The PF regime has convinced Lusaka’s principal resident magistrate Mwaka Mikalile to issue a bench warrant against singer Chama Fumba popularly known as Pilato.
Pilato is currently in exile for fear of his life.
Before fleeing the country, Pilato was facing another harassment by the regime. He was arrested last year together with 5 other people.
Charges in court are that Pilato, a certain Laura Miti, Bornwell Mwewa, Lewis Mwape, Mika Mwambazi and Sean Tembo on September 29, 2017 in Lusaka jointly and whilst acting with other persons unknown disobeyed the lawful order issued by the police to stop demonstrating at Zambia National Assembly.
Fuve of the accused appeared in court but they could not take plea due to the absence of Pilato, does that even make sense? Does this means that if Pilato is not found and extradited , his co-accused willl never be tried?
After noticing that Pilato was not in court, PF prosecutor Dennis Manda applied for a bench warrant which the magistrate court granted.
The warrant is returnable on Friday. This means that the police must hunt for Pilato, arrest, detain him and bundle him to court on Friday.