UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema this morning failed to appear before Kabwata Police for questioning in connection with alleged breach of the Public Order Act.
Mr Hichilema along with UPND Deputy Secretary General Kuchunga Simusamba was summoned for questioning for alleged breach of the Public Order Act.
This is after Mr Hichilema visited shops and homes in different parts of Lusaka this week.
Mr. Hichilema and Mr Simusamba who were expected to be questioned at Kabwata Police station at 10 Hours did not show up because the summons was not properly served on him.
Several UPND supporters had converged at Kabwata Police Station to offer solidarity to Mr Hichilema.
Lusaka Province Police Commissioner Charity Katanga disclosed that Mr. Hichilema is expected to report to Kabwata Police on Monday next week for questioning.
Meanwhile, Former Minister of Commerce Dipak Patel has applied for a police permit to allow him freely move and mingle around in the country and greet people as a recognisable public figure.
Mr. Patel, who is also former Campaign manager for UPND President Hakainde Hichilema in the January 20th Presidential by-election and a Former Lusaka Central Constituency MP took his letter to Lusaka’s Kabulonga Police Post around midday today.
In his comments after applying for the permit, Dipak encouraged all current and former Members of Parliament and Ministers, formers Presidents, First Ladies and all other public figures like musicians, artists to ensure that they apply for police permits in order for them to meet, greet, talk and mingle with people within the boundaries Zambia, especially if they attract crowds as a requirement under what he called the PF/Zambia Police regime.