POLICE in Kitwe have withdrawn the summons that were issued against former District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu.
Last week, police warned and cautioned Mpundu for unlawful assembly.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga said Mpundu and three others were been warned and cautioned for holding an illegal meeting.
“Yes, I can confirm that police in Kitwe summoned Binwell Mpundu. He was summoned with three others. This is contrary to the public order act on public gatherings. So he has been warned and cautioned,” said Katanga.
Later, Mpundu, suspended Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe and Kalulushi Mayor Rashida Mulenga revealed their intentions to contest Parliamentary seats.
After revealing their intentions, Mpundu and Kang’ombe were suspended from the party.
But Copperbelt Chairman Nathan Chanda lifted the suspension within 24 hours.
Mpundu was then summoned by the police to appear for questioning.
He, however, did not appear as his lawyers asked that their client appears on Monday October 12, 2020.
But in a turn off events, Mpundu disclosed that he was informed by Police that his summon has been withdrawn and was not required to appear at the police.
“I was supposed to appear today (Monday) at the police but I was informed by the police this morning that the summons have been withdrawn. So I will not appear at the police,” said Mpundu.
He said the Police summons could have been politically motivated and might have been withdrawn since the party had initiated a reconciliation process in the province.
Mpundu recently announced his intentions to run for office as Nkana constituency member of parliament.