Chibombo accident case fails to take off

Abraham Van Hidden, the 57 year old man accused of causing the Chibombo accident by dangerous driving appeared for mention in the Kabwe Magistrate courts but he could not take plea because the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) did not issue instructions on the matter.

Presiding Magistrate Sussan Mwakalombe said when Van Hidden appeared for mention the state had not yet released instructions on the case.

Mwakalombe said Van Hidden will therefore appear in court on the 4th of March 2013 for mention.

People from all walks of life lined up on the streets leading to the Kabwe Magistrates courts to catch a glimpse of the man who is accused of having caused the death of over 50 people in Chibombo district earlier this month.