Police arrest people who went to Afumba’s trial

The Zambia Police has arrested some people who went to attend the case for the detained Linyungandambo chairperson Afumba Mombotwa in Mumbwa Monday afternoon.

And the case in which Afumba Mombotwa and two others are charged with treason has been adjourned to 6th January 2015.

The police arrested Masiye Masialeti and others when they went to attend the case but it is not clear what charge has been slapped on them.

Masiye is one of the 84 people who were rounded up and arrested in August 2013 after a video of the purported swearing-in of Afumba Mombotwa as Administrator General of the Barotseland transitional government.

The then defense Minister Geoffrey Mwamba had alleged that Afumba’s swearing –in video was uploaded from Masiye’s house at Sioma High School and after he was released he (Masiye) was fired from the civil service.

On 1st November last year Masiye and all the treason accused were released after the Director of Public Prosecutions entered a nolle prosequei.

Meanwhile the case in which Afumba Mombotwa and two others are charged with sedition and treason has been adjourned to 6thJanuary 2015.

The trio is appearing before the Mumbwa magistrate court after the Zambian government moved the case from Mongu to Mumbwa on ‘security’ grounds.

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