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Zimba Organisers Convicted, Sentenced

Aug 6, 2008, 5:44 AM | Article By: By Malamin Conteh

The organisers of the Zimba event, which resulted to the death of eight-year-old Ebrima Morro Ndure, namely Mariam Sambou, Hariatou Gomez, Binta Jarju, Isatou Sambou, Pa Antou Njie, Dembo Jeng, Bayour Saine and Choi Faye were yesterday convicted and sentenced by the Bundung Magistrates' Court.

The accused persons were charged with two counts of common nuisance and performing a cultural Zimba show without a permit from the police.

They were each sentenced to a fine of D1000, in default to serve three months in jail on count one and on count two, they were fined D300 each, in default to serve one month in jail, following their own plea of guilt. All sentences are to run consecutively.

According to the particulars of offence on count one, on July 26th 2008, at Bundung Mauritanie, the accused persons committed common nuisance and made obstruction on the highway by performing a cultural show locally called Zimba.