State applies for adjournment in Barotse treason trial

State applies for adjournment in Barotse treason trial

Sleeping condition in the filthy Mukobeko jail cell

Sleeping condition in the filthy Mukobeko jail cell

The state has asked for adjournment in the case where four Barotse activists, Afumba Mombotwa, Sylvester Kalima Inambao,  Likando Pelekelo and Paul Masiye Masiyaleti are charged with treason. The trial in the matter which carries a maximum of death sentence if convicted will now come up on 23rd September at the Kabwe High Court.

When the matter came up before Kabwe high Court this morning, the state prosecution team applied that the matter be adjourned in spite of having shown vigour to prosecute the matter and having transported state witnesses from Southern and western provinces at a cost to the treasury.

The prosecution team is also in for allowances and the longer the case takes, the more the money in their pockets. The court has adjourned the matter to 23rd September 2015 and the accused who were all in very high spirits remain remanded in filthy conditions at the notorious Mukobeko maximum security prison.

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