Police officers push Zambezi West Member of Parliament Charles Kakoma out of the Lusaka Central Police Station
FILE: Police officers push Zambezi West Member of Parliament Charles Kakoma out of the Lusaka Central Police Station

The opposition UPND has demanded that treason charges against its leader Hakainde Hichilema be dropped immediately.

UPND Spokesman Charles Kakoma said in an interview in Lusaka that the party is fearing for Mr Hichilema’s life.

Mr Kakoma said police officers just informed Mr Hichilema’s lawyers that they have received instructions to arrest him on treason charges.

“Our lawyers were merely told by the police officers that they are acting on instructions from higher officers. They came with a charge sheet and said they will be charging him on treason charges, Mr Kakoma said.

And Mr Hichilema’s lawyer Jack Mwiimbu described the treason charge slapped on his client as nonsensical.

“How can they arrest him on treason charges for allegedly obstructing the presidential motorcade when he wasn’t even the one driving? At this stage, Mr Hichilema is still under detention and has not not been taken to court, Mr Mwiimbu said.

Meanwhile, Mr Hichilema appeared calm and unshaken when he appeared for formalities at Lilayi Police, moments before he was taken in.

He kept waiving the UPND symbol at his supporters while some of them broke down.

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  1. No the majority of the zambia know the TREASON are justified.

    Do not release HH he is a danger to zambia.

    Keep him locked

    Thanks

    BB2014,16

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    • HH Mandela, you can’t handle your 27 years!

      This cow is a killer of democracy and peace, he must be dealt accordingly.

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    • Want a joiner as witness. I have studied pictures and videos. Worst risky were those cows along the road when Lungu was overtaking. Why advance party never chased those cows? Slaughter them for putting life of Lungu in danger.
      More to come…

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    • Absolutely unnecessary slag hummer option. I love Chagwa and exercise my constitutional right in supporting him unflinchingly. But as a rational actor, I disapprove of such macabre tactics by the police regardless of the source. It is irrational decision that is devoid of strategy. You don’t resort to zero options in political traps. President Chagwa has political capital that need be wisely expent on smart initiatives that would render his opponents irrelevant in the courts of public option. We are attracting the world attention for wrong reasons. Stop it and let’s give Chagwa chance to develop our country in sustained peace.

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    • This is where african leaders get it wrong they want to fix people particular people not the economy they waste so much resources on useless things.
      What about the driver of his vehicle or the other vehicles.
      At the most his driver must be charged with failing to obay police instructions or obstructing a police vehicle thereby endangering people’s lives.
      Forget about who recognises who you are a president some will like you others won’t so what?
      Go find the killers of the ZAF officer do something sensible please!
      That’s why this nonsense of fixing each other never ends image you wake up in 2021 and PF loses!
      Show us how humble you are and ignore trivial things!

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    • Let HH spend time in there. He is way too over his head. No one should dare given anything to eat let alone bathing. Is torture in the middle of the night still allowed in Zambia?

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    • The offence of treason traces its roots back to an English statute enacted during the reign of Edward III (1327–1377), prohibiting levying war against the king, adhering to his enemies, or contemplating his death.

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    • hh HAS BEEN INSULTING WITH IMPUNITY THE PRESIDENT AND ALL AUTHORITY AND THUS DESERVES NO SYMPATHY. NOT RECOGNISING THE PRESIDENT ALONE IS TREASONOUS.
      THE GOVERNMENT HAD TO ACT

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    • As a true Pro PF commentator I’m not happy with this!MR PRESIDENT SIR PLEASE RELEASE THE HUMAN HYENA (HH)!Despite his childish antics it was a miscalculation to arrest him and charge him with treason! The old school of politics tells us arrest political opponents at your own peril! Advisors to the President you are failing ECL and the lot of you should be sacked yesterday! On winning the election I stated right here on Lsk times if we as PF don’t check useless expenditure in govt on luxury Suvs and hefty allowances we are doomed! Now because of this short sight we are infact facing problems! Achievements are there but more could be done if the ones at the top sacrifice, HH is not the solution and his past and present deeds confirm this! Zambia needs a better opposition!Miyanda and…

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    • What is the biggest question is who does Edgar represent? Is it himself. the majority of Zambians. PF and all its new associated comrades or the original PF with its vision? These are the biggest questions. Edgar you need to look at yourself. You ate the first Zambin leader to beg to be accepted ever. There is a problem that you need to address and only you has the solution to your acceptance problems.

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    • The correct thing was to give a ticket to the driver. The Zambia police have become lapdogs of Lungu but they will know what other African countries have learn to their bitter regret. That chaos and trouble follows a dictator. Give the man a citation for driving past a motorcade. HH was not driving. and Zulu is a dog,. His police officers should be punished for stealing from HH home.

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    • These are the same pipo who last month were raising hands at Jesus’s tomb. Their true colours have come out.

      To Lungu, what goes around, always comes around. The precedence of arresting opposition leaders was broken by RB but now Lungu has picked up where Mwanawasa left. Lungu will never enjoy his presidency or retirement.

      What a shameful childish Lungu. He set up HH. He knew HH was on the way to Limulunga, but he decided to cruise his convoy to push HH’s convoy off the road. The video is clear.

      Lungu will isolate himself even more. No president will allow him to visit unless his fellow African dictators. Already no one likes him, he just forces other presidents for visits.

      Investors, IMF, World bank, EU etc. will shun Lungu. Remember how we suffered after donors pulled out…

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    • CONT’D

      Remember how we suffered after donors pulled out during FTK’s incarceration of KK & Dean Mungomba.

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    • Mushota is a man. The so called Nick has found out and now she has turned rogue. What kind of woman can support this kind of behaviour. There is a legal system the police must follow before any arrests. Further, Lungu keeps putting himself on the spotlight for international or regional intervention especially that he is occupying that position illegally.

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    • Ignore Flip Flop Mushota, doesn’t think things through.

      There is no treason case here, it is just an opportunity that PF has used to fix the opposition. ECL has set a bad precedence. HH has a right not to recognise ECL, but ECL can’t force people to recognise him. Whether you are PF or UPND, doesn’t matter, we need to get to the core of this issue, this is not a treason case.
      They will try to ask HH to request ECL to be pardoned, but that will not happen. I am curious how this whole saga will roll out.

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    • PF. in its current form, is chsing its tail. The eradication of the post was considered before by other greater leaders and because them they were more sensible the did not pursue the futile venture. Lungu and his zealots are so dull that they don’t see beyond their noses. Closing the Post will cfeate a vacuun for similar even more aggressive media to come about. This will even accelerate their exit. How fooli.sh and myopic. In any case Lungu is illegitimate and forged.

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    • THE CHAP KEEPS ON DOUBLING DOWN ON HIS RECKLESSNESS
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      His incarceration is in good faith, lawlessness can not be tolerated. Someone had to apply some necessary breaks on this inexperienced politician’s pace. I would have loved him to rot little bit in jail. GOOD JOB, NOW THAT IS THE RULE OF LAW AT PLAY. ATI MALABISHI AISHA!

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    • HH, even after 10 years if being in politics he has remained an under five.

      He always miscalculated. He contradicted the international election observers by rubbishing their findings then calling on them to support his desire to go to State House.

      First of all he undermines the intellect of the international observers that they joined Lungu in his perceived ‘stealing of vote’, and then goes ahead and calls for their support.

      Now it is this miscalculation; he commits a criminal offence in view of the entire nation and even international community by blocking presidential motorcade, which act has been condemned by all well-meaning citizens across the country.

      But his plan was that when he is arrested people will rise. But how can you openly commit a crime and think people will…

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    • But his plan was that when he is arrested people will rise. But how can you openly commit a crime and think people will speak for you, instead of presenting yoursrlf as law abiding to win the support of the public.

      Everything about him is ‘dununa reverse’

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    • TREASON IS VERY JUSTIFIED FOR THE BOY. HE HAS BEEN ON IT FOR A LONG TIME AND HERE IT HAS COME FOR HIM.

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    • Please fellow bloggers assist, I am missing Sara, aya kwisa? Hope still enjoying God’s favors!

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    • For those that have seen video footage will agree that hh is very child especially hiring gbm to be his vice.

      The scene was ugly. Policer sweeper nearly hit hh vehicles as upendi kada threw insults at the head of state.

      Threw him in gail .

      Let GBM take over

      And thats the end of upendi lovestory

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    • Let the law take its course.

      HH has been acting with impunity.

      He must know that he’s not above the law…

      He’s already filed a writ of habeas corpus to challenge his detention when he has not even spent a night in prison yet.

      He looked dazed and totally shocked together with entire legal team when the treason charge was mentioned to him.

      Let’s now see what you are made of

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    • The money he looted while people died has made him mad.v

      Its blood money and he will die a bitter man

      They smoked him out his mansion like a rat.

      Now GBM automatically takes over. Ki ki ki ki ki ki .

      All the judges are pf and i see hh convicted.

      He is not standing in 2021.
      Ki ki ki ki

      He crossed the red line

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    • Article 41 (1) (d) of the Zambian Constitution as amended stipulates a person who, “… prepares or endeavours to carry out by force any enterprise which usurps the executive power of the State in any matter of both a public and a general nature;” shall be guilty of treason.

      HH cipuba sana … Useless cretin!!! Convict him and don’t waste time to do the right thing at Mukobeko!!! Inama ya mwaice tainona bane!!! Given the evidence in that video … did HH prepare or endeavor to carry out by force any enterprise which usurped the executive powers?

      Yes, he did … interfering with the passed of an executive motorcade by force. The Presidential escort pushed over, but his motorcade did not yield.

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    • Continued … Just that same action of even a police escort vehicle being interfered with would have landed him in prison here in the United States, how about a motorcade carrying the head of state? On October 4, 2013, a 34-year-old Miriam Carey, of Stamford, Conn. tried to interfer with White House Secret Service using her car as a weapon and was shot on the spot.

      In the States, all of the drivers in HH’s motorcade would have been shot and HH would have been history too. Those supporting his actions are as witless as HH himself. There can only be one President at a time and once an election is over we all go back to normal and await the next time around.

      Get rid of this cretin once and for all … he is even lucky I am not President myself!!!

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    • DOES IT MEAN THAT NOW GBM IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE TONGAS NOW THAT HH HAS BEEN INCARCERATED AND HIM BEING HIS VICE AND AS PER 50%+1?

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    • kaizer zulu and his antics at play. A very dangerous character this ka man is. He is like Leon Trotsky

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    • Mushota you are not in heaven UK is not far I will visit you to remove tribalism in your skull soon.

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  2. Nonsense! Let your demigod rot in prison. Who is he to be breaking laws with impunity? He should serve as a lesson to others. It is the rule of law

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    • Saulosi and others you are breaking the law by insulting and hatred. If the way you is what’s going on in PF cabinet meetings, then I see a Syria in Zambia.

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    • What a joke – what is a mere traffic offence at worst becomes treason! Only in Zambia, a failed state. No wonder Lungu wants to leave ICC so that he can kill Zambians whenever and as he wants.

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    • Zed has now a paranoid dictator, mass murderer and great drinker as a leader. Paranoia is caused by rigging the elections.

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    • Lungu has short himself on the foot. Why? because he is useless and foo.lish little man who is a danger to himsef and others. He is a drunken pilot about to crush-land with a lot of passebgers on board. Why don’t people see what I see?

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  3. In a normal functioning democracy with reasonable institutions subservient to the rule of law and good governance, the arrest of HH or the broader context of his alledged crime or concocted “crime” would not exist.
    In a vile corrupt system manned by despicable and chance creatures as PF, an arrest such as HH’s is a badge of honour and may even be redemptive; For HH becomes a mirror which amplifes PF’s buffoonery.

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    • Zambians are generally short-sighted and have short memories! They can’t connect the dots yet to see that this treason charge is a laughable one. Even Obasanjo can’t believe what people are calling treason. You don’t sweep the road when the motorcade is already in motion. You do that way in advance. Those who see where this thing is heading to are wondering why even the so called learned people can’t see. What we have now in Zambia is not the rule of law but the rule of men with small hearts and minds who think they know it all! The biggest casualty will be the economy and ordinary Zambians! Enjoy the drama as it unfolds!

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    • A dictator is always quick to accuse anyone of treason when he’s scared the person will take power away from him.

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  4. No that he is out of the way his starved wife can be assisted its been a while just politics and more politics no action secret ni ku bedi ala

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  5. This cant be treason naimwe ba PF. Its a misdemeanour. The silly UPND should have just apologised and Lungu should have shut up fire fanning Mumbi Phiri who seems to think there is a civil war in Zed.

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    • If anything, I would rather, we neutralise Mumbi Phiri first! She is the HELL raiser and the best we need to let her taste her own medicine. Why should we always be taking this PF Sh.it from these thieves? Zambia deserves better!!

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    • @Mainza China I agree with you.Some one in UPND should have seen this coming and apologised. The driver for HH did not move out of the road when the police vehicle signalled him to do so. Look at Hon Kakoma press statement? Coupled with the statement from UPND that they do not recognize ECL…The inference from PF is that HH did not want to pull out of the road because they do not recognize him thereby pausing risk to the President… This may complicate life for HH?

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    • HH and UPND are too proud to apologise. They do not believe that a lowly person like Edgar can be president. In their culture people are looked at through the lens of wealth. How many cattle? How much money? One has. They are chocked that someone from the ghetto is president!

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  6. That’s what you get for trying to catch the tiger by the tail. Aza umvwa mwala…

    Let him dangle on the hook for a while before he gets pardoned. He’s lucky that after all Zambians are not hard-hearted and believe in forgiveness. If it was some countries in West Africa, he’d have been wasted the same time he failed to give way to the motorcade.

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    • How unfortunate the majority PF cadres cannot see beyond the nose over HH arrest. A man at his level is not easy to arrest. He is not Besigne of Uganda whom Museveni has been tossing around without any notable negative impact to the economy. As I write this, potential lenders to Zambia who are being approached to fill in the ‘IMF’ window have withdrawn today. Are you not aware there was an emergency Cabinet meeting at State House? Think before you lip my friend.

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  7. THE BAHAVIOUR OF HH GIVES THE IMPRESSION THAT ZAMBIA IS UNGOVERNABLE, ZAMBIA HAS NO PRESIDENT. HH HAS LITERALLY INSULTED ALL THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT. HE INSULTS THE PRESIDENT WHOM HE DOES NOT EVEN RECOGNISE, HE HAS INSULTED THE JUDICIARY AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE. HE INSILTS AND DISRESPECTS THE SPEAKER. ALL THESE ARE NONENTITIES TO HIM. THE POLICE ARE ALL CONSIDERED AS ILLITERATE THUGS. HH MAY NOT RECEIVE ANY SYMPATHY FROM MANY QUARTERS. I THINK HE INVITED THIS UPON HIMSELF EVEN AS HE WORKS HIS WAY TO SELF DESTRUCTION. THE CHARGE MAY NOT AMOUNT TO ANYTHING, BUT HE HAS DONE HIMSELF A POLITICAL DEATH BLOW. MANY PEOPLE HAVE LOST ELECTIONS AND HAVE GONE THROUGH HURT. BUT THEY DO NOT BEHAVE LIKE HH.

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  8. There, mr. lungu has just exhibited his stup!dity, if you were in doubt. What a retarded kid mr. lungu has proven himself to be. What a show of insecurity and low self-esteem and for a guy calling himself president, this cowardly act indicates that he knows he is not the real president. What a sucker this punk is! To be remote controlled by thugs like kaiser and mumbi phiri!?

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  9. What a sucker this punk is! To be remote controlled by thugs like kaiser and mumbi phiri!? And you call yourself a president!!!

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  10. What triggered a civil war in Rwanda was when reckless opposition parties brought down a plane carrying the President and his Burundi counterpart. Those supporting HH don’t understand that Zambia would have been thrown into serious turmoil if President Lungu’s motorcade was involved in a traffic accident caused by UPND cadres. The police have taken a right stance because people must learn to respect the office of the President. With HH in jail, UPND will be broke. Let defections begin! Hoorah

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    • What accident? I viewed that video over and over again. Both parties just had some jolly time. Lungu was even trying to wave at HH through the window. In a serous country, Lungu’s motorcade should have known HH was still going slowly. They should have sent a sweeper well before Eagle One drove past. He should not even have tried to overtake. He had information of what was happening on that route; that cadres had lined up for HH. He should have anticipated this. He should just have waited to avoid a potential accident as you call it my friend. Do not exaggerate. This whole issue has been overdramatized by cadres who have run out of corrupt money and now seeking for recognition. Mumbi Phiri….In any case, HH should have waited for Lungu to arrive and not the other way round. HH arrived…

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    • Dedani Kimathi you must also remember that the same Oposition under Kagame which brought down the plane come into Rwanda and taught a lesson the Tribal Government sodiers and Officials a lesson flushed them and jailed them up today.We shall soon teach you a lesson the so called Majority.Wait and see ask your self why all UPND members are quite?

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  11. Ctn …Miyanda and Sinkamba rise up to the occassion it is clear that the United Dunderheads are in a state of Stupidity Limbo!
    As Einstein said ” madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” United Dunderheads have had this Hungry Hyena cretin as their candidate 5 times and yet they continue..every nation needs an objective opposition as a key to development but when this is lacking for selfish reasons then we must reflect and be honest! ZAMBIA NEEDS A BETTER OPPOSITION! BUT RELEASE HUMAN HYENA AND LET HIM CONTINUE CHEWING ON HIS OWN VOMIT!

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    • So when you sleep at night, you are fully proud of yourself? Sobriety and clarity of expression is the quality that defines a man. Put your thoughts across as one who is normal and organized; that is what anchors you among the best.

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    • Which ‘rise to the occasion’ iwe chi****la when the 2 know that HH committed an offence. Mind you Miyanda was Chair of the investigative Commission for Mwanawasa’s accident. Knowing him, he will not succumb to such gymnastics that tend to threaten the life of a sitting president. Iyi ninkondo yenu bane ba Dundumwezi

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  12. This is a good development as it will give us bembas the chance to rule Zambia for the first time through GBM who is technically the UPND President kaili the Party cannot be headed by a jailbird (Kanyangu)
    GBM FOR PRESIDENT 2022 !
    MILES SAMPA FOR RUNNING MATE 2022 !
    Viva Bemba Power, Viva !!!!

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  13. This was a well planned set up to get hh arrested, ecl schooled by Mugabe, these are familia tricks in African politics

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  14. ALL THE JUDGES AND JUSTICES HAVE BEEN INSULTED BY HH. AND THESE ARE THE JUDGES THAT HH SHOULD EXPECT TO DEFENG HIM.

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    • My friend it is even in the Highway Code.

      If HH is a real man standing on real facts then let him tell it to the judges face that he does not recognise ECL as the president. That will be the end of it. But from the look of things i know he is a coward and he will not say that.

      Let the son of a beach answer for his careless talk and actions.

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    • @ One Zambia & Hachintu: If you are not dull yourselves, tell me the Chapter & rule number in highway code or the act number.

      Is there also a law which requires Ministers to kneel down when speaking to LUNGU? Becoz next time a minister refuses to kneel down, s/he may be arrested.

      Dictators are created by bootlickers & hero-worshipers

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  15. Much has HH and his supporters disapprove President Lungu, they should know that obstructing flashing emergency vehicles much more presidential motorcade is very dangerous traffic hazard which puts lives in danger. That why in traffic rules we are told to pull over when you see presidential motorcade or emergency vehicles. In this case HH and his people were wrong. HH should just man up and apologize to president Lungu and people of Zambia and the case will be over. Manje mawala ba HH kaya.

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    • @Mwiponta Mukabwela: In a normal democracy with professional non partisan Police, all the Drivers in HH’s convoy were going to be charged for not stopping/ giving way, on same material day. HH was not driving any of those cars, how was he endangering the life of the President? From a neutral point of view, this issue is being over dramatized by the PF team. ECL had an option of using a standby Chopper if they discerned the situation on the ground and that is why the Police did no have the famous BMW super bikes to sweep the road ahead of the President.

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  16. At law there is a huge difference between a Traffic Offence and a Treasonable Offence or Crime. Treason means overthrowing a Legitimate govt in power and what happened on that Road was a mere obstruction of a Presidential Motorcade. This was a trap to arrest HH and charge him for Treason. This was meant to keep HH in detention and delay the Petition Hearing at ICJ and bar him from holding Rallies countrywide. This is a well known tactic used by Dictators to suppress their opponents. Zambia is now a Police and failed State where there is no longer Rule of Law, respect for Human Rights,Good Governance and Constitutionalism. Zambia is doomed under illegitimate Dictator Lungu. Cry the beloved Zambia.

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    • Treason is not overthrowing a legitimate government in power – did Gen Tembo, Gen Miyanda, Edward Shamwana, Capt. Solo overthrow any government?

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    • Good observation Mwape! I have never heard of a motorcade that has to do some overtaking. All real motorcades have the entire road to themselves. It was a very bad setup to find reason to arrest someone giving them sleepless nights. First it was the post, then Saviour, now HH. Next victim is the ordinary citizen because what we have now is the rule of men and not the rule of law. Where the rule of law is working, no police officer forces an entry into your house without a warrant teargasing you and breaking everything and stealing at the same time! The police are now a law unto themselves. By saying boma ni boma, you are inadvertently promoting the rule of men to which all will be victims! Time is the best teacher!

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  17. Whether you are upnd or PF,you must blame HH’s conduct in mongu.all citizens must respect the prrsidency.if HH gave way to ECL’s motorcade,today he would be enjoying life in his mansion.BUT HE ASKED FOR THIS.WE CANNOT HAVE TWO SETS OF LAWS.ONE FOR THE RICH AND THE OTHER FOR THE POOR.IF YOU AND I(POOR ZAMBIAN) BLOCKED THE PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE LIKE HH DID,TODAY YOU WOULD BE AT A CEMETRY.SO WHY SHOULD HH BREAK THE LAWS AND GO SCORT FREE?i have said it here many times that HH’s political direction after 11/08/2016 would land him in hell before 2021.my words have come to pass.PATIENCE PAYS.HH COULD HAVE JUST WAITED FOR 2021!!BUT HE HAS BEEN ASKING FOR THIS.NOW HE IS RISKING HIS LIFE IN JAIL!NOBODY WILL PROTEST IN 6.5 PROVINCES WHILE THOSE IN 3.5 PROVINCES CAN EASILY BE HANDLED BY MEN IN…

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    • A motorcade that has to do some overtaking is no motorcade at all but a procession! That was a dangerous way to move a head of state! Even former presidents like Olusagon Obasanjo issued a statement to say it was security and the government at fault! It was just a very childish set up!

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  18. My brothers sisters mothers children and all those that believe in a fair and free Zambia. I can inform you that we are working tirelessly to release the president through legal means. We have been receiving a lot of requests and pressure to follow the violent way but I must insist that the upnd will never reduce itself to pf by being violent and disregarding the law. We are better than that and eventually the truth shall prevail. We know that there are attempts to kill hh within police custody. However we must stress that the upnd is not just hh. You might kill one of us but you will never kill the ideals. I say remain resolute and trust in us. God bless Zambia

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    • This is the most remarkable post I have reade today from @ NEZ. I say so because this blogger is consistently disparaging Christianity & the Word of God nearly every Sunday when Bible Ministry @ LT kindly shares Sunday message. I’m so touched & in awe of the transforming power of the Lord Almighty to see same blogger recognising the God that protects Zambia. I will continue praying for you @ NEZ so that we can together win more battles against the power of the Devil. Even what you’ve posted today makes a lot of sense. Keep it up. But remember God is Truth not human beings. Don’t put too much faith in agenda of human being like UPND President. You’ll easily get lost again.

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    • I believe there is a god but I don’t believe in any of that religious utter trash. A bible was written by a human like you and I.

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    • You are sure about that?

      Treason is no bailable. best HH can do is to beg or leniency, if ECL is willing to listen. But rom the way I see it HH just gave ECL an opportunity to make HH, and everyone else see what happens to someone who plays monke with the dignified office of the president. Its not just bout ECL, its about the office!

      Happy Easter HH!

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  19. Why did Lungu overtake?? You keep focusing on HH. Lungu should not have overtaken and his PF police should have ensured the road was cleared prior to his motorcade passing. If I were Lungu I would not have done this. This will bring in international and regional intervention and should truth be known he will be asked to step aside because he is illegally occupying that office until the petition is heard and properly disporsed of. He is now moving into the crime against humanity zone. His questionable presidency will not last too long

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    • @ true Zambian nothing of your dreams will happen. Your HH is very important in your head. International community will talk and talk and go to sleep. Wait and see. Do not overvalue yourselves. Your opening question is surprising?

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    • A motorcade that has to do some overtaking is no motorcade at all but a procession! That was a dangerous way to move a head of state! Even former presidents like Olusagon Obasanjo issued a statement to say it was security and the government at fault! It was just a very childish set up by PF!

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    • A motorcade that has to do some overtaking is no motorcade at all but a procession! That was a dangerous way to move a head of state! Even former presidents like Olusagon Obasanjo issued a statement to say it was security and the government at fault! It was just a very childish set up by PF!!!

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    • A motorcade that has to do some overtaking is no motorcade at all but a procession! That was a dangerous way to move a head of state!

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  20. I am seeing that thinking is a very big problem in Zambia. HH did not block the presidential motorcade please, why are some people fond of twisting issues

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  21. The police and intelligence officers failed in their duties and they should just accept this than blaming innocent people. I would have condemned upnd if they were the ones who over took the presidential motorcade.

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  22. What hh and his people did has put a lot of pressure on the IG and the police. hh toasted his popularity in his stronghold with the view of embarassing the Head of State. The IG has mobilised his ranks to prove to his appointing authorities that he is working, unfortunately hh is the loser in this exercise!! hh continuously deceived his supporters that his failed petition will be heard soon and that some international power will soon hand power to him-imagine the st.u.pidity of telling Zambians that US president will sort out the situation. hh hid in his bunker because he was fully aware of the s.t.upidity he had done. Not even the late Sata had the audacity to challenge the late Mwanawasa in that way as he was aware of state protocol. WE AWAIT THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM ZP but as at…

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  23. The Charges shall be dropped to an infraction on a presidential motorcade, then HH shall look lousy. Stop complaining everyone.

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  24. Lungu must know that if u live by the Sword u will die by the sword. This is trumped charge which laughable. ZPS is investigating HH obstructing a Presidential Motorcade but he now being accused of committing Treason. Treason has nothing to do with Traffic Offences but the overthrow of a sovereign govt. Thats Law and not PF hopeless Cadreism.

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    • You are a joker,

      Are you telling me that the chaps who are running into buildings and gatherings of people in Europe using vehicles are committing traffic offences just because they use vehicles?

      Let us not use simplistic way of thinking or is it the absence of it.

      How can you think like that? Are you telling us that governments world over use sweepers to clear driveways for heads of states to avoide traffic offences, or do you think that they are concerned about road safety rather than SECURITY.

      your thinking can only be one of UPND, ‘dununa reverse’, very simple way of thinking. One which does not incorporate logic in the process.

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  25. Charles Kakoma is a lying donkey ba.stard. With HH they told us that there were no sweeper vehicles otherwise they would have moved off the road. Well, today I watched the whole episode on ZNBC TV, there were two sweeper cars telling them to move off the road. You could see HH’s vehicle moving off but returning to the President’s path immediately the sweeper moves on. Then comes the President’s car and HH’s car moves back right into its path! The pictorial evidence is overwhelming and we don’t even know what additional is there. Then the rantings from HH and Kakoma soon after they returned from Mongu, they will regret their loose mouth diarrhoea.

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  26. Colonial era laws used to “fix” political opponents – only in Zambia and only in 3rd world kleptocracies where the leader is a demi god.You’ll never hear Theresa May locking up Jeremy Corbin or Benjamin Netanyahu locking up Isaac Herzog in Israel.

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  27. UPNDONKEY lawyers, just start preparing the defence, you have a long long battle and the winner can only be you with the legal fees which Linda increased recently. Let’s hope you succeed this time because the petition was not am impressive performance.
    And LAZ will join the case as expected, at their expense….kikikikikikiki

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  28. Lungu better watch his ugly ass now onwards. It has reached a point of no return. Lungu is a dead man walking. He will be sorted out very soon.

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  29. By the way has GBM taken over as acting President? He was selected by god Hh so there is no resistance allowed.
    And if anyone out there wants to test the law, you are advised to think about your wives and children. There are enough potential fathers out there, the loose Bulls and others.
    This is a long haul and if hh is not there to make the noise who will?

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  30. Event if I shot ECL now, through my handgun, it can never be construed as treason, it’s simply murder. Don’t the police command go to the same schools of law us go to?

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  31. And stop blaming Lungu for this, it is us who elected Lungu who are happy to sort out this donkey twanaka! Did you think we would be happy with anyone who puts our beloved humble President in danger and insults him every day?

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  32. This HH has to be sorted out otherwise you and us will be at each other’s throats while hh drinks wine. Please keep him away tutusheko pafula.

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  33. A kakoma remember you are a law abiding party so go and make those “demands” in courts of law before the same judges you have been calling corrupt! And please announce the acting president since it will be a while before your man is back

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  34. Jack Mwiimbu and Charles Kakoma, please talk to Donald Trump and not wasting your time talking to us. Or is it only hh who speaks to him? In that case take an iPhone to HH to phone Trump.

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  35. HH crossed many nyendwa lines and he is a clear and present danger to the security of our nation. President Lungu has tolerated this bustard for so long and it’s time his bows were squeezed real hard before hanging him!
    Let the UPND maggots see Trump’s motorcade and they will understand and start respecting the Presidency! It’s gallows for this twit and let’s move on.

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  36. HH has been insulting Lungu for too long…It is time to pay for his sins…By the way I saw HH’s wife Mutinta narating how his/her workers had thier ballss squezed… guess what HH is next…

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  37. HH, even after 10 years if being in politics he has remained an under five.

    He always miscalculated. He contradicted the international election observers by rubbishing their findings then calling on them to support his desire to go to State House.

    First of all he undermines the intellect of the international observers that they joined Lungu in his perceived ‘stealing of vote’, and then goes ahead and calls for their support.

    Now it is this miscalculation; he commits a criminal offence in view of the entire nation and even international community by blocking presidential motorcade, which act has been condemned by all well-meaning citizens across the country.

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    • But his plan was that when he is arrested people will rise. But how can you openly commit a crime and think people will speak for you, instead of presenting yoursrlf as law abiding to win the support of the public.

      Everything about him and his UPND is ‘dununa reverse’

      No one can follow UPND’s reasoning, not even themselves.

      One time they insulted those who don’t vote for them by calling the d.ull and fo.olish for not voting for HH, but a year later they went back to the same people to bless for votes.

      After their expired petition, HH called the judges, thugs criminals, corrupt, Lungu puppets, etc. But they wish to go back to the same courts to be heard.

      It is reverse, reverse, reverse beyond dununa.

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  38. Treason! Ma ma ma ma….1. A person is guilty of treason and shall be liable to suffer death who-
    (b) prepares or endeavours to procure by force any alteration of the law or the policies of the Government
    In paragraphs (b), ….. of subsection (1), “by force” means either-

    by force used in such a manner as, whether by reason of the number of persons involved or the means used or both, to imperil or be likely to imperil the safety of the State or to cause or be likely to cause death or grievous
    harm or serious damage to property;…No bail! HH is likely to cause harm to President Edgar Lungu the State Property…Iye uluse ine…Mukobeko izamugwila….Ati I am President…How can the Police you command arrest you and throw you in a vanette…ready to be taken to Mukobeko to rot!

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  39. The motorcade of HH and his team who do not recognize The Republican President ECL who is State Property endangered the life of our prized possession and the penalty is death…If you do not recognize the President and you drive head-to-head with your gooning dangling on windows so close to our prized possession…death is the sentence…ke ke ke ke so says the Penal Code….

    1. A person is guilty of treason and shall be liable to suffer death who-
    (b) prepares or endeavours to procure by force any alteration of the law or the policies of the Government
    In paragraphs (b), ….. of subsection (1), “by force” means either-

    by force used in such a manner as, whether by reason of the number of persons involved or the means used or both, to imperil or be likely to imperil the safety of…

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  40. the State or to cause or be likely to cause death or grievous
    harm or serious damage to property;…No bail! HH is likely to cause harm to President Edgar Lungu the State Property…Iye uluse ine…Mukobeko izamugwila….Ati I am President…How can the Police you command arrest you and throw you in a vanette…ready to be taken to Mukobeko to rot!

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  41. The motorcade of HH and his team who do not recognize The Republican President ECL who is State Property endangered the life of our prized possession and the penalty is death…If you do not recognize the President and you drive head-to-head with your goonies dangling on windows so close to our prized possession…death is the sentence…ke ke ke ke so says the Penal Code….

    1. A person is guilty of treason and shall be liable to suffer death who-
    (b) prepares or endeavours to procure by force any alteration of the law or the policies of the Government
    In paragraphs (b), ….. of subsection (1), “by force” means either-

    by force used in such a manner as, whether by reason of the number of persons involved or the means used or both, to imperil or be likely to imperil the safety of…

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  42. An entire country full of people with very low IQ… This is what keeps them up at night instead of working hard to leave the country well developed and better for the future generations. Just look Lungu’s supporters on here, full of excitement, vendetta and vindictiveness. No wonder the country will remain a third world poor slam for many generations to come.

    Look at US and even the nut Trump… he promised to incarcerate Hillary Clinton but have you seen his focus these days? Have you seen the independence of their ZP equivalent, the FBI investigating their own president and not opposition leaders.

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  43. the State or to cause or be likely to cause death or grievous
    harm or serious damage to property;…No bail! HH is likely to cause harm to President Edgar Lungu the State Property.

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  44. Since HH claim to be a legal president of Zambia,let him drop treason charge from his head.like it or not HH played with fire in mongu.besides,what hh has been doing after 11/08/2016 only pointed to TREASON!!!he has provocked ECL beyond the limit.DONT TAKE OUR PEACE FOR GRANTED GUYS!!!IMAGINE IF ONE BETWEEN HH OR ECL DIED IN MONGU,WOULD YOU BE IN YOUR HOUSES BY NOW?ZAMBIA COULD HAVE BEEN ON FIRE BY NOW!!HH knows too well that there is no “upnd’s election petition”,in any court in Zambia but he keeps on deceiving his supporters so that he can remain upnd president until 2021.is this normal?and he says soon courts will hand over power to him!how?the petition was closed on 05/09/2016.PLEASE CAGE HH FOR US TO ENJOY PEACE IN ZAMBIA!!!

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  45. Looking at the video it’s not obvious how anybody should know it’s the presidential motorcade – does any police vehicle suddenly trying to dangerously overtake you (on a road that is too narrow!) somehow tell you the fact that it’s the President coming? Where were the police officers on the road as is usual in any very busy Lusaka streets when a motorcade is coming? In these cases it is fully and professionally planned, with full police radio contact in advance to avoid embarrassing scenes like this one. For example 10 officers on Addis Ababa roundabout with vehicles blocking entry roads, 10 officers on Manda Hill intersection with police vehicles blocking etc, for safety? The police were driving dangerously in this video! Very embarrassing for the country and then police youths with…

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  46. Under Five Clinic. In school we learned; 2-5 answer – “It can’t!” It can’t rule Zambia! Three Mansions! You have been daring the president and the law! Do not release it!

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  47. I am amzed that we have Lungu as president of Zambia. Even young sometimes f.oolish should be upcoming leaders like Tayali Chilufya see Lungu’ s inept leadership abilities anadquate. Chilufya Tayali has analysed Lungu very well in the Zambian eagle on line. This is a perfect observation of a goon placed in Stete House to look after our affairs. A man lacking judgement and does not know if he is coming or going. Zambia is doomed with such calibre of leadership. HH can be ignored by a good confident leader. For lungu it was not to be. Small minded bigging himself up using state machinery. louse idioy.

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  48. Upnd lack real sense , surely is this the way Southerners think and behave .
    This is too much .
    Treason and death by hanging should not be the answer but seems you want and are asking for it so be it

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  49. i can’t believe that Zambians can sink so low to justify the foolish arrest and charging of HH by Lungu whom I have told you that he is a devil worshipper blinding Christians that he is a Christian.No true Christian can do the devils evils which Lungu has done.Obasango talks sense than you f00lish zambian cadres at Zambian embasies writing crap here day in and day out.See destruction of HH’s house.would you like that to happen to you or to your family

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  50. HH and GBM should take full Responsibility of their Action. They should also learn how to provide checks and Balances. Being in Opposition doesn’t mean being rebellious. UPND has become a Rebel Grouping and we can not allow that in a Democratic dispensation. They are simply reaping what they have been snowing. Let the Law take its Course.

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  51. @Alternative Facts Fake News (aka Maverick), PF cadres on this blog dont reason well no matter what level of education they have.they rejoiced at the death of Mapenzi, they rejoiced at the death of the ZAF officer, they rejoiced seeing the UPND woman stripped naked in view of Inoge, they will rejoice seeing someone killed like the Muslism jihadists. they get deceived by Lungu claiming to be a christian. very sad for these Christians and non Christians for Lungu

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  52. HH is not an Opposition Leader anymore, he has chosen to become a Rebel Leader. We all know what happens to Rebel Leaders around the Globe.

    He is now a serious Danger to Society. Send him to the Garlows.

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  53. @Fair Play, it is Lungu who will one day reap for his wickedness. The god he claims to worship will reject him. dictators end the same way. dont be deceived

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  54. Good morning UPNDONKEYS, one cannot make sense of what you are writing. Are you guys thinking with your brains or some other part of your bodies?

    I saw this coming and asked whether where hh comes from there are chiefs to advise him. It would not have reached this far if those chiefs acted responsibly. But how can they when one of them chief Mukumba also allows his sudden wealth to think for him?

    And the lawyers, surely Jack Mwiimbu cannot advise but waits to defend? Isn’t prevention better than cure, Linda Kasonde what do you think?

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  55. Comment:What happened in Mongu was uncalled for. The Presidency MUST be respected by all. HH has gone too far, the Bible says pride comes before a fall. I advise the HH advisors to sober up and face reality…..go and ask for mercy from ECL when the sentence is passed by the courts of law.

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    • It was NOT HH’s fault but the Police. He’s just being used as a scapegoat. Surely the whole lot of the more than 500 policemen could not handle HH and his team in Mongu??Then they are useless

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  56. Days before the kuomboka ceremony HH held a press conference. He lamented the denial of a permit to campaign in kanyama and called the head of state a ‘hyena’ and does not and will not recognize ECL as president. He then declared him and GBM would be in Mongu. When his vehicles saw the presidential motorcade approach despite the two lead sweepers he claimed he didn’t know it was the ‘head of state’ so that’s why he continued to drive along the road. He later claimed it was dangerous for a road user to ‘overtake’ him at such speed. Once at the ceremony when ECL was due to address the crowd he HH left saying he would not be addressed by an illegal president. On his way back he kept referring to his trip and laughing at ECL. Now he has been arrested he blames ECL but if he is not…

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  57. @64.1 – The Police never wanted to disrupt the Kuomboka ceremony that is why they have handled HH now without confusions or disturbing any one.

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  58. set an example on him no one is above the law ,dont release him please until the law say so ,and he has become the threat to zambia

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  59. just from comments, you can tell that the level of education in zambia is still very limited. what is worrying is that even the so called educated cannot even reason. read and understand the constitution before you comment your nonsense

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  60. This can be a teachable situation, the Presidential motorcade needs a more organised fleet of sweeper vehicles, perhaps those that can easily bash those found wanting off the road with no ramifications as they are protected by the constitution. The drivers of the vehicles in the upnd convoy should also be put to task and retested if necessary because they all seem to have forgotten one of the 10 basic rules of the highway code namely; GIVE WAY TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES TO INCLUDE THE AMBULANCE, FIRE BRIGADE, DIPLOMATIC AND PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADES. plain and simple.

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  61. Let him alone. Police officers did not handle the event professionally. They were supposed to remove them from the road long before the motorcade arrived. How can they fail to remove mere civilians from the road when they are trained officers. Too many schemes in this world.

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  62. president lungu must release hh if he is really a christian like the late president,our father- chilufya m sata who had the heart for every zambian.coz there was nothing like shooting or blocking the presidential motor cage,it is simple hh is a polical threat to pf political part,since he is the only strongest political leader at the moment.alot of zambians are benefiting from hh through his companies.we are blessed by GOD through hh’s contribution to zambia.Leave him we know its political hatred,but just leave him do his business.Bishops,apostles, pastors and every cradge men in zambia its your time to standup and advise president lungu.police is bussy killing,shooting people and nothing has been done.pliz its a christian nation.

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  63. Lock HH up for good and do us a favour enough is enough.Nothing will happen to Lungu the favour of God is upon him.

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