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HH to spend Easter holiday under detention

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Incarcerated UPND President Hakainde Hichilema is certain to remain in police custody until the Easter long weekend is over after a Judge reserved ruling in a Habeas corpus application by his lawyers.

And Mr Hichilema’s lawyer has submitted that their client now being arrested and detained for over fifteen times since 2006 should be released because he has at all times been fully compliant whenever he has been summoned to report himself to law enforcement agencies.

Mr Hichilema and five other supporters of the UPND have been slapped with treason and other four criminal charges.

Treason is a non-bailable offence in Zambia and carries a death sentence upon conviction.

The last executions in Zambia were carried out in 1997 when the then President Frederick Chiluba authorised the execution of eight convicts for various offences.

Since then, presidential moratorium on executions has been maintained by successive Presidents.

There are only three offences which carry the death sentence in Zambia namely murder (Section 201 of the Penal Code); aggravated robbery (Section 294 of the Penal Code); and treason (Section 43 of the Penal Code).

The offender may be spared the death penalty (administered by hanging by the neck) and sentenced to life imprisonment instead if they are pregnant or under eighteen-years of age when the crime was committed (Section 25(4) of the Penal Code).

A habeas corpus is an application requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge especially to secure the person’s release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention.
On Tuesday evening, UPND lawyers pushed in a habeas corpus application on Tuesday to have their client presented before court or force the state to charge him with the home of securing his release.

UPND lawyers argued their case before judge Getrude Chawatama who however reserved ruling for Tuesday next week.

This means that Mr Hichilema who was detained on Tuesday at Lilayi Police College will remain under police custody until the matter is heard on Tuesday next week.
Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays in Zambia.

By the time his case his heard, Mr Hichilema would have spent eight days in detention.

Judge Chawatama reserved the ruling to Tuesday to allow her to study the oral and written submissions by Mr Hichilema’s lawyer and those of the Attorney General who has objected to the habeas corpus application.

Attorney General Likando Kalaluka opposed the application by UPND lawyers compelling the state to present Mr. Hichilema to court following his detention on Monday April 11 2017.

In an affidavit in apposition of exparte notice of motion for writ of habeas corpus filed in the Lusaka High Court on Tuesday, Mpazi Mbita from the Attorney General’s Chambers said the application by the Mr Hichilema’s lawyers had been overtaken by events as he had already been charged and will soon appear before court.

He submitted that when the police officers wanted to charge Mr. Hichilema on April 11 ,2017, his lawyer Jack Mwiimbu requested that the opposition leader should only be charged in the presence of all his lawyers most of whom were not present at the material day.

“The applicant has been charged with offences of treason, disobedience to lawful orders, disobeying of statutory duty, and use of insulting language. Now produced and shown to me marked “MM1” is a copy of the note book signed by the applicant showing the charges, “he submitted.

Earlier, Mr Hichilema’s lawyers asked the Lusaka High Court through an application for a habeas corpus to compel the state to present him to court following his detention yesterday.
His lawyer Keith Mweemba said the arresting and continued detention was unlawful and unconstitutional.

In an ex-parte notice of motion for writ of habeas corpus filed in the High Court, Mr Mweemba said his client had been in detention without being charged or notified of crime committed.

Mr Mweemba said on April 10 from 21 Hours to 12 am, midnight, his client’s residence was stormed by platoons of uniformed and non-uniformed police and para-military officers who raided in his home and damaged his property, tear gassed his home and restricted the liberty of the applicants and his family.

He said that Mr Hichilema’s wife who is asthmatic collapsed on three occasions as a result of the unlawful use of tear gas in their house.

The lawyer also stated that the police officers who unlawfully invaded the applicant’s home did not only damage his home and property but also did stole colossal sums of money in Zambian Kwacha, South African rand and US dollars as well as various items such as shoes, blankets, speakers, floor carpets and foodstuffs.

” In the morning of 11th April, 2017, the applicant was taken to Woodlands Police station and without explanation was whisked to Lilayi police staff college where under police guard he was being held incommunicado, ” stated the lawyer.

Mr Hichilema’s lawyer also said his client who is now being arrested and detained for over fifteen times since 2006 has at all times been fully compliant whenever he has been summoned to report himself to law enforcement agencies and as such the respondents action to invade the applicants right to privacy is not only unreasonable and disproportionate also illegal and unconstitutional in the extreme.

“I therefore respectfully apply to this honourable court to issue forthwith apply write directing the officer in charge at Lilayi police training college and others who may have and /or control of the applicant’s body to bring before this honourable court then and there consider of and concerning the applicant in this behalf,” he said.

Mr Mweemba said there is need for the court to adopt special responsibility regarding the illegal denial to the applicant’s liberty by the respondent and as such the courts most anxious scrutiny of the illegal detention must be exercised.

He said the circumstances of the case require that the writ of habeas corpus does issue immediately as the applicant is being illegally held without just, reasonable and probable cause.

183 COMMENTS

  1. There is absolutely no reason for this. The police failed to do their job period. If this was in the western world,the so called IG would have already been placed on administrative leave and parliament would summon him for an explanation

    • The police only singled out one person out of all the people in the convoy. Ummm! I smell a dead rat here. Why HH. Was he driving?, No evidence what so ever.

    • Just release this Hungry Hyena (HH)cretin…Let the govt focus on more productive things like getting the economy on track! Copper prices are at their highest in recent years, a bumper harvest is on its way, we as a nation need to focus on more productive things!
      HH is a clear dictator, he lacks any normal understanding of how to conduct himself in public- one can only wonder how such a lowlife made his money- the answer is clear from stealing during the privatisation period and the state should simply have opened that case, once he is found guilty let the state take over his ill begotten wealth and kwasila case closed! But poor advice at the top! This is why the likes of Kaizer must be fired immediately!

    • Lesson learned, emotions and insults never solve problems. Take it or live in denial, Chagwa is the Zambian President with all constitutional powers. On the other hand, Hichilema is sn opposition leader now suffering alone in our poorly maintained detention facilities. He does not need useless emotions and insultsss but ratiomal party leadership that can negotiate his freedom.

    • I have watched people pick up fights with CAF officials right in front of …
      Endangering , worse than traffic treason.

    • Tivutika ndalama kasi uyu munthu abisa ndalama munyumba monga mwenye.

      Let him he convicted on one count so that he is excon.

      Upendi needs new blood.

      Uyu musankwa ni zwaaa

    • This is a clear case of treason. The police are right and just doing their job.

      What will apply to the treason case is not road safety but national security.

      What HH committed was not a traffic offence but a national security breach.

      Don’t think those guys who plunge their cars into buildings in Europe commit traffic offences.

      Dont deceive yourselves to thimk that the guys are charged with traffic offences and failure to obey highway code – No!!

      What HH committed was not a traffic offence. HH refused to give way to the head of state after being commanded by the presidential motorcade sweepers.

      That means HH willfully chose to endanger the life of the head of state, thereby willfully threatening the security of the nation.

      That is the case of treason he has been…

    • That is the case of treason he has been charged.

      HH cannot claim in court the he did not willfully but accidentally refused to give way

    • And you taxi drivers and minibus listern.

      If you are on a minibus that goes to block the way for the president. All of you you on that bus with be charged.

      You cant say me i was just a passenger. No me i was just a passenger.

      Most of you have same logic with gbm who is grade 6 failure.

      Gbm doesn think . Unfortunately he is the one guilding hh.

      Ati iwe hh ni webo kateka. And hh believes.

      And there we saw kakeka at the back of a van.

      Bbm told hh ngabakwikata ku kaba ma riot.
      Mukaba vokano mu zambia.

      Where is volcano.

    • This case is not going anywhere, HH will NOT be convicted on Treason Charges unless we have the Judiciary that is equally mad just as the police. I doubt the state based on the evidence collected by Police will be able to pursue the treason case.

      But to save their faces, they will convict him on the other charges.

    • This case should be handled very careful otherwise Zambia may never be the same Zambia we have known for ages. Take it or leave it this is how dictators grow wings.

    • PF and Lungu together with there Bemba and Nyanja friends are cerebrating in their homes and they will drinks like pigs the whole easter holiday in a Christian Nation why we in barosteland together with HH will be on our knees praying.The out come will seen by all in Zambia .At the moment we shall not disclose our plans , but for sure we are not folding our arms.Our hearts are in pain and with God of David we shall concur Goliath.

    • Was this man directing the convoy from his mobilephone? Simply wasting this mans time all Lazy wants is for him to plead to him and recognise him as President.
      This judge should have thrown this case out..but our judges today are compromised not like it was 20 years ago. On top of that hungry ZP ransacked his house and we will all turn a blind eye to that until we are next.
      Zambians wake up from your docility!!

    • Lungu intends HH to spend the rest of his life in jail, not just this Easter weekend, or possibly to just have him killed at Mukobeko under the death penalty. Lungu wants HH out of the way permanently. That’s the big picture.

    • I am currently organising a protest against the arrest and detention of HH on trumped up charges at 10 downing street and deliver a letter to the British Prime minister demanding HH to be released unconditionally.
      I have also booked an appointment with my MP so that people like Mumbi Phiri, Kapyongo, Kaiser Zulu, Amos Chanda, be given a travel ban to the western countries and their oversea accounts be siezed.

      The protest is now gaining momentum. Will update you soon.

      Its time this ruthless wannabe dictator Lungu and his criminal advisors were exposed .They have killed and sh1ted on our democracy pafula mwe.

    • Iwe ka @Wenzelu, umunobe Kainde alecula and all you can do is bandy about jokes like this. If you have nothing constructive to say at least offer him some sympathy. This is a serious matter and being confined is not good at all…

    • @Wanzelu – listen to yourself you sound like a juvenile similar to HH, you will write a letter to May and Boris to do what exactly? What protest have you organised, who have you informed? You can not even organise a proper protest when your copper is looted by Glencore…Really laughable..You think those people have time for this, they are negotiating their country’s future in the EU to worry about pubescent politicians like Lazy and HH. HH is too naive and fell for the PF trap in Mongu, these two parties could have avoided each other at the traditional ceremony…now this HH and his MPs will be momentarily be distracted both in Parliament at the expense of the voters and Party agenda because the UPND is run like a kids play ground managed by kids always attracting unnecessary selfish…

    • CONT’D
      unnecessary selfish attention.
      Tell your foolish leaders to mature or simply fade away…pull your socks up and wake up!!

    • Its really shameful that the whole lot of the Head of State could stoop so low as to dance to the whims of his juniors! But one fact true is that President Lungu did not arrest Mr Hakainde Hichilema for what happened in Mongu. The truth and Excellency Lungu knows it, is because of four reasons as follows: (1) Mr Hichilema’s Petition (2) Mr Hichilema’s opposition to Mr Lungu’s 2021 Candidacy (3) Mr HH’s opposition to Zambia’s withdrawal from the ICC and least but the last (4) Mr HH’s refusal to accept Mr Lungu as a duly elected President of Zambia. So what happened in Barotseland is just meant to divert people from the truth!

    • If Mr Lungu hd to be arrested today for example, and be tortured by the same Policemen who arrested Mr HH, he would reveal the truth and the truth would be what I have said above!

    • Justice delayed is justice denied. Why is the Judge reserving judgement for Tuesday? One wonders whether our Judicial system is abetting dictatorship . It is very apparent that HH was not driving, nor was he heckling at the convoy.

      Our Judicial System is yet to reclaim the respect it commanded during the times of fearless Judges, like Judge Chitengi , Kabaso Chanda and others. We seem to saddled with a batch of corrupt men and women in robes- Shame.

    • @jay jay.

      The copper protest was effective but the PF told the Glencore investors that they PF has no evidence of the claim after blackmailing KCM for bribes which are only benefiting Lungu and his stooges. On such matters of trade there is nothing much the UK can do because the PF is on the side of KCM. You undrstand!

      But this case of police brutality instigated by PF and Lungu , yes thats what UK takes keen interest in.

      Remember UK went into Serra-leon and restored peace there.

      For you guys doubting me, just wait and see I an individual can do to effect change.

      Remember major revolutions were sparked by actions of but a single man standing up to an oppressive regime. Arab spring is one of them.

      Evidence about PF ‘s attrocities are well documented including this…

    • Lungu s actions to detain HH on stupid allegstions have achieved one thing, and thats to make HH even more popular internstionally than ever.ECOWAs the most powerful African organisation has also condemned Lungu s actions.

      Most people never knew who HH was until they watched BBC CNN and Aljezeera.

    • Yes the situation is calm in eyes of a f0000l.

      But to a wise man the situation is highly charged now all it needs is a tinder to ignite it. Any f00lish action by PF police to harrass any UPND members will serve as a tinder to ignite ……….

      Only Lungu holds the key to stop Zambia from burning by releasing HH unconditionally.

      Having armed criminals in police uniform is nothing when people can not take police brutality any more.

      Lungu should not mistake Zambians calmness as total f00lishness because all the ingredients of a massive revolt against PF are all in place.

    • It reminds me of vindictive incarceration of KK on Christmas eve by the Devilishi Chiluba Titus Jacob, thieving and womanising Kafupi.
      Sad day in the history of Zambia.

      Thieving thugs rule and enjoy while hard working, self-made suffer at the hands of jealous, incompetent, rogue rulers and their minions and cohorts.
      Shame on all African politicians for keeping quiet and allowing such stupidity in a democratic country.

  2. This case is what my grand father would say “WASHAOUT”. There is no case here people HH was part of the convoy of many vehicles with many people. HH was also not the driver so here no case. Any court of law will need evidence. Plus again HH was not arrested during the incident to get more evidence but arrested in Lusaka.
    So police are acting politically here. There is no evidence HH told the drivers to ignore Mr Lungu. Also the police did not sweep the road in advance and stop all vehicles. This is a political move aimed at shutting HH.
    By the way I am neither UPND or PF.

    • @Musonda -please stop that nonsense about your white blonde Jesus did your black ancestors see the musungu Jesus raising from the dead or you read all this in a silly book written in third party tense by an unknown witness who surprising is also there when your white Jesus is talking to God alone..really laughable.
      Wake up from your DOCILITY!!

  3. Not just Easter but soon after Easter he must be killed in full view of GBM and all his supporters. He should be killed near city market so that people learn that breaking law with impunity bring death.

    I can’t wait to come for his funeral

    • Whoever you are. Please do not prompt people to ignite fire. Zambia has always been peaceful until Lungu and his thugs came in. The only who takes life is God. Anyone who takes life of another indirectly or directly will face the wrath of God. Your Lungu will not enjoy his questionable presidency. Let him do the right thing and let the petition be heard so all this can be put to rest by an impartial court

    • You are an ***** who doesn’t this can put Zambia in a civil war. Be very cautious of what you write for public consumption. Please grow-up.

    • DJ Deno I respect your feeling and that’s Kaunda and RB are promoting that’s why they are quite.We in Barotseland are fully aware of this policy of Bemba/Nyanja supremacy.I am happy that while you cerebrate and rejoicing God Jehova is cursing you and children.He will give your blessing to humble and down people,his Jews who toil tilling the land while you enjoy stealing their producers at cheaper prices and selling to Malawi to earn big.You have removed them from their Jobs and busy employing your ill qualified children resulting in Zambia under performing and poor.God Jehova is anoid with you and he crack his weep soon on you.

    • WHAT GOES UP MUST SURELY COME DOWN. HH and his UPND have always been mocking Lungu that he stole votes. In Southern province most offices use HH potraits instead of Lungu’s. Now is the time to put records straight and not let these bitter tongas to divide the country. Sha!

    • DJ? WHAT A BITTER BUGGER YOU ARE. ALL THIS TRUMPED UP TREASON CHARGE IS BECAUSE OF THE PETITION. IF LUNGU WON THE ELECTIONS HE WOULD NOT HAVE THE JITTERS OVER THE ELECTION. LOCKING UP HH IS GOING TO BRING SO MUCH TROUBLE AND YOU WILL EVEN FAIL TO TAKE OFF IN YOUR JET. HEARTLESS SOD.

    • Waiting for your own funeral you mean to say! We are all on a short term vacation on earth. HH might be killed but those that want to see his blood spill will one day die too. Human beings are not meant to live forever. HH is only human like the rest of us.
      God help Zambia if at all you are listening.
      I have never voted in Zambian elections, does it mean I have insulted the president. ..?

  4. Lungu sent thugs and criminal in disguise as police. There is no way police can steal money, food, and other things if they went to arrest HH. Lungu will be in trouble the day he leaves that office even through foreign intervention. Do the right thing when you can. There is no justification what so ever in placing a treason charge due to a traffic offense. Even worse Lungu did not win those elections clean this is where it starts from. Its not about HH, in civilized nations no one was going to the sworn in and the army would not listen to anyone that is not fully and rightfully the winner.

    • @ True Zambian get serious with national issues. How can you claim that what happened in Mongu was a traffic offence? What could have happened if security people for the president acted as per the security act? People’s lives could have been lost. That act of arrogance by HH was uncalled for and he must be made to account.

    • This is settling scores of the worst kind. Lungu trashed HH’s home including defecating and urinating on his bed. I hope Lungu plans to be President forever. Otherwise a worse fate awaits him away from State House.

  5. I’m looking forward to a day when all of you upnd carders will start to use your heads independently and correctly. Otherwise you make your dark Kingdom crumble. Anyways, good luck with the case since there is no case and your grandfather would say WASHAOUT

    • Lungu himself has committed treasonable offences (on 3 occasions) worse than this traffic offence. He may hope to stay in State House forever. Otherwise we shall never forget nor forgive.

    • GBM was also part of that group why pick only HH. Is it a tribal fight that is begginning to loom in our country which PF is insighting?

  6. So now RTSA should change their rules. I always thought its the driver’s responsibility to obey traffic rules not the passenger. This is very immature on PF and the police. These actions make us a laughing stock. Its very clear this whole circus is orchestrated by high offices.

    • GBM was with HH when this incidence happened why was GBM left out?We are aware that GBM is one of the PF inner circle who informed the PF police that HH is in his house so go and pounce.GBM is biggest beneficially out of this because if HH is slapped with treason he will never be allowed to stand as presidential candidate so GBM can stand.We are aware of that and we shall take care of that.

    • @ine wine,

      It’s not only HH who had been charged. Don’t mislead people. Moreover that convoy was under the command of one HH, that’s why he is the main suspect. Use your head, man.

    • “EVERY DOG HAS IT’S OWN DAY” AND THEY ALSO SAY, “DAYS ARE NUMBERED”. HH THOUGHT HE COULD GO FOREVER COMMITING OFFENSES MOST OF WHICH WERE SERIOUS. THERE’S ALWAYS AN END TO STUPID1TY. AND THIS IS AN END TO UNDER 5 STUPID1TY. AND THE LAW SHOULD NOT JUST JOKE HERE. THE LAW SHOULD SET UNDER 5 AS AN EXAMPLE TO WOULD BE OFFENDERS. UMWAICE ALINYA SANA KUNTULO.

    • They are also unwashed and uncultured. Apart from trashing HH’s house, the defecated and urinated on his bed. I hope Lungu is celebrating for humiliating his adversary. But not for long nor forever.

  7. HH and his UPND Leadership need to be responsible if they are to Lead there followers. In Life we learn from other people’s experiences not wanting to make all mistakes by yourselves as it can be too costly. Pride Leads nowhere let him humble himself and allow the people to Elevate him. Sata was more Strategic than HH despite one being better schooled. FACT & TRUTTH: President ECL does not need HH to recognise him as President for him to Rule the Country. Zambia has been entrusted to ECL / PF to lead until 2021. Let HH and UPND offer credible opposition than the Foolishness they keep displaying, we need constructive critism in order to improve Zambia.
    thanks

    • I COULDN’T AGREE MORE. I ALSO ALWAYS SAY ECL DOES NOT NEED HH TO RECOGNISE HIM AS PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA. ALTHOUGH HE HAS NO OBLIGATION BUT TO RESPECT THE PRESIDENCY INSTITUTION BY LAW. IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD THAT UPND RIGGED THE ELECTIONS IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE BY PUMPING FEAR INTO ELECTORATES BY THREATENING TO PHYSICALLY MANHANDLE WHOEVER WAS GOING TO VOTE OTHERWISE. ABSOLUTELY, SOUTHERNERS VOTTED IN FEAR AND 100% FOR UPND AND IT’S PRESIDENT. IF THIS WASN’T RIGGING OR INTIMIDATION THEN I NEED TO BE EDUCATED ON THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM IN THAT CONTEXT. ZAMBIA CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE ONE MAN AND HIS CLUB PUTTING ZAMBIA ON THE BLINK OF CIVIL WAR.

  8. This guy has dared the law for too long. Treason means no Bail! Transfer to Mukobeko Maximum Prison. He will rot in jail and there is nothing that his supporters can do about it. Donald Trump where are you… iyeeee! The only one who can secure the release of HH is His Excellency The President. I if I were you, I would advise you to stop ranting about on social media and go to the president of Zambia and plead for mercy PERIOD!

    • @9 OLD HABBITS DIE HARD. ONCE RELEASED WITHOUT TRIAL, HH, WILL DEFINITELY RESSUME HIS OLD FILTHY HABBITS AND THIS TIME ROUND PUT ZAMBIA TO CIVIL WAR. THAT IS HIS AIM. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A PSYCHOLOGIST TO READ HH’s SIMPLE MIND. HH MUST FACE THE LAW JUST LIKE OTHER ZAMBIANS HAVING BEEN- STRAIGHT, PURE AND SIMPLE. HE MUST BE SET AS AN EXAMPLE TO WOULD-BE BAD SOCIETAL EGGS. HH HAS BEEN A BAD EGG LONG ENOUGH. WHAT REMAIN FOR HIM TO FINALLY DO WAS SETTING THE ENTIRE ZAMBIA ON ABSOLUTE FIRE AND HE KEPT CLOSING ON TO THAT AT A VERY FAST RATE FOR PEOPLE AND ESPECIALLY AUTHORITIES TO MISS. LET HIM FACE THE LAW TO AVOID ZAMBIANS DYING LIKE POISONED FISH IN A CONTAMINATED DAM.

  9. There is no case here just promoting politics of fear. Treason, are ok in the heads?

  10. HH must willingly sacrifice his freedom for democratic Zambia.

    This will not hurt him. To the contrary. Some great leaders were jailed for their unflinching beliefs.
    The nation is behind you.

    • I agree. Lungu has exposed himself to the world. HH should resolute. Mandela (bless his soul) was setting convicted for treason and suffered 27 years for it. Who is now fondly remembered between the Boers who imprisoned Mandela and Mandela himself? Lungu will forever be remembered as a tinpot dictator who was afraid of his own shadow.

    • HH is not a democrat, but a dictator. He has never called for a UPND Convention to renew his leadership. How do you expect such a person to rule the country democratically? Charity starts at home.

    • Asigi

      no one in UPND is calling for a convention, only PF seem to be the ones calling for a UPND convention !!

      UPND realise HH is the best man to lead, he has lead UPND to take on the whole GRZ campaigning for lungu and lungu ransacking the treasury only to find he could only rig by 100,000 votes.

      Even now lungu cant not concentrate on creating jobs for Zambians, only HH on his mind….

    • HH is just one individual in the whole of Zambia, why is the whole government and its followers focused on him and not focussing on reducing hunger and poverty in the country?
      Lungu is showing his weakness and this actually makes Trump and Mugabe better presidents. OF advisory team do your job and amend the mess at State House. Stop focussing on one man

    • GREAT LEADERS WERE NOT JAILED FOR ARROGANCE, HATE, JEALOUS AND STUPID1TY. GREAT LEADERS WERE FIGHTING FOR THEIR NATIONS. HH FIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN PROVINCE AND TONGAS. NOT EVERY JAILED KABALWE MEANS GREAT LEADER. MOST OF THEM ARE THIEVES AND HH WILL JUST ADD TO THAT STATISTIC.

  11. There is no case here marabish Chabe as usual. Just wasting people’s time. Treason for what and how? It’s Lungu’s administration that is incompetent for not planning ahead until their President passed through. In fact, he is not president anyway. Which part of the constitution does lungu follow, the one that allows him to use his big stick on others? Wake up people for once!

  12. When will Edgar Lungu and his PF lieutenants face treason charges for impoverishing Zambians?
    That question is more pertinent than HH’s framed up charges.

    • Lungu has committed treason, first by revealing Cabinet proceedings to Newton Ng’uni. Secondly by keeping his Cabinet Ministers on after Parliament was dissolved. Thirdly by not stepping aside and handing power to the Speaker when the election petition was in court. One day, he will have to account for these acts. These are worse than a traffic infringement.

  13. Lungu is just annoyed HH made him loot the treasury and committ fraud to raise funds to fight HH and still he had to rig elections and illegally use all state marchinary.

    What pains him most is he spend 10 billion US on development and thought people will be happy and he will sail through. Only to find he could only squeeze 100,000 extra votes .

    That is why the man can not even think of creating jobs.

    • You are so right. Lungu must be quaking in his boots because come 2021, there would not have been any billions to squander on “massive infrastructure” and all the roads would have potholes. PF will have no story to sell to the electorate. That’s why Lungu is desperate to lock away HH for good or even kill him before 2021.

    • Bwalwa,

      that is right. If lungu had any brains he would be concentrating on job creation and no one would listen to HH. But lungu is so desperate and clueless only harassing and prosecuting those with divergent views seems to occupy him.

      Corruption and immorality rule lungus administration…….there is nothing he can do.

    • That is so true… and then to rub salt to his open wounds, the OMG refused to bail of government out of debt

  14. YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT EASTER HOLIDAY WHEN TREASON IS NON BAILABLE AND CARRIES WITH IT A MAXIMUM OF DEATH PENALTY.

  15. I have told you that Lungu is digging his own grave because the deity he claims to worship has rejected his useless leadership and only time will tell. For HH i say stay strong

  16. This is a clear case of treason HH has committed.

    What will apply is not road safety but national security.

    What HH committed was not a traffic offence but a national security breach.

    Don’t think those guys who plunge their cars into buildings in Europe commit traffic offences – No!!

    HH refused to give way to the head of state after being commanded by the presidential motorcade sweepers.

    That means HH willfully chose to endanger the life of the head of state, thereby willfully threatening the security of the nation, which is treason.

    HH cannot claim in court the he did not willfully refuse to give way but accidentally did so.

    What type of thinking would that be – Mushipe’s?

    • Dear PFoool, Lungu was never blocked. Watch the video. His convoy never stopped. He just wanted the whole road to himself. For that, he trashed HH’s home and terrorised his family. What a selfish scumbag.

    • @ 17.1 Bwalwa,

      Correct, the presidential motorcade requires both lanes all the time not necessarily for road safety reasons but for security reasons.

      Please understand that, that HH will not be charged for careless driving (after all he was not driving), but for security bleach.

      The argument that he was not driving dies not hold water, because when you are being driven by a personal driver, you are in charge of his conduct in the road.

      You stop this driver when you want him to stop and tells him to turn when you want to.

      You are fully in charge and answerable to any matters that may border on security, while he may answer one or two queries regarding traffic.

      HH cannot just head towards Namibia, and force his way onto the Namibian side, without stopping at the border…

    • HH cannot just head towards Namibia, and force his way onto the Namibian side, without stopping at the border checkpoint, and then claim it was not me driving it was my driver.

      While his driver may be given traffic offence charges, HH will answer more serious security breach charges.

      That very act would lead to many charges on HH, because HH is fully responsible for the behaviour of his personal driver.

      So those who joke must stop and think twice, if you think HH has no case, think twice.

    • @ “Peace” for Zambia, you are the biggest A.S.S.H.O.L.E I have ever come across!

      Even you name is a sad, sad, sad mockery to the People of Zambia.

      Take your S.H.I.T. elsewhere. You are not a true Zambian.

    • @ 17.4 Dumbo,

      You have said nothing but lament in the dark; neither disagreeing not nor disagreeing with what I said.

      All I see is that you took this as an opportunity to insult and nothing else. Is insulting all you are capable of achieving?

      There is absolutely nothing tangible or of ration in your submission. Maybe this is what defines your highest achievement

  17. My people please remain strong. I can inform you right now that hh is in high spirits. We shall overcome this evil regime. Please do not engage in violent activity. One Zambia one nation

    • Lusaka, Copperbelt, Central, Luapula, Eastern, Northern and Muchinga provinces are extremely CALM, my misguided comrade. The real threat of riots is only in the remaining bantustan provinces but the police are on high elert and are ready to clamp down on any insolence. The main topic at the office today was Real Madrid v Bayern which we enjoyed while gulping ice cold heineken!! Who cares about a st.u.p.id politician who has no respect and landed himself in hot soup? LOOKING FORWARD TO A NICE TIME THIS EASTER WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS!! hh ana zinyela…

    • A normal blog for the first time from NEZ who at least is able to visit HH.
      The rest of HH’s surporters as usual here are just yapping because they have choosen what they want to believe. Sometimes its important to sober up and digest what’s going on instead of just throwing tantrums.

  18. Were is volcano

    Were are riots

    Ati . Nga ba kwikata ku kaba ma riot. Kukaba volcano. And you believed gbm

    Today you are alone the the cells with mosquitoes bitting.

    Grow up

    • Presidential press Amos Chanda has issued a statement claiming State House has not interfered with the arrest of leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.

      Hichilema, the opppsition UPND president, was arrested this morning after a midnight raid at his private residence and charged with treason for obstructing a presidential motorcade in Mongu.

      State House have issued their first statement since the drama unfolded last night.

      The episode has widely been condemned by all well meaning Zambians and the international community as an act of political intolerance.

      But Chanda claims the state has no hand in the drama and will not interfere in the investigations.

      BELOW IS A STATEMENT BY CHANDA

      STATE HOUSE WILL NOT INTERFERE IN HH PROSECUTION.

      Lusaka, April 11,…

  19. Let hh sober up and accept that there is sitting a president in ecl then his case will be dropped indefinitely

    • Why doesn’t Lungu believe that he is President himself? Why does he need HH to say it before Lungu himself will believe it?

    • Let Lungu learn to be a leader and should not be led to beer halls
      A president who isbscared of his own shadow that he is even too scared to eat meals prepared at State House. And that is a fact!!
      HIV/AIDS drugs will soon stop, then what will he do

  20. Ndeloleshafye………..Lucius Banda(musician) sang one song about life.Just google Lucius Banda (of Malawi) – Life and be encouraged thanx.

    • It is Lungu who needs soul searching. This is the Holy Week. Lungu is Pontius Pilate, Herod and Caiaphas wrapped up in one scumbag. He needs his rotten soul to be saved.

  21. In Africa power is more important than life. In Europe the person who shot a UPND cadre would have been in Police detention now and not the passenger who was not even in charge of driving a motorcade

    • And the one who stabbed a PF cadre in Kanyama what would you do to him Mr whiteman? The whiteman who killed a black youth in cold blood in Florida USA has not been imprisoned and is back at work as a policeman.

    • So @Nda&Nja, do you believe that PF should be dealing with Tongas the way white America treats blacks? What a shame, you rotten PFascist.

    • @bwalwa I didn’t refer to any tribe …I’ll attack HH but never his tribe whatever it may be. I referred to the Florida incident because the so called Peters Andrew was trying to tell us that in the western world where “he comes ” from such things as the shooting of Chibulo don’t happen. Your reaction just exposed your reasons for supporting HH.

  22. Why a huge number of mobile Police Officers in Solwezi doing and are they going to be paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the tax payers money?
    Can we spend our little resources wisely not on this expenditure.
    If we are happy with the leadership why sending all these police officers in one area?
    do we really need these Officers now?
    Why is government worried?

  23. VOZI FUNILA…HAPPY EASTER BWANA. AND THE DELUDED ONES THINK HE WILL MOVE FROM PRISON TO PRESIDENCY…THOSE THINGS USED TO HAPPEN WAY BACK AND IT WAS NO GUARANTEE.

  24. If Bo Mutinta really had a real asthma attack, she would not have collapsed three times and then been able to do those interviews. She would have been unconscious for several hours and maybe days and definitely in ICU. Ni Boza Chabe!!!
    As for HH, I met him in Barclays Bank doing Priority Banking in 1998. He was young and very good looking.
    Look at him now. He is finished! Even the furnishing in that colossal building looked cheap. As for Bo Mutinta’s attire? Puleeez. Sack the stylist!!Kekekekeke

    • Josephine mwala keep chocking with jelous.HH is very succefull in all angles above all is not a drunkard and womanizer like your Lungu from John Haword.

  25. Just imagine what would happen if Hillary Clinton’s motorcade blocked the US presidential car commonly called the Beast. The secret service would quickly fire shorts to disable all the vehicles in Hillary’s motorcade. The FBI would arrest Hillary and charge her with endangering the life of a sitting US President. The life of a President is a national security issue and however big headed an opposition leader is, he or she must never try that prank.
    UPND should take a leaf from the Americans. Hillary lost elections because of the Russian influence on American democracy and hacking of the DNC computers and working with WIKI leaks against the Clinton campaign. But Hillary has moved on and calls Trump as “my President”. That is what is called “maturity”.
    I lived in Uganda for some…

    • That wouldn’t happen because they would prepare in advance and ensure that the particular road is clear and manned! Such rubbish of incompetence and fault finding only happens in Zambia!

    • @We do not know you…, the Americans have a history of assassination and assassination attempts on their Presidents…

    • All that Zambiana must know is that the credibility of being a perfect example of a peaceful nation has been lost.
      A wolf in sheepskin has managed to get to its prey. But God has nevertheless been fooled.
      God shall speak and when He does it shall be seen that God is God. He is omnipresent and He is omniscient. We wait upon him and all blasphemy shall be exposed.

  26. HIGHWAY CODE Chatper 7 Rule 222: DUTY OF DRIVER TO STOP FOR THE STATE MOTORCADE
    On the approach and during the passing of the State motorcade
    the driver of every vehicle on the road shall stop and give way to
    the Presidential and other VIP motorcade. No vehicle shall
    overtake the motorcade.
    Traffic offenses have now become treason crimes under PF dicktatorship.

    It’s clear the N/E part of the country wants to go back to One Party “Democracy”.

    The grave mistake that the Britons made in 1910 of merging N/W rhodesia to N/E rhodesia needs to be urgently reversed. Water & cooking oil cannot mix. Tongas, lozis, luvales, lundas cannot mix with bembas & nyanjas.

    They can take their stinky Lusaka komboni city that smells of burnt garbage.

    • @maloza its true these Bembas and Nyanjas can never and will never mix with tongas,Luvales,Lozis,Kaondes,Luvales,Lenjes,Illas,Saalas, and lambas.I feel pit for Namwangas who are hardworking but clumped with monkeys.We should just accept to divorce and form our own country.

    • @ Zambian citizen: Im not tribalist but realist. How should I share a country with someone who calls another a cowtherner? Tribalism is as painful as racism if you’ve never experienced it.

      We need to pick up arms & fight to restore our dignity & heritage. Within 2 years, our GDP can surpass Zambiabwe’s GDP.
      – Tourism in L/stone, n/w & Barotseland
      – coal & electricity from Maamba
      – sugar from mazabuka
      – maize from southern
      – copper, gold & uranium from N/western
      – fish from kariba & western
      – cotton, citrus farming from gwembe

      With a population of only 3-million, we’ll be the next Botswana or namibia

    • This is a clear case of treason HH has committed.

      What will apply is not road safety but national security.

      What HH committed was not a traffic offence but a national security breach.

      Don’t think those guys who plunge their cars into buildings in Europe commit traffic offences – No!!

      HH refused to give way to the head of state after being commanded by the presidential motorcade sweepers.

      That means HH willfully chose to endanger the life of the head of state, thereby willfully threatening the security of the nation, which is treason.

      HH cannot claim in court the he did not willfully refuse to give way but accidentally did so.

      What type of thinking would that be – Mushipe’s?

    • And by the way, in the courts of law they do not cite the highway code, but the constitution.

      Any booklet or code of conduct or ethics is meant only to guide you so that you do not b real the law.

      But when you break the law all your booklets (which you call high code, code of conduct, etc.) will be set aside, and the constitution will overrule.

      So, don’t waste time reading the highway code because HH did not necessarily commit a traffic offence, but in that traffic matter HH committed a security breach.

      It is the willful security breach which amounts to treason.

      And you don’t expect that the high code will talk about treason, even though treason can be committed in traffic circumstances.

      It is the constitution that deals with treason, whether it happens in traffic…

    • It is the constitution that deals with treason, whether it happens in traffic circumstances or otherwise.

    • @Maloza: Your grandfather Harry Nkumbula and other sucessionists have tried and failed to realise you dream.If anything, your sentiments will only strengthen the government’s resolve to use strong arm tactics to shut you up!! In the not so distant future, you will get a government that will tighten the grip on development in your bantustans and this might result in mass migration to other areas and influx of other tribes in yours: THE RESULT BEING A TOTALLY MIXED COUNTRY!! Kaunda was right to restrict development in the bantustans as insolence and intolerance has increased with the coming of democracy. ZAMBIA WILL REMAIN ONE COUNTRY.

  27. Time Will Tell- Bob Marley

    Oh, oh
    Jah would never give the power to a bald head
    Run come crucify the Dread
    Time alone, oh, time will tell
    Think you’re in heaven, but you living in hell
    Think you’re in heaven, but you living in hell
    Think you’re in heaven, but you living in hell
    Time alone, oh, time will tell
    You think you are in heaven, but you living in hell
    Back them up, oh, not the brothers
    But the ones who set them up
    Time alone, oh, time will tell
    Think you’re in heaven, but you’re living in hell
    Think you’re in heaven, but you’re living in hell
    Think you’re in heaven, but you’re living in hell
    Time alone, oh, time will tell
    You think you’re in heaven, but you’re living in hell
    Mm-mm, mm-mm
    Oh, ma
    Oh, ma
    Oh, ma children are cryin’
    Oh, children,…

  28. WILL LUNGU EVER STEP INTO THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD WITH ALL FOCUS IN HIS MIND ON THE LORD JESUS WITHOUT A BREAKING HEART? IF HE IS A TRUE CHRISTIAN THIS EASTER WILL NEVER BE HIS BECAUSE BY MISTREATING INNOCENT MAN, NO SACRIFICE IS LEFT FOR HIM (HEBREWS 10:26)

    IF HE IS A GENUINE CHRISTIAN HE MUST TURN AWAY ALL HIS HATRED AND MUST HE CONTINUE TO DO WHAT HE IS DOING, HE SHALL FACE THE WRATH OF GOD AND HIS STOLEN TERM OF OFFICE SHALL BE SHORT.
    THIS IS A DANGEROUS WEEK WHICH THOUGH WE ALL KNOW HIM THAT HE BELONGS TO A BRUTAL

  29. lungu can even concentrate on job and wealth creation for Zambians, who want to go a listen to HH in a functioning economy ?

    lungu cant sleep, the man is clueless and HH know this. HH does not even have to do or say anything but live normally and you see lungu panicking….

    Mr Lungu, just try and create jobs for Zambians bambo…harassing HH will not fix Zambia’s problems.

  30. the IG and his men will have to explain..they failed in their duties and now they will have to pay collossal sums of money for the damage they did to HH’s property..what kind of dull cpf police..kanganja is not serious wiht his work..very unprofessional..i fell for his children..their future will be bleak,..

    • intelligence its true Kanganja is clueless if we were bad we can kidnap his son from mulungushi university right now but we Christians so he is lucky.Kanganja you are not God you see we can also harm you hard if we want.

  31. Iwe he did not stop when police ordered him to stop to HE ECL convoy to pass. The police manning the roads explained yesterday to IG that he disregarded the orders that’s why he is charged of treason case. If other vehicles stopped who is he not to and furthermore RTSA’s book of 10 commandaments states that you must give way to ambulance, fire vehicles, VIP vehicle or whenever you hear sirens.
    In fact the latest is that he wanted to kill the HE if you see those two men hanging on his vehicle had weapons on their hands. Check it outu

  32. This is great news.Let him have a wonderful Easter holiday!!! All those supporting him can go and offer him solidarity at Lilayi. We respect the office of the presidency,we may not necessarily agree with everything he does but the key word is “RESPECT” .

  33. VIVA GBM… He has managed to destabilize the UPND… GBM was a tick in the UPND from PF to destabilize and finally kill it… UPND…fell in the trap of PF… Politics…is not a game of under five… UPND is dead now… GBM will finally go back to PF after 2021 Elections!!!…and take over PF for 2026 elections!!! trust me!!!
    Why is GBM not arrested!!!? Ask yourselves!! I am just looking!!!LOL

  34. HH WILL BE RELEASED FOR SURE. BUT HE WILL COME OUT WITH LONG-LASTING SCARS. HE WILL HAVE A PROLONGED COUGH, FEVER, NIGHT SWEATS,WEIGHT LOSS, SWELLING OF LEGS. THE DOCTORS WILL MAKE A DIAGNOSIS. HE INVITED ALL THIS ON HIMSELF. THE MAN COULD HAVE WON NEXT ELECTIONS. BUT WITH THIS BEHAVIOR, HE WILL HAVE NO SYMPATHY. EVEN IN DUNDUMWEZI, A FEW OBJECTIVE VOTERS HAVE NOW CHANGED THEIR MINDS. IF HH WAS AS POPULAR AS HE CLAIMS, THERE COULD HAVE BEEN RIOTS IN LUSAKA AND CB. THE FACT THAT THERE IS PEACE ONLY GOES TO PROVE THAT HE IS NOT POPULAR. HE IS JUST FAMOUS FOR BEING NOTORIOUS.

    • Chisenga we are not fools in UPND we can not dance to PF tune.We have our own way of sorting things just watch we don’t want to witness mass deaths but we shall quietly flush the bad eggs in Zambian politics.we have brains.So don’t punic we are in control.You expected as to riot with stones on the streets lol waloba lyauma.It will be carried out by professional people in a systematic manner so that they will less human loss.

    • Even your so called popular Sata inappropriately famed ‘Man Of Action’ yet turned out to be ‘Man of Inaction’ was detained by Levy for 40 days at Chimbokaila Prison without much ado – No riots on CB & Lusaka!

  35. The results of wanting to be a star…Instead of seating down and planning for your ka under 5 party. Pride goes before the fall.

  36. Only SATA knew the game of politics very well. He never went where the incumbent president was apart from the day they meant with Mwanawasa face to face to reconcile. Despite Lupiya Banda being is long time friend he never dared him to the extent of endangering his life apart from getting power from him in a normal way and left him crying. He never took traditional ceremonies for a show down with the incumbent.
    HH knew that he was popular in Western Province than ECL he would have avoided to go there just as he has done with other Ceremonies. He would have just sent his representative. He endangered his life as well as that of the President. Continue denouncing ECL on the account that he was recognised by him was not the way to go. SATA knew the difference between legal battles and…

    • @true you forget that Sata was jailed in Musamba,Chilanga by Levy mwanawasa.Let me give you more data that’s were Sata was given water to bath by a police Bemba chap which lead to his slow puncture. HH is not a fool he will survive because God Jehova is on his side.No one will harm him.

  37. One thing I love about Zambians is political maturity! Unfortunately PF, the party I so loved when Sata was in charge, has lost direction under Chagwa because of the RB influence. Instead of focusing on fixing the broken economy, PF is busy wasting time playing dirty politics. By the time they realize they are digging their political grave, it will be too late. To those celebrating HH’s harassment, HH will spend a few days in cold cells because the treason charge is based on falsehood. it is the ordinary Zambian who will spend eternity in economic squalor! The foreigners that dwell among you will prosper and you the citizens will be their slaves because you did not want to know the ways of justice. Instead you perverted justice and committed unparalleled wickedness in the name of God…

  38. @39 Chisenga, very true.
    As for his lawyers, they are clueless and will just cost him his freedom. Just look at the amateur tactics, deliberately delay the police to charge pretending that they need all his lawyers present. They thought that in the meantime they will apply for and obtain habeas corpus. But quickly overtaken by events. Soon hh will be insulting the same judges that they seek justice from….ba donkey nabo kwena!.

  39. Sata was detained on a charge of motor theft which was unbailable. This is just some sort of punishment and HH will not be compensated upon release. Lungu and his friends will be laughing. In Zambian politics, you have to be smart to avoid such situations. Ask KK who was detained for nothing, Miyanda was brought back in chains from Zaire. HH should use other strategies and avoid confrontation.

  40. Justice Chitabo of the High Court set dates April 11 &12, 2017 to Hear the Petition as to whether HH & GBM as Presidential Petitioners have a Right to be heard in Court. What became of the Hearing? HH’s House was illegally Raided on April 10,2017 Mid Nite and he was arrested and charged with Treason on April11 the very day the Petition at the HC was to begin. Now that HH has been charged with Treason does it mean the Election Petition issue is dead? Clearly this was a Set Up to arrest and charge HH for Treason, which is not bailable. They are killing the Petition by imprisoning the Petitioners and forcing them to recognize Lungu. Lets hope the International and Regional Bodies are seeing what is happening in Zambia following the 2016 Disputed and Petitioned Election. The arrest of HH is…

  41. Having looked at the charge sheet, are going to charge the supplier of alcohol for endangering Lungu’s health? The smokers for polluting air meant for Lungu, those selling food with additives for attempting to poison Lungu=TREASON. How about his own driver for speeding on a bumpy road. Driving the President at high speed is not smart unless he is being rushed to hospital, he is in more likely to crash.

  42. Ati habius corpus…..my foot.
    By the way where is HH residing just now, Lilayi or Chimbokaila? If Lilayi, then at least he has some comfort enjoying student facilities.
    Seek trouble and you shall get it, he is in for a long haul while the lawyers are enjoying pitting their wits against each other.

  43. @Mwansa the arrest of HH was planned and timed to coincide with the HC April 11 &12 Petition Hearing in HC and the Easter Holidays. The Treason Charge on HH is frivolous but becoz it is unbailable they slapped it to keep HH in Detention for long periods hoping to kill the Petition Hearing Process at ICJ. Lungu thinks he can force the Petitioners to recognize him and abandon the Petition altogether. It remains to be seen if International and Regional Bodies and ICJ will sacum to Lungu’s machinations. Where in the World is a Traffic Offence Treasonable? HH was not driving the vehicle, no Police Patrol,No warning etc. Was there a govt on that Road to overthrow with motor vehicles? This is a trick used by Dictators to persecute their opponents.# Let the Petition be heard in Court.

  44. I am asking again! After all motorists had been cleared and left the road, what was the reason for HH to still remain on the road? I am not happy with the turn of events but would like HH to explain to me what made him to remain on the road.

  45. one thing you are forgeting you guys is that the judiciary is going to face is the same on which he himself has insulted back en forth that it is corrupt and now he is ging to face the corrupt judiciary

  46. Adolf and his lawyers never cease to amaze me. First I have always said Jack is a political animal who studied law he should not be attempting to practice. The bungles we are seeing here is what happened during the presidential petition hearing when malita mu ship way was engaged. Heresay was taken as evidence and emotion overtook reason. Now read Adolf lawyers submissions he says 1. The wife fainted 3 times (she is on video she says she fainted twice) 2. He says colossal sums (state how much) 3. He is law abiding he should be released (treason is not a bailable offence) 4. He has been arrested 15 times (he has lost 6 elections he isn’t a law abiding citizen) Great leader Nelson once said ‘prison helped him think” Adolf its time to think. 2021 zamfo

  47. The other question is how many vehicles did they pass before reaching the vehicle that was caring HH. Ia am sure the vehicle caring HH was not the last one, it should have been in the middle. So they passed all the vehicle from behind and ended charging HH who was in the middle of the convoy. Are they saying the others that were in the convoy did not commit offense, only HH did, interesting. Zambia has really changed.

  48. They will do well to release him and let him be free. Police officers are to blame. The road was supposed to be secured. Two civilians can not overpower trained police officers who could have removed them from the road without any problems. I think there was also poor communication among the presidential organizers of the trip who were supposed to be on high alert. If HH is a sordier, surely this could have made sense. Dont punish him because of police carelessness.

  49. You can be from John Howard and be elected president.
    You can be from new Kasama and never be voted in as president of the Republic of Zambia such is life learn to accept it.Stealing millions from innocent Zambians already speaks volumes your CV is questionable too many skeletons in your clauset

  50. We can all analyse, guess, accuse, support ….it’s all useless because the Judge will have the final say.

  51. ZAMBIA A CHRISTIAN NATION CELEBRATING EASTER IN STYLE. WHAT SORT OF CHRISTIANS ARE THESE? TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, WHAT HAPPENED DID NOT IN ANY WAY THREATEN THE PRESIDENT’S LIFE. WHY DO I SAY SO? WHEN ONE’S LIFE IS THREATENED, THEY SIT BACK AND WAIT A BIT BUT ALAS, THE PRESIDENT IS HEADING TO NORTHERN PROVINCE. ADD 1+1

  52. I think GBM must know something, even when he went HH’s house , we read that he never got out of the vehicle while his colleagues were out talking to the police. He was in the convoy but no harassment, no arrest and no charge. Something is fishy.

  53. the mistake made by HH was going to that ceremony for political scores not to celebrate the kuomboka,he insulted the king by showing him that he is most popular in that area even the king is nothing to him he can do whatever he wants in that area,that was a traditional ceremony not a political forum, i feel sad for HH landing himself in such trouble

  54. Trust GOD,speak less and pray more. If JESUS was the President of Zambia and what happened in Mongu was done to HIM, what would HE have done to HH?
    Would JESUS have charged him of treason carrying a death sentence and urge the world to condemn HH?
    Did JESUS die for President LUNGU and not HH?
    Truly , everyone has the right to say what they want but a Christian will never call HH a hyena, or the President bad names. A true Christian will respect authority , love everyone even enemies.
    As a seventh day Adventist, I quote Matthew 5: 43, 44 where my Saviour said ” It was said love your neighbor but hate your enemies. But I say love your enemies, pray for them, bless them that mistreat you”
    Do you love HH and HIS excellency President LUNGU more than JESUS that you can insult your enemy…

    • The moment you as an SDA advises HH that the Bible says obey those in Authority, you will be helping solve this problem.

      But if you will ignore when HH disobeys authority but when police enforce law and order you ask the to emulate Jesus Christ you will amplify the problem.

      Romans 13:1-2 says:
      “All if you must obey those who rule over you. There are no authorities except the ones God has chosen. Those who now rule have been chosen by God. So those who opposes the authorities opposes leaders whom God has appointed. Those who do that will be judged.”

      Romans 13:4 says:
      “The authorities are God’s servants for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of rath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer…

    • Romans 13:4 says:
      “The authorities are God’s servants for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of rath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.”

      So, while Jesus would not be president of any country he expects everyone to honour authority and authority to punish wrongdoers.

      So, show such scriptures to HH if he claims he is a Christian. In fact it is the pride of refusing to recognize Lungu as president that gave birth to hiim refusing to give way.

      But you know pride goes before the fall.

  55. Choose whom you will serve among the three namely JESUS, HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT LUNGU and HH.
    IF you choose JESUS, then cease doing insulting anyone on this blog or use words that demean other people or tribe. GOD never made some people to be superior to others….. Never………….
    Consider Nebuchadnezzar the KING of BABYLON , where is he?

  56. The biggest mistake have seen done by many Zambian politicians is being excited upon seeing hundreds of cadres around them.they already see themselves in state house upnd seeing hundreds of Zambians around them showing support.what they dont is Zambian voters are far much those ones they see at rallies or around them.all people around any politician is a drop in a ocean.masses are out there who make one a president!!!ECL IS IN STATE HOUSE TODAY BECAUSE MASSES FIGHT FOR HIM.HH&GBM FIGHT FOR THEMSELVES WHILE MASSES SIMPLY LOOK AT HOW DESPERATE THEY ARE FOR PLOT ONE.IF MASSES ACROSS ZAMBIA ARE THE ONES BEHIND HH,HE CANNOT BE IN JAIL TODAY!!BUT THE SILENT MASSES HAVE GONE ON WITH THEIR DAILY WORKS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT SUPPORT HH’S POLITICS OF PROVOCATION!!!in life,you reap what you sow.Many…

  57. CThe biggest problem with the entire PF govt and it’s cadres is hipocrisy. They think Zambians can be led simply by making simple good political pronouncements here and there whenever pipo question their misdeeds. PF minions, God will harden your hearts “The Pharaoh” style over release of isrealites from slavery to an extent that you will be failing to distinguise right from wrong that’s when the almight God will strike on you and if you dare resist his will over the Zambians you will die like king Saul when he tried resisting the annointed David as the king in the making……………… Father Bwalya with his red card campaigns was freely going round the country doing his activities, but today citizens cant freely associate and assemble to freely express their political views. What has happened…

  58. In life you reap what you sow.many people warned HH to respect the office of the president,but he never listened because of his arrogance.SO LET KAINDE DANCE TO HIS TUNE!!moreover,after 11/08/2016,HH has insulted almost everybody in Govnt.to him the judiciary is corrupt,ECZ Chairman Judge Esau Chulu is a PF cadre and corrupt.CJ is corrupt,the speaker is a dull PF cadre,all heads of defence are useless,etc.SURELY IS THIS NORMAL?SO IN ZAMBIA ONLY HH CAN DO A RIGHT THING?MY GOD,HH IS INSANE!!if all those Govnt officials whom HH has been insulting on daily basis shall spare him now that he crossed the final line,THEN I WILL NEVER VOTE IN MY LIFE AS WE CANT HAVE TWO SETS OF LAWS(FOR THE POOR AND ONE FOR THE RICH)!!JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL ON HH’S MONGU SAGA!!

  59. FORGIVENESS IS A SIGN OF GODLINESS. JESUS FORGAVE US AND WHO ARE WE NOT TO FORGIVE. JESUS IS NOT PF OR UPND…… JESUS IS THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD. COME TO JESUS WITHOUT POINTING OTHER PEOPLE’S FAULTS,.
    NEVER SPEAK EVIL OF OTHERS BECAUSE YOU MAY NOT LIKE THEM. JESUS’S LOVE FOR YOU AND ME IS THE SAME HE GIVE YOUR ENEMY.
    YOUR ENEMY MAY FAULT BEFORE YOU, HOW WILL YOU TREAT HIM… JESUS TRULY LOVES NOT ONLY YOU BUT EVEN THE VILEST OFFENDER YOU MAY TERRIBLY DESPISE….. WATCH THEREFORE OF GOD’S GRACE…… AND HOLD YOUR BREATH

  60. In this case HH and his Lawyers can only appeal to the President for his release and not even the Judge has powers to effect the release of HH.Unfortunately UPND doesn’t recognize ECL as President now i don’t know to who they will appeal to for HH’s release??????????

  61. Those supporting injustice may God give you wisdom. One day it going to be you or your close family. God is always Good. Powerful people have come and gone. Today you may worship Lungu who is enjoying himself, what have you benefited from supporting him. Will HH being in prison make you good or reward you or your families? You are here thinking you have the last laugh.

  62. FORGIVENESS HAS NO CONDITIONS. CONSIDER THE PARABLE OF PRODIGAL SON. AS A CHRISTIAN YOU CAN ASK EVEN ECL TO FORGIVE HH AS MUCH YOU CAN ASK HH TO FORGIVE ECL BECAUSE FORGIVENESS IS A GIFT FROM GOD NOT FROM A human being.

  63. HH is on record telling Zambians that UPND has taken up popularity in Lusaka and copperbelt.BUT WHERE IS THAT POPULARITY NOW?ITS LIFE AS USUAL IN LUSAKA AND CB DESPITE THE FACT THAT HH IS IN POLICE CELLS!!HH now must learn that majority Zambians will never support his evil politics.if he was meant to be Zambian president,he will be but via civilised politics.if he doesnt reform,then HH must know that jail will be his state house forever.THE CHOICE IS HIS!!

  64. Is HH popular as he claims?I have seen Zambians minding their own businesses.Please never break the law with impunity EDGAR Temunobe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Busy insulting each other over things you can’t change. Just go to Lilayi and tell them that you want to join him over the coming long weekend. Kanganja will be happy to help you out. Otherwise congrats to Madrid for a spirited performance against bayern. Meanwhile Walter bwalya has been charged with improper conduct for his behavior during the community shield cup match against ZESCO. Also GBM was busy yapping today at the press conference,but asusual it was all in VAIN. HH has been charged with Treason which is not BAILABLE. Muzazinyela,the most painful thing for the up and down party is that Zambia is so calm despite all this.Kikikikikiki

  66. @ 61 robmwale,

    The moment you as an SDA advises HH that the Bible says obey those in Authority, you will be helping solve this problem.

    But if you will ignore when HH disobeys authority but when police enforce law and order you ask the to emulate Jesus Christ you will amplify the problem.

    Romans 13:1-2 says:
    “All if you must obey those who rule over you. There are no authorities except the ones God has chosen. Those who now rule have been chosen by God. So those who opposes the authorities opposes leaders whom God has appointed. Those who do that will be judged.”

    • Romans 13:4 says:
      “The authorities are God’s servants for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of rath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.”

      So, while Jesus would not be president of any country he expects everyone to honour authority and authority to punish wrongdoers.

      So, show such scriptures to HH if he claims he is a Christian. In fact it is the pride of refusing to recognize Lungu as president that gave birth to hiim refusing to give way.

      But you know pride goes before the fall.

  67. Of all things, I would rather die than go to a King of Thugs for mercy! Here, the battle line is between thugs the JUST!

  68. I hope the same Judges HH called ‘thugs who don’t deserve to wear those wigs’ will help him. Simply put HH tried his luck too far, he should have moved on by going round thanking people for the votes. I for one didn’t expect all the time wasting drama he’s been putting up coz I belive he was getting closer to winning an election. So be real what he did in Mongu was wrong mayb treason again is more hash but let’s learn to hate bad n love good acts. You can never leave prison n be President any more .that worked for the freedom fighters y?.bcoz they wer fightin against white minority regimes but now once convicted you can’t run for Presidency. .Advice: HH shoud tone down should he survive this one.

  69. Mr. HH if i were you,i would swallow my pride and just accept and respect Authority, even if you dont like the man wearing the coat of the Zambian Presidency. It will solve all of your problems and help you win the 2021 elections. RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY,POSITION HELD BY OTHERS,ELDERS ,ONE SELF AND OTHER IS NECESSARY. I grew up being taught that even if your parents are poor or mentally ill, you need to respect them , in work places, even if your boos is younger and not smarter that you, you need to respect them because of the position they hold.. In marriage you need to respect your husband or wife because they are your BETTER HALF or HEAD OF THE HOUSE. Mr. HH i also think you should consider praying for a THIRD EYE. Be WEARY OF YOUR MWAMBA. Yet again, Am not a political person at all…

  70. Am not a political person at all. But there is something about Mr. Mwamba’s that does not feel quite right.

  71. I HAVE SAID IT BUT I WANT TO SAY IT AGAIN, HH DID NOT GO TO WESTERN PROVINCE FOR KUOMBOKA CEREMONY. ALTHOUGH SOME PEOPLE HAVE BLAMED THE POLICE FOR UN PROFESSIONALISM, THE POLICE ACTED IN A VERY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. WITHOUT THE POLICE ACTING IN THE WAY THEY DID THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN DEATHS IN WESTERN PROVINCE.
    THE PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE HAD ABOUT TEN VEHICLES, MULTIPLY THOSE VEHICLES BY FOUR PEOPLE AND YOU WILL GET FORTY PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT. NOW LET US ADD ON THE TWELVE POLICEMEN WHO WERE IN THE LAND CRUISER AND WE WILL GET A TOTAL OF FIFTY TWO PEOPLE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ENTOURAGE
    HH HAD SIXTY VEHICLES, MULTIPLY THOSE BY FIVE PASSENGERS AND YOU GET THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE. EACH OF THE SIXTY VEHICLES HAD AT LEAST FOUR THUGS OUTSIDE AND THAT IS AN ADDITION OF TWO HUNDRED AND…

    • FORTY PEOPLE. WHICH MEANS THAT HH HAD FIVE HUNDRED AND FORTY PEOPLE AS COMPARED TO THE PRESIDENTS FIFTY TWO. WITHOUT THE POLICE ACTING IN THE WAY THAT THEY DID, TODAY, BOTH THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT AND HH WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD.
      NOW IF THAT IS NOT TREASON, WHAT NAME DO YOU WANT TO CALL IT?

  72. “And Mr Hichilema’s lawyer has submitted that their client now being arrested and detained for over fifteen times since 2006 should be released because he has at all times been fully compliant whenever he has been summoned to report himself to law enforcement agencies”.

    The lawyer should know that this is a totally different case, it is called TREASON. It is also non-bailable. The lawyer should have been advising hh to behave.

  73. Those suggestions that the police should have “swept ” the way are forgetting that since HH was hell bent to “show ” Edgar, police trying to order HH to clear off would have just caused a riotus response. It was no win situation.

  74. UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka and his personnel a Mr Soko have been arrested. The two were arrested at Lilayi training School when they requested to see their President Hakainde Hichilema who is sick in jail. Earlier this morning lawyers representing HH were denied access to see him when they visited him this morning

  75. The long detention HH will suffer over easter holiday will provide him with time to reflect on his unbecoming behavior.. This is just to teach a lesson…he will be fine

  76. Imwe please, let hakainde nyaaa in the Lilayi pooh-holes until he learns to behave. If he comes out as a civilised man, then he will be ready to be president. If he comes out a hardened criminal, then he will leave the longest opposition leader in the word.

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