- Daddy who killed his four year old son sentenced to 15 years in prisonPosted 1 day ago
- NGOCC disappointed the process to enact the new constitutionPosted 1 day ago
- President Lungu deserves support from all Zambians, says Bowman LusamboPosted 1 day ago
- Child marriage is a violation of children’s rights, says President LunguPosted 2 days ago
- President Lungu has no solutions to the Zambia’s economic problems, says FDDPosted 2 days ago
- GBV is both a health and a human rights concern, says Lucy JoycePosted 2 days ago
- 21 year old woman arrested for allegedly defiling a 15 year old boy in NakondePosted 2 days ago
- Zambian Actor Brings Hollywood to ZambiaPosted 2 days ago
- Drug Enforcement Commission arrests five people for money launderingPosted 3 days ago
- 162 cases of child sexual abuse survivors recorded at UTH in the month of OctoberPosted 3 days ago
Case involving UPND cadres to continue in magistrate’s court
- Updated: July 20, 2012
The Lusaka Magistrate Court has demised an application by the defence lawyers to refer the case in which a UPND cadre who is jointly charged with four others to the High Court for determination.
This is in a case in which Aaron Sililo Pumulo 35, Joseph Muzonda 48, Lemmy Mukoba 29, Patrick Ntalasha 28 and Newton Chisutu 30 are charged with idle and disorderly conduct contrary to section 178 (1) of the penal code of the laws of Zambia.
The ruling was to determine whether the matter should be referred to the high court for determination following some constitutional issues raised by defence lawyers such as breaches of Article 11 to 26 which relates to freedom of expression, association, assembly and movement.
Delivering ruling, Magistrate Lameck Ng’ambi told the court that the application was made prematurely because the court has not been given an opportunity to hear the facts.
Magistrate Ng’ambi then dismissed the application and ordered that the trial should proceed.
The state is calling eight witnesses and the matter has been adjourned to August 15 and 16, 2012 for commencement of trial.