Lusaka Magistrate Aridah Chulu Thursday morning adjourned the matter in which opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema is charged with alarming the nation over his remarks that the PF were training a militia in Sudan.
The matter was supposed to come up for trial but Magistrate Chulu apologized to the fully parked courtroom that she was unable to hear the case as she was attending a workshop for female judges and magistrates at the High Court.
Magistrate Chulu adjourned the matter to Friday, November 22, 2013 at 9:30 for trial.
Hichilema, who is represented by Lawyers Sakwiba Sikota, Jackie Mwiimbu, Martha Mushipe, Sunday Nkonde, and others was arrested for saying the PF had a violent militia that had been sent for training in Sudan.
Mr. Hichilema’s comments followed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the PF and the brutal regime of Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir who is wanted by the International Crimes Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity.
There has recently been bloody in-fighting within the ruling PF resulting in the death of one of the cadres.
PF thugs have also unleashed massive violence against opposition leaders, churches, mourners, and NGOs.
This week, the UPND deputy Secretly General Kuchunga Simusamba wrote to PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba seeking for answers on various issues surrounding the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the PF and the party for Sudanese war crimes suspect President Omar Al Bashir of Sudan.
Mr. Simusamba sought for answers on the rationale of P.F. signing an MOU with a party headed by Omar al-Bashir, a controversial figure worldwide who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.
How the P.F. cadres together with NCP cadres of Sudan to ‘stand up against any external force intending to destabilize the peace and or stability of any of the two nations or nationals’ without use of weapons or military training? Does’nt this suggest the recruitment and mobilization of militia? It is a fact that national security against external aggression is the role of the Zambian defense forces.
Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie who is a signatory on behalf of the ruling party in Sudan NCP, is a dark evil character that a Christian nation like ours should avoid by all means. Remember the adage, ‘birds of the same feathers flock together’. A quick look at the internet reveals the following about Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie :-
(According to the Office of the Prosecutor’s application for the first I.C.C. arrest warrant for Bashir for crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur, “Many senior members of Al Bashir’s Government participated in recruiting and mobilizing Militia/Janjawed – including NCP Vice President Nafie Ali Nafie”.
According to information available on cyberspace, Nafie Ali Nafie is a known terrorist and the architect of state sponsored terror in Sudan and an accomplice in the assassination attempt of then Egypt’s President Mubarak.
A United States congressman Frank R Wolf writing to President Barak Obama on 9th May, 2013 said the following about Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie ‘Nafie masterminded a savage campaign of torture and killing in compounds known as ghost houses…. Thousands of people were tortured and hundreds disappeared in a campaign that saw the annihilation of voices of dissent’.
He stated that from the above, he was of the inescapable conclusion that the violence that has been unleashed by Patriotic Front cadres on political opponents, Church leaders and recently on fellow P.F. members is a product of the so called MOU signed between P.F. and NCP of Sudan.
He challenged Mr. Kabimba to sanitize himself and his party from the filth of political violence by publicly breaking his evil association with NCP of Sudan, President Omar Al Bashir and his protégée Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie.