By ENOCK KADEMAUNGA
A POLICE officer in the case in which a 28-year-old Indian is accused of calling a Zambian man a “black dog” has told the court that sureties to the accused man are still at large.
In this matter, Patel Shahnawazy, a sales manager at SD Investment, is charged with one count of expressing or showing hatred, ridicule or contempt for persons because of race.
It is alleged that Shahnawazy, on April 24, uttered words verbally expressing or showing hatred, ridicule or contempt to Ian Chilenga wholly and mainly because of his tribe, place or original by saying that “you are a black dog”.
He denied the charge.
In the last sitting the court heard that Shahnawazy had fled to India and his sureties could not be found. When the matter came up, the State informed the court that the warrant for the arrest accused and his sureties had not yet been executed.
After meeting bail conditions Shahnawazy allegedly fled to India and his sureties are nowhere to be found.