Updated: Police surround HH’s house, UPND to seek audience with Home Affairs Minister

Dictator Michael Sata’s PF police this morning attempted to forcibly arrest and detain UPND president Hakainde Hichilema from his Kabulonga residence but were turned away because the call-out and the manner it was done was wrong.

Sources said the PF police were advised to save the police call-outs to his lawyers Jackie Mwiimbu, Matha Mushipe or Sakwiba Sikota instead of his house, among the anomalies.

Yesterday, Police attempted to arrest the UPND leader from the court-room, a situation that angered Magistrate Joshua Banda saying it was extremely disrespectfully to the courts of law and led to the case being adjourned.

And the UPND top leadership is this afternoon scheduled to meet Home Affairs Minister, Edgar Lungu at his office to dialogue over the deteriorating human rights situation and application of the Archaic public Order Act in the country.

Sources said the UPND leaders are concerned that if the situation is not urgently addressed in the country, Zambia’s image will be severely damaged and the anger building in the country may explode to unmanageable levels.

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema was supposed to be part of the entourage but has excused himself because of what happened in the morning at his house.

Among the leaders to meet Mr. Lungu are UNPD vice-president Richard Kapita, secretary General Winston Chibwe, Mazabuka MP Garry Nkombo, and Deputy spokesperson Edwin Lifwekolo.

Sources said the UPND leadership wants to meaningfully engage the PF government leadership over the break-down of laws in the country where people are now being served with police call-outs even inside court-room, something that has never happened before in the history of this country.

Over the weekend, the entire UPND provincial leadership in Livingstone was summoned by police for having an in-door strategic meeting over the forth-coming Livingstone bye-election.

So far, all leading opposition figures in Zambia are currently facing arrests or court cases of various kinds, mainly aimed at silencing them.

Others have been black-mailed to join the ruling PF of face court action over their past actions while in MMD government.

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293 Responses to "Updated: Police surround HH’s house, UPND to seek audience with Home Affairs Minister"

  1. Chilufya   January 18, 2013 at 02:58

    Ba PF, do u think that you will be in
    Power forever? We do need elections to take u out. Look at Gaddafi and Mubarack. I the day pipo will get tired is the time Sata will know that enough is enough.

  2. ba nel   January 17, 2013 at 08:33

    It a very sad development. what will happen tomorrow after PF is out of power? Remember that no man shall live forever. Make thing well with your God, earthly pleasures are temporal. Lets pray that we are not tempted further than this.

  3. Proud Zambian   January 17, 2013 at 08:20

    This is the down fall of PF.

  4. London   January 17, 2013 at 05:55

    We told you about those idiots!

  5. kudyabwino   January 17, 2013 at 04:28

    let 2016 come. PF will be a thing of the past.

  6. BRIAN HAPUNDA   January 16, 2013 at 22:03

    Stella Libongani is very dull how does she maneg 2 send her police 2 HH’s home without a call out wich is adresd 2 the lawyers,i thnk she nids 2 b gang raped n i hop Lungu was payng atention in the mitng n wasnt drinkng kachasu.

  7. Masiye   January 16, 2013 at 22:03

    President Sata seems to be the most poorly advised Head of State we’ve ever had. He is surrounded by very incompetent individuals like George Chella. It makes me wonder who is really bitter among our politicians. The PF seems to be so obsessed with the opposition that they are not even focusing on the cracks within their ranks. They boast about wielding power which they are hardly enjoying and seem to be angry. Even their media friends are full of hatred.

  8. The Eyes of an Eagle up in the sky.   January 16, 2013 at 22:02

    @Bantustan by design kindly stop inciting our loyal soldiers.Are you mad to agitate for coup det at? God forbid! In modern politics a democratically elected govt can only be removed through the secret ballot.Let us wait for 2016.Please ba blogger be careful with your comments.Military govts have never been good anywhere in the world.Military govts are more suppressive and cruel to its citizens,especially the so called CIVILIANS(ie you and I who are not soldiers).Military govt knows no rule of law.In a military govt even the constitution is useless as (the constitution is suspended).please iwe Bantustan stop that nonsense.I rest my case.

    • bwaalya   January 17, 2013 at 21:41

      which case of yours mambala chidomati cha sata iwe