The Lusaka High Court is tomorrow expected to preside an interparte hearing in the matter in which opposition UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has sued Times of Zambia Newspaper for defamation.
The court has also set January 25, 2016 for interparte hearing in a matter where Mr. Hichilema has sued Zambia Daily Mail Newspaper for defamation.
Mr. Hichilema has sued Times of Zambia, over articles published on December 28, 2015.
He also filed a suit against Times of Zambia based on another article published in the Sunday Times of Zambia on December 27, 2015.
Mr. Hichilema has also sued the Zambia Daily Mail Newspaper citing articles published on December 27, 2015.
He was accused of having blasted Chieftainess Mwenda of Chikankata District of Southern Province for welcoming Patriotic Front-PF Secretary General Davies Chama.
Mr. Hichilema has contended that the damage he stands to suffer owing to the articles cannot be redressed, if he was to lose the 2016 General Election.
This is contained in statements of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court.