

Aggravated robbery   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

231

Aggravated assault with intent to steal   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

294

Demanding property by written threats   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

295

Attempted extortion by threats or accusations   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

296

Procuring execution, etc., of deeds, or valuable securities by threats, violence, restraint or accusation   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

297

False statements by company officials   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

298

Casting away vessels, etc   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

325

Attempts to cast away vessels   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

332

Malicious injuries   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

333

335(2), 335(3)(a), 335(3)(b), 335(3)(c), 335(6), 335(7)(e), 335(7)(h)

Attempt to destroy property by explosives   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

336

Sending, etc., written threats to burn or destroy any building, agricultural produce or vessel, or to kill, maim or wound any cattle   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

364

Making counterfeit coins   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

364

Preparations for coining   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

365

Attempts to commit any of the foregoing offences, if not already specified   . .   . .

390, 391

Conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing offences, if not already specified   . .

397

Conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing misdemeanours, if not already specified

395

Section of
Roads and
Road Traffic
Act
contravened

Causing death by reckless or dangerous driving of motor vehicles   . .   . .   . .

199

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (EVIDENCE OF PLANS BY CERTIFICATE) RULES

[Sections 194 & 358]

Arrangement of Rules

   Rule

   1.   Title

   2.   Persons authorised to sign certificates

   3.   Form of certificate

[Rules by the Chief Justice]

GN 262 of 1960.

1.   Title

These Rules may be cited as the Criminal Procedure (Evidence of Plans by Certificate) Rules.

2.   Persons authorised to sign certificates

Any one of the following persons is hereby authorised to give a certificate for the purposes of section 194 of the Criminal Procedure Code, that is to say—

      (a)   any person licensed as a land surveyor under the provisions of the Land Survey Act; and

      (b)   any person registered as an architect or quantity surveyor under the provisions of the Architects and Quantity Surveyors Act.

3.   Form of certificate

A certificate given for the purposes of sub-section (1) of section 194 of the Criminal Procedure Code shall be endorsed on the plan or drawing, as the case may be, and shall be in the following form:

“I hereby certify that the plan (or drawing) exhibited hereon was made by me of (here specify the place or object) ........; that it was correctly drawn to the scale of (here specify the scale) ........; and (where applicable) that the direction of North in relation to the places or objects depicted hereon is clearly indicated.

...............................(Signature)

.........................(Qualification)

........................(No. of Gazette

notice notifying signatory’s licensing or registration, as the case may be)”

FORMS PRESCRIBED FOR ADMISSION OF GUILT PROCEDURE

[Section 221]

GN 252 of 1959,

GN 497 of 1964.

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE

FORM 1

[Section 221(1)(B)]

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT AND STATEMENT OF FACTS

In the Subordinate Court (Class ................ ) of .....................................

To:

Name ...........................................................

Address .......................................................

Tribe .......................................................

..............................................................

Village ....................................................

..............................................................

Chief .......................................................

Occupation ..................................................

District .....................................................

1. Charge

You are charged with the offence(s) of..................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
at (place) ............................................ on (date) ...................................................................
at (time) ...................................................................particulars whereof are set forth in the
Statement of Facts written on the back of this form.

2. Fixed Day

Proceedings in respect of this charge (these charges) will be instituted before the magistrate at the above-mentioned court on (date)....... (hereinafter called the Fixed Day).

3. Conditions for admission of guilt

If you admit the offence(s) referred to above and do not wish to appear before the court you may be relieved of the obligation of personal attendance under the following conditions:

      (a)   that you sign an Admission of Guilt form and deliver it to the Police at .................. Police Station; and

      (b)   that you deposit with the Police either—

      (i)   the sum of K .................... or one

      (ii)   property of such value as may be required by the Police to secure the payment within month of such fine as may be imposed by the court in respect of such charge(s).

Notwithstanding that you have complied with these conditions, the Magistrate may, in his discretion and for reasons stated, order your attendance before the court. You would be informed of such an order and there would be no need for you to attend unless notified provided you have complied with the above conditions.

4. Disposal of money deposited

If you deposit the sum of money referred to in paragraph 3 it will be used to defray whatever fine may be imposed by the court. If the amount deposited is insufficient to meet the fine you will be called upon to pay the balance and if you fail to pay this on demand, sufficient of your property may be seized and sold to pay the balance. If the fine imposed is less than the sum deposited the surplus will be returned to you if you will call at the Police Station not less than one day after the Fixed Day.

5. Disposal of property deposited

If you deposit property as stated in paragraph 3 (b) (ii) above it will be held for up to one month after the Fixed Day. If before the expiry of that month you pay the fine imposed by the court your property will be returned to you upon your applying at the Police Station. If you fail to pay the fine before the expiry of the month the property you deposit will be sold and the proceeds of sale will be used to defray the fine. If the proceeds of sale are insufficient to meet the fine you will be called on to pay the balance and if you fail to pay such balance on demand more of your property may be seized and sold as required to meet the balance. If the proceeds of the sale of the property you deposit are more than sufficient to meet the fine the surplus will be returned to you if you will call at the ........... Police Station not less than two months after the Fixed Day.

6. Remaining rights where Admission of Guilt signed

If you sign an Admission of Guilt and make a deposit in accordance with paragraph 3 above you will nevertheless have the following rights:

      (a)   You may by written notice addressed to the above-mentioned court withdraw the Admission of Guilt. Such notice of withdrawal must be delivered to the clerk of the court before the Fixed Day. In that case you must attend at the above court on the Fixed Day to answer the charge. The court may then proceed with the trial of the charge immediately or may adjourn the case for trial on another day. If you fail to attend at the court on the Fixed Day a summons may be issued against you and if such summons is not served on you within twenty-eight days thereafter the sum of money or the property you deposit, which will remain in the hands of the Police in the meantime, may be forfeited by court order. If you withdraw the Admission of Guilt and the charge is tried by the court the prosecution will not be permitted to prove that Admission against you or to cross-examine you about it.

      (b)   You may before the Fixed Day deliver to the Clerk of the above-mentioned court a written submission to the court setting out any facts which you may wish the court to take into account with a view to reducing the sentence. If you deliver a written submission in this way you will not be permitted by yourself or by your advocate to address the court further on the Fixed Day.

      (c)   You may attend the court by yourself or by your advocate on the Fixed Day and provided you have delivered no written submission under sub-paragraph (b) above you or your advocate may address the court in mitigation before sentence is passed.

NOTE 1-If you intend to consult a solicitor about the case you would be well advised to do so before the signing the Admission of Guilt or if you have done so, then before withdrawing the Admission or delivering a written submission in mitigation of sentence.

NOTE 2-If you are charged with an offence under the Roads and Road Traffic Act, you should note that the court may in addition to any fine imposed, whether after an Admission of Guilt or other disposal of the case, exercise the powers of suspension, cancellation, disqualifying and endorsement conferred upon courts by the Act.

NOTE 3-Deliver any letter or notice to—

The Clerk of the Court,

.......................................................Subordinate Court,

(Street) ............................................................................................

(Town) ............................................................................................

I, ............................................................................................, have fully understood the contents of the above notice (which has been interpreted to me).

Signed............................................................................................

(or thumbprint)

INTERPRETER’S CERTIFICATE

(Where applicable)

I, ............................................................................................, certify that I have this day interpreted
the above notice to .................................................................................................................................................................in the
............................................................................................language and, to the best of my knowledge and
belief, he has understood its meaning and signed (impressed his thumbprint) in my presence.

Signed............................................................................................

      (DATE STAMP)

Witness..........................................................................................

(to be signed by a prescribed officer)

Rank............................................................................................

STATEMENT OF FACTS

[Section 221(1)(b) Criminal Procedure Code]

If you sign an Admission of Guilt in respect of the charge(s) specified at the head of the notice printed overleaf and the court proceeds to hear and dispose of the case in your absence under section 221 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the following Statement of Facts will be read out in open court before the court proceeds to judgment. If you do not withdraw the Admission of Guilt the court will not hear any other statements on behalf of the prosecution with respect to any facts relating to the charge unless an issue has been raised in any statement in mitigation which you may have delivered and which requires further investigation. In this event the case will be adjourned to enable you to appear and call evidence as to the facts in dispute.

STATEMENT OF FACTS

Signed............................................................................................

(Rank)............................................................................................

(to be signed by a prescribed officer)

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE

FORM 2

[Section 221]

ADMISSION OF GUILT FORM

THE PEOPLE versus.................................................................

WITH REFERENCE to the charge of....................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
in answer to which I have been required to appear before the Subordinate Court
(Class ) ..........................................................................................................................
on the ....................................................20.... I hereby admit that I am guilty of the offence
charged and request that sentence may be passed in my absence. I deposit herewith—

      (a)   the sum of .......................................... and ..................... ngwee being the
maximum amount of the fine which may be imposed by the court (or, as the case may be, the amount fixed by the prescribed officer);

      (b)   ..................................................................................as security for the payment within one month, of any fine which may be imposed on me by the court.

Strike out (a) or (b) whichever is inapplicable

I have received a Notice and Statement of Facts relating to the charge referred to above (which has been interpreted and explained to me).

Signature.................................................................

(or Thumbprint)

INTERPRETER’S CERTIFICATE

(Where applicable)

I certify that I have interpreted the foregoing to the accused person whose signature appears above, and to the best of my knowledge he has understood its meaning.

(Signed).................................................................

DEPOSIT RECEIPT

RECEIVED:

      (a)   the sum of .............................................................................................. kwacha and ............................. ngwee; or

      (b)   .............................. the above-mentioned security.

(Signed).................................................................

(DATE STAMP)   (Prescribed officer)

Witness.................................................................

NOTES—(a) In no circumstances whatsoever is a member of the Zambia Police Force other than a prescribed officer to accept any sum of money the subject of this receipt.

      (b)   A receipt for the sum deposited, or any portion thereof, which is subsequently refunded should be obtained wherever practicable on the reverse of the triplicate copy of this form.

APPLICATION

[Section 221]

[Notices by the Chief Justice]

SI 10 of 1967,

SI 343 of 1968.

The offences set out in the First Schedule are hereby specified as offences to which the provisions of section 221 of the Criminal Procedure Code shall apply, and the offences set out in the Second Schedule are hereby specified as offences to which the provisions of section 221 of the Criminal Procedure Code shall not apply.

SCHEDULE

[Paragraph 2]

OFFENCES TO WHICH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 221 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE SHALL APPLY

Offences—

      (a)   created by sections 23, 25(10), 77, 83, 98, 160, 161(2), 177(b), 192, 193, 195 (1), 214 and 215 of the Roads and Road Traffic Act;

      (b)   against the provisions of the Roads and Road Traffic Act in respect of which no penalty is provided other than by section 241 of the said Act;

      (c)   against the provisions of the Roads and Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles, Licensing and Use) Regulations in respect of which no penalty is provided other than by regulation 26 of the said Regulations;

      (d)   against the provisions of the Roads and Road Traffic (Registration and Licensing) Regulations in respect of which no penalty is provided other than by regulation 28 of the said Regulations;

      (e)   created by the Roads and Road Traffic (International Circulation) Regulations;

      (f)   against the provisions of the Roads and Road Traffic (Construction Equipment and Use) Regulations in respect of which no penalty is provided other than by regulation 59 of the said Regulations;

      (g)   against the provisions of the Rules of the Road Regulations in respect of which no penalty is provided other than by regulation 19 of the said Regulations;

      (h)   against the provisions of the Roads and Road Traffic (Bus and Taxicab Drivers Uniform) Regulation, 1982, in respect of which no penalty is provided other than by regulation 5 of the said Regulations;

      (i)   created by sections 7 (1) and 14 (1) (a), (b) and (c) of the Broadcasting Act;

      (j)   created by section 82 (1) (a) (iii) of the Posts and Telecommunications Corporation Act.

[Am by SI 50 of 1986.]

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE (POLICE SUPERVISION) RULES

[Section 318]

Arrangement of Rules

   Rule

   1.   Title

   2.   Residential address to be notified

   3.   Identity book

   4.   Police supervisee to report

   5.   Time for reporting

   6.   Change of residential address

   7.   Manner of reporting

   8.   Officer mentioned in identity book to be informed of any report

   9.   Identity book to be produced

   10.   Surrender of identity books

   11.   Copy of Rules to be included in identity books

      SCHEDULE

[Rules by the President]

GN 397 of 1963,

GN 493 of 1964,

GN 497 of 1964.

1.   Title

These Rules may be cited as the Criminal Procedure Code (Police Supervision) Rules.

2.   Residential address to be notified

Every person subject to police supervision under section 318 of the Criminal Procedure Code, hereinafter referred to as a police supervisee, shall before the date on which he is entitled to be released from prison inform a prison officer of his residential address after his release.

3.   Identity book

On his release from prison every such police supervisee shall be issued by a prison officer with an identity book in the form of the Schedule, in which shall be completed the several particulars respecting such police supervisee, and further, there shall be endorsed therein—

      (a)   a certificate that the provisions concerning his supervision have been explained to the police supervisee in a language which he understands, which certificate shall be signed by a prison officer and interpreter, if used, or, in the absence of such interpreter, witnessed by a person who was present when such provisions were explained to the police supervisee and such explanation shall be acknowledged as understood by the police supervisee by impressing thereon his right thumbprint;

      (b)   the name of the place at which and the officer in charge of the police station, or the Administrative Officer, to whom he shall report.

4.   Police supervisee to report

Every police supervisee shall, on receiving such identity book as provided for in rule 3, report himself—

      (a)   immediately on his release to a police officer at the police station or to an Administrative Officer at the administrative office at the place of release;

      (b)   and then to a police officer at the police station or to an Administrative Officer at the administrative office specified in such identity book within seven days of his arrival at his residential address and shall declare to such officer his residential address.

5.   Time for reporting

Every police supervisee shall report himself to a police officer at the police station or to an Administrative Officer at the administrative office specified in his identity book at such intervals of time as may be directed by such officer.

6.   Change of residential address

Whenever any police supervisee intends to change his residential address to any other residential address, he shall notify a police officer at the police station or an Administrative Officer at the administrative office specified in his identity book not less than forty-eight hours before he so changes his residential address of the fact of such intention and of the address at which thereafter he intends to reside. Such officer shall amend the endorsement in the identity book of such police supervisee to accord with the change of residential address and shall, if necessary, specify therein the police station or administrative office to which he shall report. Every such police supervisee shall, within forty-eight hours of his change of residential address, report himself to a police officer at the police station or to an Administrative Officer at the administrative office specified in his identity book and shall notify to such officer his residential address and thereafter shall continue to report himself at such intervals of time as may be directed by such officer.

7.   Manner of reporting

Every notification of report required to be made by any police supervisee shall be made by him in person:

Provided that if from illness (the proof of which shall lie upon him) any police supervisee is prevented from making in person any notification or report required by these Rules, he may do so in any one of the following ways:

      (i)   in person, to any Administrative Officer or to any police officer residing in the township or Government station nearest to the place of his residence; or

      (ii)   in person, to the village headman or a member of the local authority exercising jurisdiction in the area in which he resides; or

      (iii)   by oral communication sent by a messenger, and production of the identity book to a police officer at the police station or to an Administrative Officer at the administrative office specified in his identity book.

[Am by GN 493 of 1964.]

8.   Officer mentioned in identity book to be informed of any report

In any case where a notification or report has been made under the provisions of paragraph (i) or (ii) of the proviso contained in Rule 7, it shall be incumbent on the person receiving such report to inform a police officer of the police station or an Administrative Officer of the administrative office at which such police supervisee should have reported, as soon as may be convenient, of the fact and date of such report.

9.   Identity book to be produced

   (1) On the occasion of every notification or report required to be made under these Rules, the identity book issued to the police supervisee making such notification or report shall be produced.

   (2) If any police supervisee loses his identity book, he shall forthwith report the loss to a police officer at the nearest police station or Administrative Officer in the district in which he resides and shall apply for a new identity book, which shall be issued to him with the necessary particulars entered therein.

10.   Surrender of identity books

At the end of the term of police supervision ordered by the court, the police supervisee shall surrender his identity book to the officer to whom he last reported, who shall forward the identity book to the officer in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, Zambia Police.

11.   Copy of Rules to be included in identity books

A copy of these Rules shall be printed in each identity book issued to a police supervisee.

SCHEDULE

[Rule 3]

POLICE SUPERVISION-CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE

[Sections 317 to 319]

Name.................................................................

Aliases...............................................................

Tribe or Nationality...........................................   Village or Town...................................

Chief or Local Authority...................................   District................................................

Criminal Records Office Reference......................................................................................

Order of police supervision made by.....................................................................................
Court at ......................................................................................on ............................... for a
period of .............................................................................years from date of his release from prison (see page 2)

(Page 1)

PHOTOGRAPHS

............................ Government Prison No. .......

(Page 2)

(Rule 3 (a))

To be completed by prison officer at prison of release

Date of release ........................... from Government Prison..................................................

Order of police supervision will accordingly expire on...........................................................

I certify that I have explained the requirements of the Criminal Procedure Code (Police Supervision) Rules to Police supervisee (name) ...........................................................................................................................................................................

in the .................................................................................................. language which he understands and acknowledges beneath. I have informed him that if he does not comply with them, he may be guilty of an offence and I have instructed him to report to a police/administrative officer (delete as applicable) at (place) directly upon his release and thereafter as instructed.

Address and destination.............................................................................................................

Right thumbprint

PRISON

DATE STAMP

Signature of interpreter/witness..................................................................................................

Signature and rank of prison officer issuing identity book...........................................................

........................................

(Pages 3 and 4)

Police supervise is hereby required to

report himself in accordance with the Rules annexed hereto, to a police officer at the police station or an Administrative Officer at the administrative office shown, at such intervals of time specified.

Intervals of time

To

Signature and rank of police officer, or Administrative Officer

...........................................

..................................

........................................................

...........................................

..................................

........................................................

...........................................

..................................

........................................................

(Pages 5 and 6)

CHANGE OF RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES

(Rule 6)

Date

To

...........................................................

...........................................................

...........................................................

...........................................................

...........................................................

...........................................................

...........................................................

...........................................................

(Pages 7, 8, 9 and 10)

REPORTS

Police supervisee ...................................................................................................................................................has reported at:

Place

Date

Signature and rank of police officer, or Administrative Officer

.......................................

.....................................

......................................................

.......................................

.....................................

......................................................

.......................................

.....................................

......................................................

.......................................

.....................................

......................................................

(Pages 11, 12 and 13)

SUPERVISION RULES

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (WITNESSES’ AND ASSESSORS’ ALLOWANCES AND EXPENSES) RULES

[Section 359]

Arrangement of Rules

   Rule

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Application

   4.   Persons entitled

   5.   Amounts

   6.   Travelling expenses

   7.   Submission of claims

   8.   Public officers

[Rules by the Chief Justice]

GN 6 of 1963,

GN 497 of 1964.

SI 63 of 1964,

SI 424 of 1968.

1.   Title

These Rules may be cited as the Criminal Procedure (Witnesses’ and Assessors’ Allowances and Expenses) Rules.

2.   Interpretation

For the purposes of these Rules—

“Registrar” means the Registrar of the High Court, a Deputy Registrar or District Registrar;

“witness” includes an interpreter who attends and interprets at any criminal proceedings.

3.   Application

These Rules shall apply to all criminal proceedings in the High Court and subordinate courts.

4.   Persons entitled

The following persons shall be entitled to allowances and expenses:

      (a)   witnesses and assessors who have duly attended at or for the criminal proceedings at the instance of the People, unless the Judge or Magistrate presiding at such proceedings shall, for sufficient reason, disallow the allowances or expenses of any such witness or assessor;

      (b)   witnesses who have duly attended at or for the criminal proceedings at the instance of any party, other than the People, when a certificate for the payment of allowances and expenses is granted—

      (i)   by the Judge or Magistrate presiding at such proceedings; or

      (ii)   if such Judge or Magistrate is not available for any sufficient reason, by the Registrar, in respect of proceedings before the High Court, and in respect of proceedings in a subordinate court by the magistrate presiding over such court at the time of the application for any such certificate.

[Am by SI 63 of 1964.]

5.   Amounts

   (1) The allowances for witnesses and assessors shall be as follows:

Class of Person

Minimum sum payable per day

Maximum sum payable per day

Professional persons, owners, directors or managers of businesses and expert witnesses

K250

K500

Clerks and artisans and per- sons of similar status:

K.150

K.350

Provided that the sum payable under class (b) shall not, unless otherwise ordered by the presiding Judge or Magistrate, exceed the sum of K75 per day if the witness has lost no wages or earnings or other income by reason of attending the proceedings, or where the period during which he has been away from home or in respect of which he has lost wages, earnings or other income by reason of his attendance does not exceed four hours.

   (2) The above-mentioned allowances will be paid during the time for which a witness or assessor is necessarily detained and for the time reasonably occupied in travelling.

   (3) No additional allowance will be paid merely because the witness or assessor attends in respect of more than one case on the same day.

   (4) If, in the opinion of the Registrar or magistrate to whom a claim has been submitted in terms of rule 7—

      (a)   a strict adherence to the above scales in any particular case would result in hardship, he may at his discretion increase the amounts payable; or

      (b)   a reduction in any of the allowances provided for by this rule is justified in any particular case, he may at his discretion reduce or disallow the amounts payable.

[Am by SI 177 of 1990.]

6.   Travelling expenses

   (1) In addition to any sum to which a witness or assessor may be entitled under rule 5, all witnesses and assessors provided for in rule 4 shall also be entitled to be reimbursed in respect of any expenses actually and reasonably incurred in travelling to and from the court, or for necessary accommodation and subsistence.

   (2) If, in the opinion of the Registrar or magistrate to whom a claim has been submitted for the reimbursement of expenses, the sums expended and claimed exceed what is reasonable, he may in his discretion reduce or disallow the amounts payable.

   (3) A witness or assessor who is entitled to claim travelling expenses under rule 6(1) shall be paid—

      (a)   thirty ngwee per kilometre where he uses his own motor car;

      (b)   ten ngwee per kilometre where he uses his own motor cycle.

[Am by SI 51 of 1981.]

7.   Submission of claims

For the purpose of determining the amount payable to witnesses and assessors under these Rules, claims for payment of allowances and expenses shall be submitted to and dealt with by—

      (a)   the Registrar, in respect of proceedings before the High Court:

Provided that any person wishing to submit a claim for the minimum sum payable to him under the provisions of rule 5, may submit his claim, together with his claim, if any, for expenses payable under rule 6, to a Deputy Assistant Registrar who shall have full power to deal with such claims, including the powers vested in the Registrar by Rule 6(2);

      (b)   the Magistrate who presided over the proceedings, in respect of proceedings in a subordinate court, or if he is not available for any sufficient reason then the Magistrate who, at the time of the submission of the claim is presiding over the court in which the proceedings took place:

Provided that any person wishing to submit a claim for the minimum sum payable to him under the provisions of rule 5, may submit his claim to the clerk of the court, who shall have full power to deal with such claim.

[Am by SI 424 of 1968.]

8.   Public officers

No allowances or travelling expenses shall be paid to public officers under these Rules:

Provided that any public officer who has attended any criminal proceedings for the purpose of interpreting any African language not ordinarily spoken in Zambia or any other foreign language, shall be entitled to the same allowances as any other interpreter under these Rules.

INDEX TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE

INDEX TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE

Section

ABATEMENT

of appeal   . . .

335

ABSENCE

of assessor at High Court   . ..

283

ACCUSED

conviction for non-appearance after adjournment

203(2)

entitled to copy of depositions of P.I
may apply for change of venue of trial.
change venue of trial-High Court may want bond
may be admitted to bail during P.I.
may be bailed during adjournment at High Court proceedings
may have copy of judgment
may question witnesses
may not be asked questions re previous convictions
questions re previous convictions
medical examination of
payment of fines in lieu of appearance in court

235
80(2)
80(5)
227, 231
281
170
205, 224
157(vi)
157(vi)
17
221

property found on
statement of   .
statement of at P.I.
statements, etc, to be supplied to
to be in bar unfettered
to be informed of intention to take deposition
to be present when evidence taken
to hear judgment unless personal attendance disposed of
to pay costs of prosecution
to plead to charge
to receive notice of additional witnesses
to sign his statement at P.I.
joinder of charges and counts
joinder of two or more
power of court to order payment of compensation by
when compensation ordered and subsequent civil suit
may be convicted of minor offence
may be convicted of attempt
when new evidence adduced by
when woman alleges she is pregnant
power to dispense with personal attendance of

179
290
228
258
272
238
191
168
172(1)
204
286
228
135
136
175
177(2)
181
182
294
306
99

ACQUITTAL

bar to further proceedings
bar to proceedings on same charge
of accused

216
138
206

ADDITIONAL

witnesses
witnesses for defence
witness for prosecution

243
293
286

ADDRESS

and name, refuse to give to police officer

29(1)

ADJOURNED

proceedings of High Court

281

ADJOURNMENT

not more than 15 days
to secure attendance of accused on plea of guilt in writing
non-appearance of parties after
of trial   .

202
99
203
156

of trial after P.I.
of trial at High Court
of trial because of refractory witness

250
273(5)
150

ADJUDICATE

at P.I.

232

ADVOCATE

may appear for accused
may appear for suspected person to be bound over
may prosecute

99
49
89(3)

AFFIDAVIT

of medical witness may be read as evidence
to accompany application for change of venue

259
80(3)

AGE

of witness to be recorded

196

AIRCRAFT

powers of police to detain and search

23

ALTERNATIVE

verdicts involving homicide of children
verdicts in charge of manslaughter
verdicts in charge of burglary
verdicts in charges of stealing and kindred offences
verdict in charges of rape and kindred offences

184
185
187
188
186

AMENDMENT

to order of recognizance
to information

132
273

ANALYST

Evidence

192

APPEAL

abatement of
against order for security for good behaviour
against order for costs   .
from subordinate courts
if no appeal where person under 18 years sentenced to corporal punishment only
by person in prison
further evidence in
limitation of
not entitled if case stated   
notice of time and place
number of Judges to hear
procedure on
procedure preliminary to
procedure for application to out of time
suspension of orders by lowers courts
suspension of sentence

335
51(2)
173
321, 334
330
323
333
322
349
326
334
325
323
324
329
330

APPEARANCE

power to dispense with on plea of guilt in writing
securing when plea of guilt in writing
non of parties after adjournment
when person bound by bond does not make
after issue of summons
contents of warrant   .
contents of warrant to be explained to accused
duration of warrant   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .
for breach of bond for appearance   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
how made   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .    . .
magistrate may require land-holder to assist in   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
of accused for non-appearance in court   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
of judgment   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .    . .
of witness on warrant, mode of dealing with   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
on warrant outside of local jurisdiction   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
person to be brought before court   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
warrant executed by police   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
warrant of, endorsed for security   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

99
99(5)
203
115 80 (3)
100
102(2)
107
102(3)
115
18
105
101
298
146
112
108
106
103

when consent of Director of Public Prosecutions required   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
without warrant by police officer   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
without warrant by police officer in charge station   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
without warrant by police officer delegating power      . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
without warrant by private person   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
without warrant by private person, disposal of   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
without warrant, detention of person arrested   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
8-Schedule:without warrant, police officer to report      . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
without warrant by police after arrest by private person   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
assistance to police and magistrate   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

85
63 26,
29(1)(4),
27
28
31
32(1)
33
34
32(2)
39

ASSESSORS

absence of at High Court   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
exemption from   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .    . .
High Court may exempt for a year   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
liability to serve   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .    . .
list of attending High Court   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
list of publication   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .
list of revised each year   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
list to be sent to High Court   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
may be excused   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .
non-attendance at High Court   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
opinions by   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .    . .
preparation of list of   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .
revision of list   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .    . .
selection of to attend trial   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
summoning of   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .    . .
summons to, form of   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .
to attend at adjourned sitting   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

283
264
269
263
270
265
266(5)
266(2)
267
271
297
262
266(1)
282
267
268
284

ATTACHMENT

objection   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

309

ATTENDANCE

disposal of personal, on plea of guilt in writing   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
securing personal, on plea of guilt in writing   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

99
99(5)

ATTEMPT

may be convicted of, although not charged   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

182

AUTREFOIS

Acquit   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
Convict   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

277
277

BACTERIOLOGIST

evidence of   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .   . .

192

BAIL

additional after first bail   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
amount of, and deposits   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
bond, additional conditions   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
in cases of appeals to court of appeal   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
may be granted during a P.I.    . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
pending confirmation of sentence   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
of detained persons by police officers   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
sufficient, order for additional   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

127
126
124
336
227, 231
13(1)
123
127

BINDING

over of complainant and witnesses at P.I.    . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
refusal to   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .    . .    . .

233
234

BOND

arrest for breach of   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .
bail, additional conditions   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

115
124

BURGLARY

stated, enlarging of time by the High Court   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
stated, High Court to determine question   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
stated, may be sent back for amendment   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
stated, subordinate court may refuse   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

351
344
347
343

CERTIFICATE

of M.O. evidence at P.I.   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

225

CHANGE

of venue may be granted by High Court   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

80

CHARACTER

evidence as to   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .

275

CHARGE

and evidence, variance   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
plea of guilt in writing-power to dispense with personal attendance   . .   . .   . .   . .
formal, to be drawn up and presented by police   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
offence to be specified in   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
each count to be a separate paragraph and described   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
mode in which offences are charged   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
after acquitted for separate offence   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
in cases of manslaughter involving homicide of children   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
in cases of manslaughter involving motor vehicles   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
in cases of rape and kindred offences   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
in cases of burglary   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .
in cases of stealing and kindred offences   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
in cases of treason   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .
amendment of   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .
frivolous or vexatious, compensation to accused   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
in P.I. to be read to accused   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
joinder of in information or charge   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
not proven   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .   . .
read to the accused   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .
to be read to accused at P.I.    . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
variance in evidence at P.I.    . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

213
99
90(5)
134
135(2)
137
139
184
185
186
187
188
183
213
174
224
135, 136
206
204
228
226

CHILDREN

alternative verdicts in offences involving homicide of   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

184

COMBINATION

of orders or sentences   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

12

COMMENCEMENT

of period for which security is required   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

53

COMMISSION

issue of   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .    . .    . .
power of magistrate to apply for   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
return of   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .    . .    . .

152
154
155

COMMITMENT

for want of distress   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .
in lieu of distress   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .

311
312

COMMITTAL

for sentence, procedure   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
for trail   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .    . .    . .
to High Court for sentence   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

218
231
217

COMMUNICATION

between spouses not in evidence   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

157(iv)

COMPANY

service of summons on   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

96

COMPENSATION

and costs   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .    . .
and expenses out of fine   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
property may be applied to pay   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
power of court to order accused to pay   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
recovered to be taken into account in civil suit   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
to accused on frivolous or vexatious charge   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .
to be specified in order   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

176
177
179
175
177(2)
174
176

COMPETENCE

of husband or wife as to evidence for the defence   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

157

COMPLAINANT

non-appearance   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .

199

to be bound over at P.I.   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

233

COMPLAINT

may be made by any person   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

90(2)

on oath before warrant of arrest issued   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

100

on oath before warrant of arrest for non-appearance   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .

101

to be in writing   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .    . .

90(3)

withdrawal of   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .

201

CONFIRMATION

of sentences   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .   . .    . .   . .   . .

9

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