This case is actually for my partner who lives in Zambia, however the law is based on UK law . The sentance was passed on 20 May 2010 in a Magistrate's court.. Four of the group got 5 years imprisonment and 3 of the group got 5 years suspended for two years . The Prosection Service did not appeal against the sentance. He served the suspended sentance which expired on 20 May 2012.
The four with prison terms appealed to the High Court who recently upheld their conviction and sentances He did not appeal. Now he has been summoned to appear before the High Court to show cause why his sentance should not be reviewed. The other two with suspended sentances have similar summons.
I am sure that one cannot be tried for the same crime twice so we need all the legal advice we can get.
In Zambia a magistrate is a judge but is a lower court to the High Court. It is like a Crown Court here.