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PF Vubwi district chairperson Mike Tembo popularly known as ‘Rasta’ appeared in Chipata Magistrate court yesterday for mention before magistrate Moses Phiri.

According to a story carried by The Post newspaper dated Monday 11th January, 2016, Tembo was arrested on Friday last week for assaulting Peter Sukwa from The Post newspaper and his colleague Kelvin Phiri from Feel Free Radio.

Tembo who was charged with two counts of assault was later granted bail upon payment of K5000.

He is expected to appear in the Chipata Magistrate court again for mention on the 27th before his case is transferred to Vubwi Magistrate court where the incident took place.

No action however has been taken by the police on Tembo’s co accused, Jay Banda who is said to still be recovering in Lusaka after the  incident in December last year.

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