These were cases involving former President Rupiah Banda, his son Andrew, MMD President Nevers Mumba and MMD spokesperson Dora Siliya.
The four appeared before Principal Resident Magistrate Aridah Chulu for fixing of dates because the trial magistrate Joshua Banda was not around.
Rupiah Banda was first to enter the dock and his matter in the continued trial was adjourned to October 25, for continuation trial.
Nevers Mumba who is also charged with abuse of was next and his matter was also adjourned to the same date for fixing of dates for continued trial.
After Dr. Mumba entered Dora Siliya also facing the same charge like that of Rupiah Banda and Mumba. Her case was also adjourned to the same date like Mumba for fixing of trial dates.
Then finally entered Andrew Banda also charged with a similar offence and his matter was coming for setting of judgement date. The matter was also adjourned to the same date.