Five Kaputa UPND cadres acquitted

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Five Kaputa UPND cadres acquitted

Kaputa October 31,2014,ZANIS—-The Kaputa Subordinate court has acquitted the five United Party for National Development (UPND) members who were charged with assaulting a Patriotic Front cadre.

This was after the PF cadre, Adam Mukoyo who had sued the five UPND cadres for assaulting him withdrew the case.

ZANIS reports that Mukoyo told Kaputa Magistrate Victor Mukupa that he had decided to discontinue the case.

State prosecutors also said they had no objections against the application by the complainant.

And delivering ruling, Magistrate Mukupa said he had decided to acquit and set free the five UPND cadres.

He said there was sufficient ground for the complainant to withdraw the matter.

The five UPND cadres Chilekwa Mpundu, Mubanga Chipampe , Harold Chansa , Davis Makungu , and Dowson Chansa were jointly charged with assaulting Adam Mukoyo, a PF cadre on April 11, 2014.

Meanwhile, the case in which Mukoyo is jointly charged with PF Kaputa District Political Secretary Boyd Chomba for conduct likely to cause a breach of peace has been adjourned to November 24,2014.

Magistrate Mukupa said this was in order to obtain a bench warrant of arrest for Chomba who has failed to appear before the court.

The Magistrate had earlier this month issued a bench warrant of arrest for Chomba who had failed to appear before the courts.

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