UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has made an astonishing claim that police yesterday threatened him with fresh arrest if he stopped over and spoke to more than two people in Luanshya.
This was when Mr Hichilema and his Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba appeared for mention in the Luanshya Magistrate Court for unlawful assembly and seditious practices.
Mr Hichilema said police officers instructed his entourage that even shaking hands with two people within the court premises amounts to an illegal assembly.
“And as usual, heavily armed state police hounded us out of Luanshya immediately after the court hearing stating that even shaking hands with two people within the court premises amounts to an illegal assembly,” Mr Hichilema stated.
More police officers were assigned to monitor Mr Hichilema and Mr Mwamba in Kapiri Mposhi as they stopped over to buy food at Debonairs.
Three police officers were right at the entrance of Debonairs as the convoy parked to refreshen and buy food.
One officer was dressed in a riot gear with a button in his hand while the other officer was dressed in an ordinary khaki uniform with teargas gangsters and the other one was in plain clothes.
The officer in plain clothes suddenly was making a call and made signs to the other officers who immediately moved away from the entrance at the time Mr Hichilema and his entourage was walking towards the entrance.
The officers went to join other officers who were by the roadside where their blue land cruiser was packed.
All the officers had eyes fixed on Debonairs and the entourage until the UPND convoy drove off.
Despite tight police security throughout the route, members of the public still managed to take photos and selfies with the UPND leadership.
“We call on all our members and sympathisers across the country and beyond to remain strong as we seek justice, good governance and economic emancipation for a better Zambia. This is in line with our vision of a united, prosperous and equitable Zambia,” Mr Hichilema said.
Looks like GBM and HH are not zambians after prayers and repentance yesterday!!
Welcome to Lungu fake Christian nation, truth will catch up with you soon.
Zambia – Most definitely a Police State under PF.
These evangelicals are all fornicators, theives and liars. That is the one Lungu sees as Christian because he himself is the son of the devil. The foolish evangelicals are like the Pharisees stealing from the temple. Useless and worthless . Let Lungu build the church, God will just laugh. Minister of Religious Affairs is a charlatan.
Prayers for what. Njala ya ku nyokola kwa wiso.
ECL and his gestapo-like team are so jittery. Just let HH and GBM alone and focus on delivering what you promised Zambians – a country in reverse.
HH is an excuse for Lungu’s luck of vision.
Kindly make sure that you arrest the cost of living which has gone up and even the president is feeling it, not GBM NA HH
VENGEANCE FROM OUR LORD GOD IS SWEET AND ACCURATE! LET GOD BE GOD TODAY YOU ARE BEING PERSECUTED, BUT TOMORROW GOD WILL GRANT YOU VICTORY AND FREEDOM. VIVA UPND VIVA! VIVA ZAMBIA FORWARD VIVA! WE THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE ARE BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY.
The Police whom HH referred to as morons are really doing great work indeed. Taming the two mischief. I do not think prisons get full. They ONLY get crowded. So room is still there for the two misguided tom and jerry!
The police are being paid and they do not know their work Wait until Zambians are under curfew and scared of the police, then you will know that the police are useless. They will harass and lock people up for 4 kwacha. These police are worthless.
Weak Lungu !
Yes, when some one becomes a nuisance he needs to be shown that they way they want to abuse their freedom to inconvenience others can lead to them being caged for the sake of peace! Some people can only understand when you play hard with them!
Its the same God both Lungu and Hakainde worship but God chose Edgar.
Haha then God hates zambia.
No, Lungu is the bastard son of Mugabe who is the devil. God closed his eyes and Lungu stole the election. But judgement day is coming
Its history now people.
History today creates the future of tomorrow.
We are watching any filling our dairies. With this history am sure it is worth it.
Sadly some Zambians are supporting this behaviour from the police no let us put a stop to this suppression.
I hope God had nothing to do with the stealing of votes, if He did appoint ECL then we are a cursed nation, the suffering is too much to bear. How can our God, the God of Abraham and Isaac forsake us.
We know God uses the least of us to do wonders but I do not believe a dictator is one of God’s choices. ECL was going to be humbled heart ready to serve the poorest of our society.
Soon, All will be revealed and God’s wishes for us will be fulfilled. We continue to pray not like many who wish to be seen in public, football stadiums and the lot, but in our private areas we shall kneel and call upon you oh Lord, hear our humble prayers. Come Oh Lord to our rescue, do not let us perish at the hands of the hard hearted.
HH we have not heard from you as your supporters if the actions and the road you have taken will lead to you ruling this year the we are behind you. in the meantime we have gone ahead as the grass roots to gather data on how we fared and lessons learnt….we looking forward to seeing you soon so you can tell us or let us know the way forward
i have told you that Lungu is a fake Christian and that God is not hearing their prayers. what is surprising is that KK is quiet. i supported RB all the way but am disappointed with him. The USA, UK and EU are quiet and can’t condemn Lungu’s evil schemes. this is how they support dictators who destroy their nations. But Zambians will rise up against this oppression
Why dont the Zambia Police members not have Identity Numbers on their shirts so that agrieved civilians can identify them when they have been abused by them? The absence of these ID numbers on their shirts clearly shows that impunity is the order of the day under the PF. With ZP experienced in peacekeeping, such an oversight is clearly intentional, aimed to hide criminals within ZP entitiy.
But I heard HH boasting during elections that the men in uniform were under his command. They even published a picture of policemen displaying Upnd posters
Christian Nation of Lungu and his fool***s, Pukuta Mwanza and Joshua Banda.
Do not always dramatize events to mean havoc even when the intention is good. The police presence is good for both his safety and that of the onlookers.
I totally agree with you there! He is a prominent figure and may get ”plugged” by someone pausing as a sympathiser!
Just a thought, a chief in Mpongwe urgent the subject to recognize HH not Lungu as president so who’s going to sign her monthly cheque since it’s a pf minister who’s responsible? Is she going to reject the cheque as a matter of principle?
upnd can you kindly tell the Zambians how and where your votes were stolen from.We want evidence.
Produce your pvt also so that we compare yours with the one for PF,MOTHERS CHURCH BODIES AND OTHERS.
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