The juvenile offenders who are in the ages of between 13 and 18, in the company of their parents and guardians, appeared before Kitwe Magistrate Leonard Tembo and pleaded not guilty to one count of idle and disorderly conduct.
Particulars of the offence are that the boys, aged between 13 and 18, on April 4 this year jointly and while acting together conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace.
The gang is alleged to have been terrorising residents of Kitwe’s Bulangilio township.
They join a long list of other gangs that have emerged in Kitwe district.
Magistrate Tembo adjourned the matter to April 30, 2017 for commencement of trial and the juvenile offenders are expected to appear in court on April 20 for mention.
Failure to apply for bail, the thirteen Juvenile offenders remain in police custody.