The Lusaka Magistrates’ court has dismissed a case in which MMD’s Bowman Lusambo and three others were accused of having assaulted former MMD national secretary Richard Kachingwe.

In his ruling, magistrate in charge Joshua Banda acquitted Lusambo 35 of Chamba Valley, Chiwele Maimisa 44 of Chilenje South, Scopion Kadobi of Lusaka West and Watson Mtonga of Mtendere.

The quartet was acquitted after the court established that the evidence did not support the allegations.

This was when the matter came for ruling on whether or not the accused had a case to answer.

Mr Banda said it was not in dispute that there was a fracas at the MMD secretariat and that Major Kachingwe was pushed out of his office and assaulted but the people who assaulted him are not known as it was not showing in the footage.

He said according to the evidence on record from the medical doctor, Mr Gregory Chifire and Patrick Kamfukache were not assaulted as alleged.

For the foregoing reasons, Mr Banda dismissed the case and set the four accused free.

The magistrate however advised the quartet to desist from political violence.

The prosecution called six witnesses.

And shortly after being acquitted, the quartet thanked Mr Banda for a fair judgment and said they would try by all means to desist from any act which would lead them into the long hands of the law.

This is in a case in which the four MMD cadres were accused of assaulting Major Kachingwe, Mr Chifire and Mr Kamfukache on December 1, 2012.

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