Tayali allegedly accused Sichali of having been sponsored by UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to hold a protest at the University of Zambia which saw the death of fourth year education student Verspers Shimuzhila.
Tayali was today expected to appear for trial before magistrate Sylvia Munyinya but was nowhere before court.
His absence was known after a state prosecutor informed the court that both Tayali and his lawyer Jonas Zimba were not before court.
Meanwhile, the complainant’s lawyer Mulambo Haimbe was also absent before the court.
Sichali, who had no legal representation, sought an adjournment through the State because his lawyer was not present before court as he was attending to other engagements.
Magistrate Munyinya granted the application and adjourned the matter to June 13.