EIGHT UPND cadres have pleaded not guilty in a matter in which they are accused of killing two PF members.

When the matter came up for plea before Lusaka High Court Judge Charles Zulu, Monday, the accused denied the charge.

In this matter, Samson Mumba, Kelvin Banda, Andrew Banda, John Mwanza, Njekwa Puteho, Reuben Nalikana, Mwendalubi Namushi, Elijah Kawewe, and John Bwalya are charged with two counts of murder.

It is alleged that the nine, on July 30, 2021, jointly and whilst acting together did murder Danny Kasongo and Davies Kabunda, both PF members.

Judge Charles Zulu adjourned the matter to January 20 and 21, 2022 for commencement of trial.

The eight are being represented by A. Mbambara Legal Practitioners.