The Lusaka Magistrates’ Court has summoned Congolese Rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide to answer to assault charges against Photo-journalist Jean Ndayisenga on Friday, July 27, 2018.

And the Director of Public Prosecutions Lillian Siyunyi has granted Ndayisenga, who is commonly known as Jean Mandela, permission to privately prosecute the case.

Koffi, whose real names are Antoine Christopher Agbepa Mumba, otherwise musically known as Mopao Mokonzi, touched down at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport few minutes after midnight, Wednesday aboard a Kenyan Airways flight.

Koffi allegedly assaulted Ndayisenga on December 28, 2012 at Taj Pamodzi Hotel during a concert.

And after Ndayisenga complained of police inertia in prosecuting the case, Siyunyi granted him permission to privately prosecute the case.

“Where it is alleged that you Antoine Christopher Agbepa Mumba aka Koffi Olomide on the 28th of December 2012 at Lusaka in the Lusaka district of the Lusaka Province of the Republic of Zambia did assault Jean Nepomuscene Ndayisenga. You are hereby commanded in the name of the President to appear in person before his court at the New Magistrate complex in Lusaka before hon magistrate M.N. Sakala on the 27th day of July 2018 in the fore noon and every adjournment of the said court until the case is disposed off,” read the summons.