A UPND member, Matomola Likwanya, has been dragged to the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly conducting himself in a disorderly manner at the University of Zambia (UNZA).

Likwanya, 29, was arrested last month when he staged a lone protest against the decision by UNZA management to bar students with arrears from writing examinations, among others.

He has now been charged with one count of Idle and disorderly conduct.

It is alleged that Likwanya on November 18, this year, in Lusaka being a person at a public place, namely, the University of Zambia, did conduct himself in a disorderly manner.

When the matter came up yesterday, Chief Resident Magistrate Lameck Mwale allocated the case to Magistrate Mwandu Sakala where the accused is expected to take plea.

In another matter, a 62-year-old man of Kalingalinga Township, who allegedly assaulted an Anglican priest whilst he was preaching at the pulpit, has denied the charge.

In this matter, Renard Mwale, a machine operator, is facing one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Particulars of the offence allege that on November 22, this year, in Lusaka Mwale assaulted Borniface Baleni, thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm.

When the matter came up for plea before Magistrate Judy Chiyaika yesterday, the accused pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him.

The matter comes up on December 30, this year, for mention and setting of trial dates.