Sympathizers of former Labour Minister Austin Liato brutally descended on journalists at the Lusaka Magistrate Court on Thursday.
The assailants who were in the company of suspected MMD cadres led the onslaught on journalist after Mr Liato appeared for plea.
Meanwhile Mr. Liato has pleaded not guilty to the charge of receiving stolen property.
This is after Mr Liato took plea before Chief Resident Magistrate Joshua Banda.
Particulars of the offense are that Mr Liato between September, 1 and November, 24 allegedly received 2.1 billion Kwacha knowing it was feloniously obtained.
He has however been granted 50 Million Kwacha cash bail with two working sureties in their own recognisance.
Mr Liato has also been ordered to surrender his passport to the court as part of the bail conditions.
Magistrate Banda granted Mr Liato bail following an applications by defence lawyer, Nelly Mutti.
Ms Mutti contended that Mr Liato’s charge was bailable and that he was of fixed abode.
Mr Liato is remanded in custody until he fulfills the bail conditions.