(By Charles Tembo in Luanshya)
THE State has entered a nolle prosequi in the case Chishimba Kambwili and 11 others were charged with unlawful assembly. When the matter came up before Ndola Principal resident magistrate Obster Musukwa sitting in Luanshya, Kambwili and 11 others were before court. Senior State advocate Fanny Tembo informed the court that the State was discontinuing the case against Kambwili and his co-accused.
“We have fresh instructions and the instructions are to discontinue the matter against the 12 by way of a nolle prosequi,” Tembo said.
Magistrate Musukwa then discharged Kambwili and 11 others, who are Avic International workers that had approached the former Roan lawmaker to address them over low salaries and poor conditions of service in their company.
“Upon receipt of the instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions, this matter is discontinued accordingly and the accused persons are discharged,” he said. On November 25 last year in Luanshya, Kambwili and 11 others allegedly, unlawfully assembled with intent to carry out some common purpose and conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause persons in the neighborhood fear that they will commit a breach of peace.