HH has no right to speak out, prisons director

By Aaron Chiyanzo

IT is illegal for UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to give interviews while in custody, hence any tabloids carrying news stories purported to have come from him will be investigated, says Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) commissioner general Percy Chato.
And National Revolution Party (NRP) president Cosmo Mumba has challenged ZICTA to explain how Mr Hichilema was able to tweet and post videos on social media platforms.
Dr. Mumba said that Mr Hichilema who was in incarceration should not be allowed to access services that were capable of compromising court proceedings.
Both the Mast Newspaper and Radio Phoenix yesterday carried headlines, ‘PF Brutal…we are being led by ignorant, ruthless dictators’, attributed to Mr Hichilema.
But Mr Chato said that it was against the law for Mr Hichilema whose case was before the courts of law to give interviews to the media.

Daily Nation of Richard Sakala

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