Court jails seven for assaulting chief Muyombe

Lusaka High Court

The mobile court in Mafinga District of Muchinga Province has convicted seven people out of the 10 that assaulted Chief Muyombe of the Tumbuka people of Mafinga District.

The court has however acquitted three of the suspects arrested in the matter.

The court convicted the seven to 12 months imprisonment suspended for 24 months and fined them K1,500.00 each or in default six months simple imprisonment.

The 10 suspects appeared before Isoka Magistrate John Phiri on Friday last week.

This is in a case in which 10 people were facing two counts of riotous behaviour that led to malicious damage of property and assault of chief Muyombe of the Tumbuka people on April  25, 2015.

The court heard that Chief Muyombe was admitted to Chinsali General Hospital after the irate subjects allegedly broke into his palace and brutally assaulted him.

The three that have been acquitted are Albert Muwowo, Arron Muwowo and Justine Singogo all of Muyombe.

Meanwhile, the remaining seven suspects have been convicted on the two counts of assault by Magistrate John Phiri.

Magistrate Phiri has since slapped the seven suspects with 12 months imprisonment suspended for twenty four months.


The seven have also been fined K1,500 each or in default  six months  simple  imprisonment.

Those  convicted include Tresphord Mokondya , Manyando  Mwenda , Maybin Chilongo, and  William Ganzani Muwowo


Othes are Simon muwowo, Allan Muwowo and Thomas Luhanga .

The police are still hunting for more suspects believed to be hiding in a  neighbouring country.