Hichilema, who was yesterday taken back to Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison in Kabwe from Lusaka Central correctional facility, arrived at the magistrates’ court at 11:10 hours amid tight security.
Immediately, the matter was called before magistrate John Mbuzi.
The state applied that the matter be adjourned because the lead state advocate was in Lusaka attending to a Supreme Court matter.
Hichilema’ s lawyer Tom Shamakamba asked the court to stand down the matter for 20 minutes so that the defence could talk to their client.
We spoke to the prison authorities that we want to speak to our client and we apply that the matter can stand down for 20 minutes so that we get some instructions from our client and we shall explain why the other accused, GBM, is not before court,
Magistrate Mbuzi then stood down the matter for 30 minutes.
Hichilema has been incarcerated for over three months with five others on alleged treason charges.