NINE UPND cadres who were arrested on Monday for conduct likely to cause breach of the peace appeared before the Kitwe Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
The nine were in a convoy with other UPND supporters who were escorting their party vice-president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba after he was released on bail by the Kitwe Magistrates’ Court.
They were granted K5,000 bail each in their own recognisance and two working sureties.
Elvis Yunda and others are charged with conduct likely to cause breach of the peace contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Allegations are that on May 23, in Kitwe, Yunda, 26, Emmanuel Chingazhi, 28, Steven Musukwa, 20, Evans Kapalu, 40, Joseph Sosala, 30, Clement Mahumpu, 43, Belia Phiri, 30, Mutale Kaenga, 52 and Mwendalubi Chiyamba, 34 conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace on the Ndola-Kitwe dual carriageway on the Copperbelt.
They pleaded not guilty before Kitwe magistrate Steven Mabona and will appear on June 10 for commencement of trial.