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Four UPND cadres appear in court for malicious damage

General News Four UPND cadres appear in court for malicious damage

Luwingu District Magistrate Court has adjourned the case involving four United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres accused of damaging a Patriotic Front (PF) vehicle during the Lupososhi District Chairperson election last year.

This is a matter were four UPND cadres namely Simon Mwenya 42, Kenny Katuta 43, Kapiya Kantumbula 43 and Geoffrey Mulenga 25 of Location Township in Luwingu district are facing two counts of unlawful assembly and malicious damage contrary to the laws of Zambia.

The four appeared before Magistrate Kenny Nkundwe but the matter was adjourned to 13th February 2019 after the prosecution brought two witnesses.

It is alleged that on November 6, 2018, Mwenya, Katuta, Kantumbula and Mulenga jointly whilst acting together with others unknown did damage a vehicle Toyota Hilux registration number ALT 7216 belonging to the Patriotic Front.

The incident happened at Nsombo Village in Lupososhi district where the PF cadres were campaigning for their candidate.

The court heard that the visibly annoyed UPND cadres stormed PF members where they were conducting a meeting and damaged the vehicle’s windscreen.

The four accused persons are currently on bail.

Earlier, the accused wanted to have the matter adjourned in order for them to look for legal representative but magistrate Nkundwe objected saying the matter has taken too long.

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