One of UPND’s known merchant of violence Obvious Mwaliteta has been granted bail.
Mwaliteta, the Lusaka Province UPND chairman, has been charged with possession of offence weapons.
He was caught red-handed with machetes and pangas that the UPND officials and cadres allegedly use to hack their opponents.
Mwaliteta appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court where he has been granted bail.
Mwaliteta and his co-accused James Sichomba appeared before Magistrate Alice Walusiku, charged with possession of offensive weapons contrary to Section 85 sub-section One of the Penal Code of the Laws of Zambia.
They have been in police detention since last Wednesday.
Magistrate Walusiku granted the duo K5,000 cash bail each with two working surities with K5,000 each in their own recongnisance.
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema led a host of party members to offer solidarity as Mwaliteta appeared in court.