Sensing Acquittal, State enters Nolle on Nevers Mumba and others

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Sensing an embarrassment on a possible acquittal for MMD President Nevers Mumba and others, the State has entered a Nolle in a matter in which Nevers and seven others were charged with unlawful assembly.

According to a source within the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, the DPP has instructed Kitwe District Prosecution office to discontinue the proceedings that came up for ruling today.

The source said after the defence raised some preliminary issues, it was evident that the Kitwe Magistrate was going to throw out the case and to avoid embarrassment, the state quickly entered a Nolle.

Another source said earlier in the morning Dr. Mumba together with others appeared in Kitwe Magistrate for ruling on preliminary issues raised but the court could not go ahead with the ruling because one of the accused Muchinga MP Howard Kunda is on Parliamentary business.

The matter was adjourned to March 29, 2013. It was surprising however that Dr. Mumba and his co-accused were called back to court in the afternoon by State Prosecutors who told them that they have received instructions to enter a Nolle. The Court could not however enter Nolle as the Magistrate in charge did not know about the new development and has since left his Chambers.

The prosecution has since advised Dr. Mumba and his co accused to go back to court on March 11, 2013 for formal discharge.

Sometime last year Dr. Mumba together with his co-accused were intercepted on the highway between Kitwe and Kalulushi before being arrested and charged with unlawful assembly.

Others are MMD Deputy National Secretary Chembe Nyangu, Lufwanyama MP Anne Chungu, MMD Copperbelt Women’s Chairlady Edith Mataka, Kafulafuta MP, Masaiti MP and a Mr. Greenfold Kalinde.

A source said the state has deliberately entered a Nolle so that they instil fear in the opposition leaders as they can be re-arrested on the same charge when President Sata or Mutembo Nchito feel so.

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29 Responses to Sensing Acquittal, State enters Nolle on Nevers Mumba and others

  1. Are you sure the Commonwealth is not here?

    Sikufele - March 5, 2013
    09:35

  2. Zambia will never go into civil no matter how you try to push us. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Fools, loaded with foolish words and insults, bring forth foolishness +insults. The opposite goes for the wise. MMD, PF and UPND, there is still room for improvement and change. PF stop wasting our money like that man who went as far as putting his face on sweets and what happened? He was sucked for real. You it will be……OK!

    fireman - March 4, 2013
    21:58

  3. Dr. Mumba must follow the court adjustment and not the police or prosecutor. Let us hear from the court ruling and the charge which shall be leveled against them.

    Semuel - March 4, 2013
    21:09

  4. pipo should stop using the christian nation to do wrong.i dont think if we have metained that christian nation coz what is happening in zambia is killing each other

    musi - March 4, 2013
    20:11

  5. Its high time LAZ challenged the State’s use or misuse of the nolle. Its being abused and something must be done about it. I’m sure they realize the amount of time & money used by accused people, let alone the inconvenience of being locked up in one cell with women, all for nothing? No, it doesent add up.

    MUSANAGA - March 4, 2013
    20:00

  6. Director of public plundering.

    Umumbulu - March 4, 2013
    19:27

  7. This idoit is out you dogs

    KK - March 4, 2013
    19:11

  8. Heaven is real and it only admits clean/holy/righteous/repentant people. Hell is real and it is the highway to evil thoughts, insults,cursing, hatred, murderers,unrepentant people. Let’s mind the language we use. Politics is only enjoyed by those in authority. So let’s not jeopardise our opportunity to be clean people just because of politicians.

    Rapturable Christian - March 4, 2013
    18:21

  9. God is Judge.

    Mjay - March 4, 2013
    18:08

  10. @judge musonda u ar an idiot!no a baboon?

    chiluba - March 4, 2013
    18:02

  11. Advise to Pathetic fools.All these cheap cases you have slapped on opposition members of parliament and their presidents just drop them .Mulesebanyafye Zambia.If you can drop corruption against useless Winter n Fatboy GBM do the same to Kongwa,Siliya,Muteteka and Muchima to mention a few.Some of these cases re petty ,revenge .Magistrates not all of them can dance to your music some re learnt and have morals so guys the world now is watching Zambia very closely and Pathetic fools tit for tat out.Cant listen to people like Masumba ,Mwaliteta u see now how things re being backfired.Truth hates .

    mwanya amafi ba pathetic fools - March 4, 2013
    18:00

  12. COURTS SHOW PF THAT WE ARE IN A DEMOCRATIC WORLD YOU FOLLOW RULE OF LAW LET JUSTICE PREVAIL GOD BLESS U ALL U RE THE ONLY LAW CUSTODIANS APART FROM OTHERS WHO CAN FIND GUILTY OR NOT DO IT FAIRLY OTHERS ARE INNOCENT SOULS ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION

    mr fairplay - March 4, 2013
    17:43

  13. Nsoni ba Police

    Antonio Dinorscio - March 4, 2013
    17:41

  14. Sata is true christian. He does no want the a-ss of the man of God to hammered by the prisoners at Chimbokaila.

    Judge Musonda - March 4, 2013
    17:37

    • What Christian u idiot?

      Songa - March 4, 2013
      18:03

    • You have the audacity to insult publicly like this.Your impudence is leading you to destruction.You need spiritual help and the sooner the better.I know you are insecure.I also know that you are trying to make yourself happy,but all you reap is frustration,fornication and revelry.Just seat down for once,be smart and become born again.

      Rosa Parks - March 4, 2013
      19:51

  15. We have one Zambia and Zambia is our mother Land. If there is any truth is in this story, Without hesitating i would say thanks to the DDP and the government. Am not Dr. Mumba’s follower. However, peace, love and togetherness is what we need.

    Enock Roosevelt Tonga - March 4, 2013
    17:35

  16. Justice has been done but thats too late, Mumba and others need to be compensated for spending nights in custody.

    Again, i hope Dr Mumba has not just sold out to Nchito and mumembe.

    Odya Mphafa - March 4, 2013
    17:07

  17. that’s what happens when a police system starts receiving instructions from a pre-colonial constable.

    stakeholder - March 4, 2013
    16:57

  18. ba chimbwi pa pf

    riddick - March 4, 2013
    16:52

  19. you before i would have disagreed with vili but he language that pf understand is that language ba kaponya

    golddust - March 4, 2013
    16:51

  20. Bloggers, especially you (Vilifier)please grow up. How in the name of the good Lord God can you write things like this? Are you truly Zambian? I doubt it very much because, it’s un-Zambian to behave like this and if this is the type of Government you want to introduce into Zambia, I don’t think you will reach 40 years….

    Chumbu Munshululwa - March 4, 2013
    16:43

    • What is zambian?

      Bemba thief - March 4, 2013
      18:17

    • Firstly, I am not doing this in the name of the good lord and secondly “Moon Yellow” is not an insult. For your information a yellow moon symbolizes happiness.

      Vilifier - March 5, 2013
      07:02

  21. Director of Preposterous Prosecutions: Moon Yellow Nchinyo

    Vilifier - March 4, 2013
    16:32

    • mmmmmmmhhh but iwe whats the relationship between you and Lucifer ?

      HH - March 4, 2013
      16:50

    • Hahahaha Lol!!!

      Fenwick - March 4, 2013
      17:36

      • NEIBOURS lol

        Mpangula Mputyu - March 5, 2013
        09:29

        • There was simply NO CASE here, kwasila!! Ni vengence che ili pa ZED politics. manje abatya che ntau yabo aba baPF bcoz bantu ba basula manje.

          Globe Trekker - March 5, 2013
          15:01