The case in which musician Chama Fumba aka Pilato and five others are facing a charge of failure to comply with lawful orders by protesting against the purchase of 42 fire enginees and $42 million has failed to take off in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for the second time.

According to the state, the docket is with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for perusal.

The matter is expected to come up this Friday.

Pilato is jointly charged with Alliance for Community Action executive director Laura Miti, Zambia Council for Social Development executive director Lewis Mwape and PeP president Sean Tembo among others.

The protesters were met with force from the police who blocked them from accessing the parliament buildings as they demanded action on those involved in the purchase of 42 fire tenders at $42 million.