We will not abandon our officials who are in jail-HH

HH greets supporters in Kitwe
HH greets supporters in Kitwe

HH waving at supporters in Kitwe
HH waving at supporters in Kitwe

Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has assured that the party will continue offering support to all its members who are facing various charges in court in the aftermath of the August 11 polls.

Speaking after the party leadership went to offer solidarity to UPND officials incarcerated at Kitwe’s Kamfinsa Correctional facility after their court appearance in the Kitwe High Court, Mr Hichilema said the party is with those who have trouble with the law.

Mr Hichilema who himself along with Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba appeared in the Luanshya Magistrate Court before Magistrate John Mbuzi on allegations of unlawful assembly and seditious practices took time to offer solidarity to those incarcerated and their families.

“After our court case hearing at Luanshya Magistrate court this morning, we travelled to Kitwe for the High Court session of our incarcerated freedom fighters led by our Copperbelt Provincial Chairperson Elisha Matambo. They are facing alleged offences of aggravated robbery which are none bailable,” Mr Hichilema said.

Mr Hichilema insisted that the detained officials are political prisoners who were merely exercising their rights and obligations in the governance of our country.

“It is also a well-known fact that they are being punished for their civic duty in respect of the role they played in the vote protection following the disgusted August 11, 2016 elections. They are all in high spirits and pleaded not guilty to the allegations of theft of a Zamtel phone, laptop, and Electoral Commission of Zambia materials,” Mr Hichilema said.

“It is our duty to continue offering support and encouragement to each other as their matter has been adjourned to the 10th, 11th and 21st November for trials”

“When our time comes for the governance of this resource endowed country, we will never waste time and resources on trivialities such as harassing the opposition, as fighting hunger through a well-managed and predictable economic programme will be our priority,” he said.

And in the Luanshya case, Mr Hichilema and Mr Mwamba’s case the state prosecutors for the second time informed the court that they have not received instructions from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on how the should proceed.

Incarcerated UPND officials being taken back to Kamfisa Prison
Incarcerated UPND officials being taken back to Kamfisa Prison
HH greets supporters in Kitwe
HH greets supporters in Kitwe


  1. We don’t care whether they rot alone in prison or you join them and rot together.

    Hakainde Hakayobela aka Kaponya (HH) you are trying to remain relevant after the courts certified you a classical lDl0T with no political vision.

    Stop this fake propaganda like you care for those imprisoned thugs, villains, hooligans and retarded vagabonds. Useless Kaponya.

    • Freedom fighters, my a$$! While you are busy enjoying life, your so called freedom fighters are languishing in jail. It was really folly of HH to think Zambians would rise against the government after the elections. Zambians are smarter than that and if ever there will be a time when Zambians will rise against the government, they will do so for their own interests not for Hakaivotela Humwine’s!

  2. What about the one detained in Lusaka without bail? You’re there for your case not for those officials. It’s just a coincidence.

  3. Is it really worth it to languish in prison while he wil go back to his comfortable bed in new kasama? and this stolen votes song is becoming very BORING to say the least

  4. Lusaka times its like us in opposition especially the party that won the elections genuinely every time we post anything you don’t want to short. Why I you only showing comments of those who lost the elections, the PF

  5. It is good to see that the out going UPND President and losing National President HH is able to make time to visit our people when he is the area. His pledge to not abandon his fighters albeit lip service is well received. As you will be well aware we have continued to give you updates as we take food water and offer prayers to those in prison. His victory would have see him HH carry on as he does embracing lumpens. However, he failed us badly on all 5 occasions for him its about being at Plot 1 at all costs! But wipe your tears you who cry for true leadership, direction, hope and victory we shall provide it..2021 HH zwaaaaa…..Zambia Forward


  7. A party with no direction and bad principles! A tribal party that cannot concede defeat in an election is not worthy any salt!

  8. Dundumwezi have a right to vote for the preferred candidate just like you. Stop castigating them because of their choice. That’s why you are Patrotuc Fools. Any article you start hallucinating about HH. Is it not enough that you are in government through trickery and corruption. Kambwilis revelation of corruption is just a ice berg. The system is rotten.

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