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UPND president Hakainde Hichilema

United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has been saved from prosecution for breach of parliamentary privileges and contempt of the house for ridiculing Parliament and the office of the Speaker.

This follows an article in the Daily Mail 9th December, 2011 headlined “Arrest me, HH dares Sata” in which he cast aspersions on the Speaker by doubting the credibility of the Speaker and questioning his impartiality by accusing him of siding with ruling Patriotic Front MPs.

In his ruling following a point of order raised by Kawambwa Member of Parliament Nickson Chilangwa whether the conduct of the UPND leader did not constitute a serious breach of the constitution and Chapter 12 of the Laws of Zambia and whether it was not a serious affront against the integrity of the Speaker and the whole House, Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini questioned how he has been siding with PF MPs when records show that of the 109 points of order raised in the house, opposition MPs the raised the majority.

QFM News reports that Dr Matibini stated in his ruling that Mr Hichilema not only ridiculed the house in his statement but also caused to publish misleading information which amounts to contempt of the house, which upon conviction would attract a penalty of 5,000 units or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to both.

The Speaker said he has graciously decided to counsel Mr Hichilema and the general public to desist from attacking the house and the office of the Speaker, despite the breach committed by the UPND leader warranting his prosecution.

QFM

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19 COMMENTS

  1. I hope HH listens… He should not think people hate him, that disturbs his perspective of reality.

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  2. Just leave hh alone. the man is the next president whether you pipo like it or not. Hating him won’t detr him from ascending to presidency.

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  3. This boy HH Thinks he knows everything.Tonga mentality Hakatombwe Hakachinena Hakaivotela Humwine.

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  4. i find sum blogers shalow minded, wat is de role of de oposition? wen hh talks u want hm 2 shat up, reflect on wat mcs used 2 talk who told hm 2 b quiet.

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  5. HH is a stubborn moron with a shallow intellect. He is a bitter frustrated not so young man who thinks that being president of the republic of Zambia is his automatic birth-right which he has been cheated out of. HH, Zambia is not a Kingdom, and even if it were to be, your father was not the King. HH supporters, its your democratic right to be shallow. You think with emotions, not logic. Might as well be thinking from your a.rses. #2, Juniorjk, dream on my little boy. Mazoka was the best UPND ever had. HH is shallow, that is why he has destroyed what used to be the country’s strngest opposition. Face the fact!!!

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  6. just don,t give this hh boy any attention, let the tonga WD paint him as their hero, fact is this boy has failed or rather zambians have rejectedhim not once, not twice but 3 times, Peter denied our Lord Jesus Christ three times,,,,take a hint under5 and your supporters. hh president ??? it will never happen

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  7. Mr Speaker, Sir! weldone and showed that you are not petty and deserved the appointment.
    HH has blundered again, its not unsual for him to do so. Not too long ago he was feasting will RB a suspected plunderer.

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  8. Pleas educate the kaponyas, excited of arresting everyone not dancing to their tunes. Keep it HH, zambia needs your objectivity.

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  9. I strongly feel that the wealth that hh has amassed is misleading him.

    He who lacks wisdom, let him ask of God and the Lord who gives

    generously will grant him wisdom. This is what hh needs to do in order to translate his wealth into saving himself and the people of our great mother zambia from the shackles of poverty that has disfigured the pretty faces of the people of our nation.

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  10. Wats hapening Zambia? Judging from the comments i see here, its very clear that there is tribalism issues. Wats wrong with the oposition leader talking abt wat he feels is not right? Sata did it worse duriing his time in oposition and no one said bad things. Does it mean because he is Tonga he can’t be president? Its amazing how Zambians have become sso blind and addicted to poor leadership. HH is the guy for the job, he has all the qualities and the brains. After the Sata regime, u will all see how deep in shit the country will be gone, it’ll be very hard to recover economically. Lets think with brains not hearts Zambia.

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  11. that man is educated and rich and whatever but he lacks only one thing which HE. MCS and i the wise man posses WISDOM.
    you can never be a leader without wisdom,nangufye ulimungulu given the largest opposition party pa mbale not only do you fail to sail it to plot one but even slide it to number two.Humwaice Hali same same na ba bwezi http://www.lusakatimes.com/smilies/yahoo_cry.gif
    :((

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  12. Most you are so dull that you can’t see how dictaterior these pronouncements from the Speaker are. Do you respect freedom of spaech in that stupid country called Zambia? Don’t you understand that Freedom of speach also allows for the criticism of the PTB’s(powers that be) in this case the Speaker of the National Assembly. Who does he think he is that we cant criticize him and his minions. This is rediculous. This is how dictators are born. This is why this country will never be rich. But then, I don’t expect PF kabova’s to understand!!!

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