RABECCA BANDA writes
DEFENCE in a matter of five family members accused of assaulting a man failed to continue as their lawyer was absent.
This is in a case were Izukanji Simbule, 24, a student, Cliff Simbule50 a businessman, Sylvia Simbule 44 a secretary, Mapalo Simbule, 19 a student and Wiza Simbule 21, a student allegedly assaulted ChrisantiusChangwereza 34, of Makeni thereby causing him occasioning actual bodily harm on December 24 2019.
Magistrate Jennipher Bwalya found all five accused with a case to answer.
Among the five accused persons, Izukanji Simbule the first accused gave his defence and called a witness Roniza Mwanza.
When the matter come up for continued trial, all of the accused persons were present.
Sylvia Simbule had a sort of bandage on her left leg and seemed to be struggling while walking.
The prosecution informed Magistrate Bwalya that the defence lawyer handling the matter was transferred.
Magistrate Bwalya adjourned the matter to allow the accused persons to engage another lawyer.