31 of the 84 Barotse Treason detainees released on nolle

Lusaka Magistrate Courts: 31 of the 84 Barotse Treason detainees have been released this afternoon at 13:20hrs.

This was after the court received instructions to enter a Nolle Proseque from the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP. Those released comprise 3 females and 28 males.

However, former Ngambela Clement Sinyinda and others will still remain in Prison until Friday November 15, 2013 when their matter comes up for another mention.

Arrangements are being made to take them home from Lusaka. Those released are mainly from Kalabo and Sikongo regions of of Western province (Barotseland). No one from Mongu has been released.

Alliance for Democracy and Development leader Charles Milupi was also among the multitudes who went to court to witness the court proceedings.

Look out for another update possibly with names of those released, and the actual drama, celebration and solidarity that surrounded today’s court proceedings.