The Director of Public Prosecutions has entered a nolle prosequi in a matter in which NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili was appearing before the Luanshya Magistrates’ Court for unlawful assembly.
In this case, it was alleged that Kambwili and 11 others on November 25, in Luanshya, jointly and whilst acting together, unlawfully assembled with intent to carryout some common purpose and did conduct themselves in such a manner as to cause persons in the neighborhood reasonably to fear that they will commit a breach of peace.
The matter is before Ndola Principal Resident magistrate Obister Musukwa.
When the matter came up for commencement of trial today, the state informed the court that the DPP had decided to enter a nolle.
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,” said Tembo.
Magistrate Musukwa then discharged Kambwili and 11 others.
“Upon receipt of the instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions, this matter is discontinued accordingly and the accused persons are discharged,” said magistrate Musukwa.