There was a blackout at Chimbokaila prison from 23 hours local time.
Hakainde Hichilema is detained at Chimbokaila where he is sick and there had been various attempts by government to assassinate him. HH has been sick for the past couple of days but Edgar Lungu has stopped prison authorities from taking him to hospital.
It’s not clear why they PF has switched off power to Chimbokaila but it could be they want to make another attempt at HH’s life. Officials at Chimbokaila told the Watchdog that this is the first time there is a power blackout at the prison as it is exempted from load shedding even at the peak of load shedding in the country.
HH is due to appear in court tomorrow.