HH arrives in Luanshya this morning
HH arrives in Luanshya this morning

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba have been arrested by police in Luanshya.

The two have been arrested on grounds that they blocked roads when they visited UPND members incarcerated at Kamfinsa prison last week.

They were summoned by Luanshya Police for interrogation after Mpongwe District Commissioner Keith Maila made a formal complaint to police that Mr Hichilema and Mr Mwamba were holding a meeting in Mpongwe without a permit.

This is after the two leaders were denied entry into Kamfinsa prison last week where they had gone to visit some incarcerated UPND officials.

And there was some confusion in Luanshya this afternoon after some PF cadres invaded Luanshya Police station where Mr Hichilema and Mr Mwamba are being questioned.

The PF cadres attacked some UPND members who were gathered at the police station to offer solidarity to their leaders and told the UPND cadres to leave Luanshya stating that Copperbelt is not southern province.

HH arrives in Luanshya this morning
HH arrives in Luanshya this morning
HH arrives in Luanshya this morning
HH arrives in Luanshya this morning
HH arrives in Luanshya this morning
HH arrives in Luanshya this morning
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57 COMMENTS

  1. It’s not necessary. These acts just scare away investors. Fact is, HH and GBM are not a threat to PF’s political discourse. Lungu is guaranteed a full five-year mandate

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    • Is this a reason enough to jail the two opposition leaders and throw away the key to avoid unnecessary challenger Edgar. You could release them just before 2021 elections?Mwikala patalala in politics!!

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    • So why is Lungu arresting opposition members if they are not a threat to him? Lungu was not ready to give up the presidency after 1 year of being in office. The election was rigged and everyone knows that. Neither Lungu nor HH got 50%+1. Just look at the figures – remove the FDD, Rainbow, and others votes. You still arrive at the same figure – PF and UPND – are the only votes counted

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    • Reuters news
      Zambian police said on Wednesday they had arrested the president and deputy leader of the country’s main opposition party.

      United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Mwamba were arrested on suspicion of sedition, the police said.

      “They have been arrested and detained for seditious practices and unlawful assembly which occurred on Sept 26. They will appear in court tomorrow,” Copperbelt police chief Charity Katanga told Reuters.

      (Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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    • HH and GBM should not think that they are “TOO BIG” or IMMUNED from being arrested and thrown in prison. They have been very notable people, even BIGGER than the two put together, who have been put in prison before without Zambia DISINTEGRATING, or OSTRACIZED by the international community. The world community, if that’s whom they are trying to impress, is more reasonable and smarter than the gullible UPND sycophants they manipulated at will. The international community is more interested in PEACE than more UNNECESSARY CONFLICTS instigated by DESPERATE LOSERS such as these two.

      I hope they are prepared to ROT in prison themselves than causing other people’s fathers, mothers, children, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters to do time for their STUP!D!TY. The State/Govt has…

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      … an OBLIGATION to preserve PEACE and SECURITY for all its Citizens. And if these two buffoons want to disturb that, they deserve to be residents at MUKOBEKO or CHIMBOKAILA for while.

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    • President Lungu defeated the whole Sata family tree, the Cartel and UPND. You need to realize that only a true tactician can defeat the incumbent president. The Police shall give these two grown men acting like children a warn and caution, then they shall enter a nolle.

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    • A puppet on a string suggests others had the dirty tactics to move the pawn in to place. All he has to do is dance.

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  2. The chosen one, to the contrary, these two guys are a danger to our peace if left loose..! They are busy inciting people not to recognise Lungu as president…wat does this mean? No one is above the law..!

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    • Why is lungu feeling guilty if he won the elections ? And if lungu won why would citizens listen to UPND ?

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    • What kind of message?

      1. Revenge is sweet
      2. Welcome to hell
      3. Do as I say or else…
      4. We are powerful and dumb which is a bad combination

      In a democracy you support whom you want. It is your right and no message sent will override your freedoms

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    • @Munene.
      People have gone back to their normal lives, both PF and UPND. Even if you allow these two to rant all they can, no one will take to the street to protest the Lungu presidency or cause upheaval. So it’s up to the Police and govt not to fall in the trap set by these two. At the end of the day, when the economy fails to perform due to uncertainties, the blame will be put on the govt, not UPND. We want to move on, we want the economy to improve. These unnecessary arrests just are not aiding our economy in any way. So the PF govt should just ignore dissenting views from these two

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    • @The Chosen One: I concur with you; dissenting views should ALWAYS be welcomed in a free and Democratic society. But what we should not confuse here is LEGITIMATE (even IRRITATING but INOCUOS) dissenting views with those that PROMOTE and ENCOURAGE LAW BREAKING and illegitimate ways and means of usurping State power. Encouraging or inciting Citizens to rise up against a legitimately elected President/Govt is unacceptable and will always attract Police and State Security’s attention anywhere in the world. And rightfully so, i might add!

      What is so hard for these two fellow Citizens to hit a RESET BUTTON and take some time off to reflect on why they LOST the August election? And then pick themselves up, come up with a winning strategy for 2021, and start acting like responsible leaders…

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      … aspiring to rule this Country some day. Why should it be the case that if HH doesn’t win an election then the Country should be on PINS and NEEDLES forever? This behaviour is now become almost SYNONYMOUS with HH/UPND since he showed up on the political scene. He has NEVER conceded any of the five (or is it six now )elections he has participated in. Nor has he EVER congratulated the eventual WINNER—so that should tell you a lot about HH’s mentality and SKEWED world he lives in!

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    • @4 Narrator, this is NOT PERSECUTION! These chaps know the RULES for HOLDING PUBLIC MEETINGS. We are AWAY FROM CAMPAIGNS AND THEY WANT US TO KEEP HEARING THE SAME ELECTION NOISE! The ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE WITH PF is THAT THEY ARE USELESSLY DISORGANIZED TO DEAL with these guys PROPERLY! EVEN NOW WE DON’T KNOW IF THEY ARE preparing PROPER PROSECUTION CASES AGAINST THE THUGS THEY HAVE DETAINED FOR ATTEMPTING TO STEAL ELECTION MATERIALS! We don’t know what is the progress is in the CASE IN WHICH THE POST fabricated a story with HELP FROM UPND that ECZ was registering foreigners when actually UPND bought Voters’,NRC Cards from genuine Zambians! These are CASES TO JAIL HH’s APPARATUS and CAN SEND CLEAR MESSAGE TO HIS FOLLOWERS!!

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    • A tad dramatic. No one needs to be killed. Get a grip. These guys are perfectly capable of holding their ground in the face of adversity. Politicians are capable of making life difficult for each other in public while sharing a whisky together in private.

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    • Taking peoples life it’s not a salustion .but committee them God so that may change from carder’s president to peoples peoples President.all country President .

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  3. This has been done before in many a failing state. Maybe if you busy yourself watching the shenanigans and patting the Prez for all actions that ‘tame’ the ones you detest then you take your eyes off everything else they are actually failing to do correctly. Pedal down with fast track to the hinterlands of a oneparty state dictatorship lovingly embraced by its worshipping fold who never see the wrong as long as they feel they will reap untold benefits. If not this they will find something else as the never ending campaign for sole domination continues…

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  4. I NOW READY TO PUT A BOOM ON MY BODY ALONG AS I KILL LUNGU.THAN I KNOW THAT ZAMBIAN WILL THAN LIVE IN PEACE WITHOUT LUNGU.

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    • Cyber terrorists do get found. As much as I am no fan of ED2.0 – your little joke will blow up in your face. Oh unintended pun. Boom!

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    • Every person is important to is. Country we Zambia. There for we don’t need to luz any of leaders we have. We all have a low to play. U important to for this country Zambia. One love chabe.

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  5. GBM and HH shall do the maneuvering tactics for one year, this is not to douse the PF popularity, no, this is to prevent their own MPs from seeking a new UPND president. Knowing Zambians, they will not call for a better leader of UPND, like Sakwiba Sikota or the Mazabuka MP.

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  6. HH main aim in his life is seeking attention!!when those few bantustans in Luanshya welcome him like that,he then thinks that he can win general elections-NEVER!!!!ITS HIGH TIME PF COMPLETELY IGNORED THESE TWO F00LS!!!MAJORITY ZAMBIANS ARE TIRED OF THEM!!FOR 3 MONTHS,ZAMBIA CAME TO STAND STILL BECAUSE OF THESE TWO GREEDY MAFIAS!!NOW IN OCTOBER,LIFE IS RETURNING TO NORMAL AND WE ARE HAVING MONEY-SURELY CAN WE CARE ABOUT HH?BIG NO!!EVEN IN 2021,WE SHALL NEVER VOTE FOR HH IN 6 AND HALF PROVINCES!!

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    • Zambian police said on Wednesday they had arrested the president and deputy leader of the country’s main opposition party.

      United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Mwamba were arrested on suspicion of sedition, the police said.

      “They have been arrested and detained for seditious practices and unlawful assembly which occurred on Sept 26. They will appear in court tomorrow,” Copperbelt police chief Charity Katanga told Reuters.

      (Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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    • The constitution ordered this. The Bill of rights that was shut down by we the Zambians could have prevented this.

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    • @12.1 Nzelu, good observation. In fact the duo especially HH campaigned against the same bill of rights which could have given them to freedom address meetings as they seem to wish! People will finally get fed up with these guys and they will clobbered badly and the Police will just say “we didn’t know they were in the area we could have protected them had they asked for a permit”.

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    • @Nzelu, the Bill of Rights was not shut down. The referendum was meant to usher in additions to the Bill of Rights. It is a very dangerous precedent to imagine that just because a referendum did not work out then what was supposed to be replaced has been suspended or erased. DO NOT MAKE the politician ride roughshod on the innocent, often-times ignorant citizenry. STOP IT.

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  7. Hon lubinda kick start constitution amendment. All those who have appeared twice on a ballot paper should give chance to their friends. We all want to be presidents and MPs. No third term in all elective positions. America do it we shall also do it

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  8. Please let them face the law….remember no one is above the law.PRESIDENT EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU i salute to you do your job.

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  9. Ba Nzelu just take your sit and shut up!!! The Bill of Rights is still part of our Constitution. Only what was going to be added to it did not go through after the referendum failed to pass. What they are being accused are legally guaranteed to HH and GBM. No court can convict them.

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  10. we shall overcome This is the beginning of a revolution. I told you pre eleciton that what zambia needed was an overhaul of the entire status quo. HH might not live to see the fruit of his labour. However, we are doing this for the future generations. Few years ago the upnd was not a popular party and was barely even getting quarter share of votes. Now we are neck to neck with the theives. A sign that zambians are waking up with improved literacy levels. It is just a matter of time before majority are enlightened and educated such that parties like pf which rely on abuse of power to stay in power are done away with. I thank you. GOD bless HH and GBM. God bless zambia bane.
    NEZ
    Chief strategist of the UPND
    Blogging Live in Italy

    BTW look at how healthy and handsome these real men…

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    • WE ARE GOING NOWHERE WITH THIS RUBBISH! SELF-IMPOSED “KING”

      These are bitter lessons for all genuine Party members. We should have had a new leader by now. But look! All eyes are on HH as “The Saviour”- Alas, not mine. Instead of strategizing for 2021, the guy is sending us in circles. BB

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  11. House arrest 5 years. Army, Police state of emergency out in force. Eradicate this group before it finds a chink to flow through to destroy Zambia.

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    • Ranting from abroad whilst enjoying freedoms not existent in Zambia. Patriot or parasitic 1mbecile?

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  12. Whether in prison or out of prison we are on your side.gbm had bn there several times we encourage you to také heart. mandela and kaunda even jesus passed through the samé.

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    • ati “… mandela and kaunda even jesus passed through the same.” Really!?

      Do you even know what these three individuals stood and fought for? Their causes will NEVER be at the same level as that of the two pompous and greedy GOONS like your ‘Kalusa’ Hagain Hagain and his ‘Katubi’ sidekick, GBV. Don’t CHEAPEN the struggles of these gallant individuals by likening their struggles to DIM WITTED, UNPATRIOTIC, SELF-CENTERED, and REGIONALISTS muppet like HH.

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  13. let them rot in prison Kaunda jailed high profile politicians because of this nonsense so who do these two think they are.They are putting their families at risk all because of their greed and arrogance losing an election is not the end of the world kutumpa kwa musango shani.

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  14. YAMBAYAMBA you seem so bitter and an illiterate person who can not see and understand issues as they are this kind of rigid is not only dangerous to the country but to you yourself as well. the arrest is not necessary at this point its a sign of insecurity and for now it will look fun an fine with PF but soon or later even PF will be affected terribly

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  15. Going by the happenings, Zambia is no a christian nation but a DEVIL’S NATION, and the devil is in state house AND must be removed from there!

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  16. @Yambayamba
    ECL abused public funds – a fact did HH & GBM do that NO. ECL abused and continues abusing the police – a fact and HH & GBM are not. ECL abused ECZ but HH & GBM didnt a – a fact. EECL abused local govt personnel to rig election but HH & GBM didnt – a fact. ECL used foreigners(ugandans and Zimbabweans) to destroy his own country – maybe let me say our country HH & GBM ddnt – a fact! etc

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  17. HERO-WORSHIP FOR HH IS MEDIOCRE
    There is no way to continue supporting a candidate who loses 5 times. Are there no people in the Party to take over from him? His time is gone and past the reality has shown. Instead of going round the country making noise we should see this man step down quietly so that we plan for 2021.

    Anyone thinking we still have HH for 2021 is mistaken and that would be a very big miscalculation. Let us put our house in order. Past is best forgotten, it will only help us to strategize with another leader. We still have higher chances of winning than the “NASHALA NEKA PARTIES” ADORING PF day and night. BB

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  18. So if HH is caught shoplifting in Shoprite he should not be arrested because the arrest has been ordered by Edgar Lungu? Please let’s wait if these two guys have no case the court will set free. Insulting will not give us the answer.

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