UPND vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has been acquitted of two counts of malicious damage to property and assault.
Kitwe Magistrate Malota Phiri acquitted Mwamba popularly known as GBM who is facing a litany of court cases.
GBM posted a celebratory note on his Facebook wall which we reproduce below.
AQUITTED. ONE DOWN MORE TO GO
I have this morning been acquitted on all counts in a matter where I was charged with assault and malicious damage in the Kitwe Magistrate court.
I was arrested at the height of elections last year on fake charges of slapping a street vendor and damaging property worth K500.
Currently, I am facing 2 other matters in the Lusaka Magistrate Court and 1 other in the Luanshya Magistrate court.
For now all I can say is that all these matters are political and advise that we should not use state institutions to fight our battles.
What is unfolding is an embarrassment to these state institutions, particularly the Zambia Police and brings in a lot of questions on the integrity and professionalism of the command.
More embarrassments to come.