The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has issued a consent to prosecute UPND Lusaka Province chairperson Obvious Mwaliteta for allegedly being in possession of offensive weapons during the recent Kafue by-election.
When the matter came up today, the state informed Lusaka magistrate Alice Walusiku that they were in receipt of a consent from the DPP to prosecute Mwaliteta.
In this matter, Mwaliteta who is jointly charged with James Sichomba, was accused of being in possession of machetes, stones, knives and wooden pick handles in Kafue district.
When the duo first appeared before court, they could not take plea because the court had not yet received consent from the DPP to prosecute them.
Mwaliteta and his co-accused will appear in court soon for a possible plea and commencement of trial .
The suspects are each on a K5,000 bail in their own recognizance.