Mpombo’s son appears in court

Lusaka High Court

PEOPLE’s Democratic Party (PDP) president George Mpombo’s 17-year-old son yesterday appeared for mention in Ndola magistrate’s court charged with murder and attempted aggravated robbery.
The boy, who appeared before magistrate Moffat Phiri, is in the first count alleged to have murdered Ruth Phiri on January 11 this year.
In the second count, it is alleged that the juvenile tried to rob Lewis Mpundu of his property by use of actual violence. He told the court that he understood the charges.
Mr Phiri explained to the juvenile that the offences he was charged with were only triable by the High Court and that he was appearing before his court for mention only without taking plea.
The matter, which attracted scores of Ndola residents, was adjourned to February 11 for another mention as the prosecutions team awaits instructions from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The juvenile is in police custody.