Former Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba has pleaded not guilty to one count of assault.
Mr Mwamba who was arrested yesterday for assaulting his former employee Collins Mudai took plea before Magistrate Prince Mwiinga this morning.
The matter has since been adjourned to 26th June, 2014 for commencement of trial.
The Kasama central lawmaker is alleged to have assaulted Mudai on 14th May, 2014.
Earlier Magistrate Mwaka Mikalile recused herself from handling the matter.
Mr Mwamba was accompanied to court by his wife Chama and some supporters.