As earlier reported by the Zambian Watchdog, the PF in collusion with the Judiciary and the Zambia Police will accredit people to attend UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema’s trial in the Lusaka High Court.
According to a statement released by the Judiciary Public Relations Officer a Mrs. Chisambisha, apart from accrediting Journalists, for the first time lawyers and observers will also need to accredit themselves. Mobile Phones and Tablets have also been banned from the court room. Nowdays it is common for Journalists and Lawyers to use tablets in court.
The Judiciary spokesperson has also banned UPND supporters from going to court. Further a known PF cadre Charles Kafunda who is Chief Registrar will be responsible for accreditation.
Last week we reported that the PF wanted to limit media coverage of the treason trial because some people in government had realised that the incaceration of HH and his co accused was raising his profile. We detailed that two committees had been formed to that effect. As usual gullible people called us names.
On the media restrictions, we believe this will be the ideal time for the Helen Mwale blind folded MISA board to prove to critics that they are not on State House payroll.