THE Luanshya magistrate court has threatened to revoke the bail of UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema and his vice Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba if they continue to issue statements concerning the matter before court.
The two leaders appeared before Magistrate John Mbuzi of Ndola.
In count one Hichilema is charged with Seditous practices contrary to the laws of zambia.
Particulars are that Hichilema on September 20, in Mpongwe did conspire with other unknown to bring into hatred, incite violence, resistance and disobedience to the administration of the elected governmentof zambia by uttering wordss namely ” nga taba mufumishe Matambo, epo ulubuli lwalatampila”.
In count two GBM is charged with sedituous practices.
It is alleged that on 26, september, in Mpongwe GBM did did conspire with other unknown to bring into hatred, incite violence, resistance and disobedience to the administration of the elected governmentof zambia by uttering wordss namely ” ifwe pano ngaba UPND tulwile twakana iyi government yakwa Lungu; ngabamyeba ati kuli ama meeting yaba Lungu mulekana, pantu ipresident wesu ni HH”.
In count three the duo are charged with unlawful assembly contrary to the laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that on September 26 in mpongwe being in a public place jointly and whilst acting togather with others unknown did convene, assemble unlawfully with intent to carry out some common purpose without notifying the regulating officer.
They pleaded not guilty to all charges and Court granted them bail in their own recognisance of K 25,000 each and two working sureties.
When the matter came up for mention, the state complained that the accused had continued to issue statements in a matter before court.
” We have a complaint where the accused persons have continued to issue statements on a matter before court. We feel this is not in the interest of the case,” the state submitted.
In his ruling, magistrate Mbuzi threatened to revoke the bail for the accused.
“This may be seditious. So if the accused continue to issue statements, this court will have no option but to revoke the bail,” magistrate Mbuzi said, further adjourning the matter to November, 7 for mention and possible trial.