By ALICE NACHILEMBE
The case in which the 14 men including a Chinese national were arrested for alleged illegal military training has failed to take off in the Chingola Magistrate court.
The case couldn’t take off because the Defence Counsel representing seven co-accused from the 14 men was not ready for the commencement of trail saying he received the case late.
However the state was ready to proceed with witness.
Appearing before Magistrate Martin Namushi was Liang Bin Giang a Chinese National facing two counts of weapon training persons unlawfully without lawful permission and in the second count he is jointly accused with 13 other Zambians for unlawful drilling contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offense are that Bin Giang 32, of Makeni Lusaka, James Banda 20, of House number 26 Andrew Mwenya road Chiwempala, Martin Chinyama 25, H No. 61 Kanongesha road Chiwempala, Samson Sinkala 19, of 82/B11 Kamba Drive Nchanga North, Joseph Phiri 23, and Isaac Phiri 25 both of 12 Lwele road Chikola, Kellison Kapasa 27, of 4 Kazunga street Nchanga North, Bruce Simukonda 23, of 39 Old Airport Nchanga North, Muloiso Mkandawire 23, of 12 pine Kabundi North.
Others are Albert Mwansa 23, of 6956 Lupando Street Nchanga North, Elias Mwale 21, of 25/35 Makeni Lusaka, Sydney Mupeta 26, of KB8 Kafue Makeni Lusaka, Arthur Sinkonde 28, of Namwala Street Nchanga North, Pintu Boniface 31, of NC4 Namwala Street Nchanga North.
On July 16, were being drilled in weapon training without authority.
They have all denied the charges.
Magistrate Namushi has since adjourned the matter to July 31 for commencement of trail.