‘UPND’ cadre in court


A 25-YEAR-OLD suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) cadre believed to be part of a group which beat up children and damaged property at Vice-President Inonge Wina’s private home in Nalolo, has appeared in the Mongu Magistrate’s Court and pleaded not guilty to assault and malicious damage to property.
The matter came up for plea before magistrate Derrick Chingumbe yesterday and Kwitu Kanyanga denied assaulting Mrs Wina’s relative, Gembe Ndumba, and damaging property in the house.
When asked whether he understood the charges, Kanyanga responded in the affirmative and pleaded not guilty.
Mr Chingumbe rejected Kanyanga’s bail application after an objection by the State on grounds that Kanyanga is facing other charges in Senanga.
Kanyanga is facing another count of malicious damage to property in Senanga for allegedly stoning a shop belonging to a Patriotic Front (PF) official.
Mr Chingumbe adjourned the case to December 6, this year, for commencement of trial.