Police fail to arrest HH, despite GBM orders

Police fail to arrest HH, despite GBM orders

Despite specific orders from Defence minister Geoffrey Mwamba to the police to sort out UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema, the police have let UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema go home.

They only managed to record one of those famours ‘warn and caution statements.’

The statement of charge is that Hichilema has publicised false news with intent to alarm the nation when he revealed that the PF has signed a contract with Sudan to train  youths in millitia.

Part of the charge is that he criminally defamed the president when he said Michael Sata is Chiimbwi (hyena) no plan.

Hichilema was accompanied to the police by a huge number of MMD, ADD and UPND supportes and MMD acting president Mwansa Mbulakulima, ADD president Charles Milupi and other opposition leaders like Muhabi Lungu.

Speaking after the interogation, Hichilema told his supporters that he will now wait for the police to take their next step. He thanked opposition leaders and supporters who turned up to offer him solidarity.

MMD acting president Mwansa Mbulakulima blasted the police for harassing Hichilema. He said it was clear that the police were working under ‘a strong hand’. He hoped the PF will allow the police to operate independently.

Milupi said the charge against Hichilema clearly show that their was political interference in the way the police operate. He said he and others left their businesses to go and offer solidarity with Hichilema because it was not only him who was under threat.

He said the government through the police may harass Hichilema today but tomorrow they will go for other citizens.
He said the entire humand rights system in Zambia is under threat.



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