Chinese Man, 13 Zambians Deny Unlawful Drilling Charges

A Chinese and 13 Zambians have pleaded not guilty to two counts of unlawful drilling in the Chingola Magistrates’ Court.

This in a matter where Liang Bin Guang, a Chinese, is jointly charged with 13 others on two counts of weapon training and unlawful drilling contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offense are that on July 16, 2019, Liang, 32, of Makeni in Lusaka and 13 others, while acting with other persons unknown, were being drilled in weapon training without authority.

Others jointly charged with Liang are James Banda, 20, Martin Chinyama, 25, Samson Sinkala, 19, Joseph Phiri 23, Isaac Phiri, 25, Kellison Kapasa, 27, Bruce Simukonda, 23, Muloiso Mkandawire, 23, Albert Mwansa, 23, Elias Mwale 21, Sydney Mupeta 26, Arthur Sinkonde, 28 and Pintu Boniface 31.

In the second count, the 14 are jointly charged with unlawful drilling contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

When the matter came up for plea before Chingola Magistrate Martin Namushi, the 14 pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate Namushi then adjourned the matter to July 30, 2019 for commencement of trial.

The 14 have each been granted K15,000 bail in their own recognizance  with two working sureties while the Chinese national has been ordered to surrender his passport and other travel documents.


  1. Ironman

    Results of accepting exiled criminals in our country….

  2. Os

    It seems that the government is giving much power these Chinese and they have much freedom because they can do everything they want we can now see the armed of Chinese began to be created.But already the court as found these guys not gilt.They that their army is going to continue and one is going to stop them.

  3. Os

    What if those people were just Zambian they could just short and kill them.But since are the Chinese nothing can happen.we know it is animal farm.

  4. Gangsta grabs

    K15,000 cash bail each? Who has paid? Or maybe Lungu has taken another loan from China because these guys were surpose to be Tasila militia to kill Kambwili.

  5. Nyakoko

    Boma ni ya bwangi kansi. mealie meal prices not things. Ba lungu sure do something only u has da pawa to control n make things happen. da lungu dat i knw is a better man n father. Plz do something ova mealie meal

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