Kasama Central MP Geoffrey Mwamba has pleaded not guilty to assault and wife battering charges.
Mr Mwamba took plea this morning, before Lusaka Chief Resident Magistrate Charles Kafunda.
He was accompanied by his wife Chama and lawyer Mumba Kapumpa. The matter comes up for trial on October 21.
Meanwhile Magistrate Kafunda has stated that the application to withdraw the case can only be entertained when trial commences.
This was after Mr Kapumpa attempted to apply for the withdrawal of the case.
Mr Kapumpa told the court that Mrs Mwamba has reconciled with her husband and wants the case to be with-drawn.