Zambia blocks South Africa’s Maimane from seeing HH

Zambia blocks South Africa’s Maimane from seeing HH


The Zambian regime has blocked South Africa’s main opposition leader Mmusi Maimane from visiting Hakainde Hichilema in prison.

The PF regime has lied to Maimane and his delegation that there is a court order restricting the type and number of people who can visit the detained Zambia opposition leaders.

The truth is that there is no such court order. What is there are just illegal, dictatorial and brutal restrictions by the police .

But using deception, Emmanuel Mwamba who represents the regime in South Africa has lied to Maimane that the court won’t allow him to visit HH.

Mwamba should mention the name of the judge or magistrate who issued that judgment or even circulate a copy of the judgment.

Why Edgar Lungu allows Mwamba to embarrass him like this is difficult to understand. But then Edgar Lungu is an embarrassment in and of himself.

Here is the deceptive statement by Emmanuel Mwamba


Pretoria- Wednesday 24th May 2017

Government has advised the leader of the South African opposition party, the Democratic Alliance(DA), Mr. Mmusi Maimane to reschedule his travel arrangements to Zambia until such a time that the Court would allow him to visit and meet his counterpart,Mr. Hakainde Hichilema.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba disclosed that he had received official communication and request from Mr. Mmusi Maimane to visit United Party for National Development(UPND) incarcerated leader, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema.

Mr. Maimane intends to travel to Zambia but has been advised by the High Commission to do so after the Court clears and grants him authority to see Mr.Hichilema.

“We have received official communication from the leader of the opposition party, the Democratic Alliance(DA), Mr. Mmusi Maimane. He has informed us that he intends to travel to Zambia. He also informed us that he would use the opportunity to visit Mr. Hakainde Hichilema who is remanded in Prison” he said.

However Mr. Mwamba informed Mr. Maimane that a court order or directive was in place that restricted persons that should see Mr. Hichilema.

He stated that the Court directed the family to provide such a list to the Zambia Correctional Service.

“We have seen the list provided by the family to the authorities. This Order also affects other people including members of his party, that would like to see Mr. Hichilema. It is therefore prudent that an amendment or variation to the Court Order was obtained for the list to include Mr. Maimane”.

Mr. Mwamba thanked Mr. Maimane for the interest he had shown in Zambia’s Democracy and the rule of law. He also thanked him for his solidarity efforts to meet his opposition counterpart from Zambia.

“The restrictions on whom should see Mr. Hichilema arose from the Court Order and Directives. We have therefore, for purposes of Mr Maimane wishing to see Mr. Hichilema, advised that when authority has been sought or obtained through the Court, Mr. Maimane could travel to Zambia”

Issued by
Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary for Press& Public Relations
Zambia High Commission
South Africa

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