HH to remain in jail until Wednesday next week as case is adjourned

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Mr Hichilema counsels his wife Mutinta in court this morning.
Mr Hichilema counsels his wife Mutinta in court this morning.

Incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and his co-accused will remain in police custody until Wednesday, April 26th 2017.

This was after Lusaka Magistrate Greenwell Mulumani adjourned the matter.

Magistrate Mulumani said he needed more time to study the matter as it was a complex one.

Mr Hichilema has been in police custody since April 11th when he was arrested and charged with treason and three other charges.

His case which has attracted huge international interest has been widely condemned.

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    • I know of no time in the history of national states when treason cases have been concluded in flash time. The charge is in a category of cases that require, detail, patience, pain, endurance, and procedure. I sympathize with my sister Mutinta and the children but such is the process of treasonous cases if committed. The best she can do is stay strong and manage some behind the scenes negotiations for the freedom of the husband after conviction. There is life beyond politics. Women can play a constructive role by silently helping to weed out lawlessness and bad pride in us men. There is a Government in Zambia and Chagwa is the Head of State period. Any other narrative is wishful rhetoric. I pray HH doesn’t end up to be a vegetable.

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    • “Incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and his co-accused with remain in police custody until Wednesday, April 26th 2017.”
      SOMETIMES I WONDER WHETHER LT REALLY ARE PROFESSIONAL WRITERS OR THE WRITERS ARE JUST GRADE 7 SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE OWNER(S) OF LT OR THE GRADE 7s ARE THE OWNERS THEMSELVES. THIS BECAUSE IT IS SHOCKING HOW EVERY ARTICLE CAN HAVE ANY SORT OF ERROR ALMOST IN EVERY SENTENCE OR PARAGRAPH. PARAGRAPHS INCLUDE ANNOTATIONS. IT IS A WELL KNOWN FACTOR THAT LT DEPENDS ON COPY AND PASTE ARTICLES. BUT, TEN WHY DON’T THEY CHECK THOSE COPY AND PASTE ARTICLES?

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    • Takuli neko uleya uyu umulandu….HH is a free man. The charge sheet was fradulently hurried, as usual, PF in hurry to cutting corners to arrest. Which court case has PF ever won?

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    • On top of that, the case is week and so week to be Treason. The only case here is one of verbal insults likely to bleach the peace, and probably controverning on the raod.. Both of which are peanut penalty fees..lol

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    • WHERE DO YOU STAND WITH THE LAW
      I HAVE NO REASON TO TRUST A POLITICIAN BUT EVERY REASON TO TRUST THE LAWS HE/SHE INSTITUTES
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      Whereas I have every reason to have trusted a freedom fighter post colonial era, I sorry to disappoint you that I have no reason to trust and put my faith and fate in a POLITICIAN. Whereas POLITICIANS are important in the governance of the country, all have lied to the masses on several occasions. Luring the masses to their side, they don’t hesitate one bit to ensure their goals of securing the first family status for their families. When, they achieve this, the rest is history. Do not be swayed or lied to folks that, that double tongued politician will put food on your table. When all is said and done, it’s you and your need to…

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    • … secure food on the table and clothing for yourself and family. Yes, the LAW was instituted to regulate man’s behavior in a given environment, without which, envy and jealousy, murder, ****, robbery, unfair and mischievous acts against others, bullying, anarchy, corruption, gay-ism, sodomy, bigotry etc etc will make life extremely difficult for you. Now you don’t need to go to school to act civil, kindly observe your moral standing. Now politicians make laws, they too must be subject to these LAWS. If the LAW finds you wanting, there are no two ways about it, face it. No need to argue and fight the LAW enforcers (POLICE and COURTS), they are helping you live in sanity. So on its application, the LAW must be applied fairy and to the point. NOT to fix but to bring the best out the…

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    • 20th June 2016 “it’s my time …Hichilema nga akakana ukusumina ama results akamona efyo nkamuchita – Lungu”.

      (If HH will see what i’ll do to him if he refuses to accept election results)

      The Post – 2016-06-20 – FRONT PAGE

      What an evil man

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    • The game has silently & stealthily shifted from the known pitted “Tongas Vs Bembas” to now “Tongas Vs Nyanja speakers”. Is it by coincidence that Prosecutors Gamaliel Zimba and Catherine Lombe Phiri are strongly helping their own brother from East? So why wouldn’t Jack Mwiimbu, Keith Mweemba & Vincent Malambo not defend their own from South?

      Any wonder two Bembas were fired Kashimba Chimbwili for aspiring & Emmanuel Chilubanama – beating Andrew Kamanga, Nyanja speaker yet Kaizer Zulu & Dora siliya can never be fired for any offences committed!

      Level of tribalism introduced by PF through Sata and exacerbated by Wrungu is appalling!
      It’s now a boomerang on Bembas!

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    • No PF should comment on HH case unless he consults with Statehouse or Minister of information. So all PF cadres, nizeeeee. The Judge need to consult before he passes his judgement……

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    • Refusing to give way to presidential motorcade is willfully choosing to put the life of the head of state in danger.

      Now, willfully outing the life of the president in danger is definitely treason, according to the Zambian Law.

      So where do you find the case confusing to you? Do not argue with the case, but instead simply seek understanding and you will be helped.

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    • UPND Lawyers wasted all the days allocated to hearing the Electoral petition on flimsy preliminary issues.This is what is happening now.The difference is HH will continue to be incarcerated in remind while his lawyers waste time and accumulate legal fees which must be paid.It is to the Lawyers advantage that the longer the case takes the more financial smiles appear on Vincent Malambo’s face.

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  1. Chabija badala. We hope justice will prevail and HH will be released. Infortunately, courts are slow.

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  2. Thats what happens when you engage nez as your polical stratagist.

    They thought the man was so popular that arresting him would spark uprising.

    You see now

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    • In nyanja, we say ati mwaona manje! kekekekekekekeeeeeeeee! NEZ Political strategist, what a useless grouping!

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  3. May GOD be with you and your family in this trying moments…… The Lord of Sabbath watches over his children…….
    Glory to His Highest, The lord is King

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  4. He will sober up. The court will then refer the matter to the High Court owing to jurisdiction. The man is in trouble

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    • @ Hyena (Suntwe), the man has been in prison less than a month. People have been in prison for longer periods and have come out, so…..

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    • God’s time is the best. Not all those who say Lord Lord will enter the Kingdom of God.Furthermore, the bible says the great shall be humbled, the humbled shall be great, the first shall be the last and the last shall be first says the bible. So PF should not be excited today over HH’s arrest because God’s judgment day for u is coming. Mark my words pantu Lesa tasentekwa, Lesa ni malyotola.

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  5. Hehehe. Where’s NEZ, he’s so scared, after all we had him smoked out. It’s just a matter of time

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  6. Lungu and his minions will pay for this. Screw that immunities if he thinks it will save him. Mugabe and Museveni better take him in. But Mugabe will be dead soon, so Lungu better have plan B.

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  7. Imwe ba Lusaka Times, widely condemned by who? Don’t just generalise. Be specific and we will also show the pettiness of some of the people condemning govt?

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  8. Gone are the days in the then one Party State when we had fearless Magistrates…what more time does he need surely…cant he not study it tonite? What is complex about this…really sad.

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    • The judge just wants to grant every pf cadre’s wish, keep him long in prison, deep down his heart he knows this treason case is a fizzer. There is nothing to study here like he is studying for ZIALE exams.

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    • Jay Jay, it is called “the Pilato effect” – his hands are tied … the ruling will be something along transfer of the case to the higher court. So many similarities between this case and that of Jesus. The merits of the charges were lacking in both cases but because of high emotions, Justice was perverted against the victim of injustice!

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    • @xfactor – you started of fine until you brought in your White Jesus from the fictional novel called the BIBLE.

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  9. I hope when he comes out he will stop u5 tactics of blocking Eagle 1

    Grow up man . Mazoka woudnt have done that in mongu. Grow up man.

    How do you abondon Banda and get gbm.

    What do lose by recognising the head of state.

    Waona manje uli mu chimbokaila yawning

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  10. “Magistrate Mulumani said he needed more time to study the matter as it was a complex one”. THER IS NO COMPLEXY BUT YOU ARE ALSO BEEN THREATENNED BY LUNGU TO CHOOSE LIFE OR DEATH.
    WHY HAVE YOU GONE OUT FOR FIVE DAYS WHEN OPPENLY LUNGU SAID IT ALL THAT HE WAS THE ONE WHO INSTRUCTED THE POLICE TO DO WHAT THEY DD ON HH. THESE ARE KEEPS OF A DYING HORSE. LUNGU HAS BEEN A LAW BREAKER EVEN BEFORE HE BECAME A PRESIDENT.

    T

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    • If today i went air that lungu is not the presidentvof Zambia. No one will force me to recognise him. Then am inviting trouble.

      From pres school to university what we know is ecl as president. Try to check WIKIPIDIA.

      Now here is someone goin on radio that he doesnt know lungu. I won the elections. am president

      Is that not treasonable statement. Treason does not only mean you sit in darknes and plot the move.

      Thats why the man needs time. Its a tough case.

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  11. Magistrate Mulumani ati… he needed more time to study the matter as it was a complex one.
    Nkhani yalula………………. anyway HH we are praying for you. When you come out, shock your accusers, tht you have forgiven them ALL. With tht, you will be putting coal on their heads, dont show them that ur bitter

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  12. too bad mudala…i just wonder if its really worth all this trouble. look how sad mutinta looks. save yourself coz you cant save zambia

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  13. Is HH proposing MUTINTA Again it seems he spoke some LOVE issues their as the woman is showing signs of giving in to a TONGA MAN

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  14. I pray for the blogger named laughing matter…. I take he or she never had any relative in jail since he was born

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  15. PLEASE LUNGU YOU HAVE FAILED TO ACT ON YOURSELF CAN YOU DROP THE CASE AND PAY HH WHAT YOU HAVE DESTROYED AT HIS HOME THROUGH YOUR UNPROFESSIONAL POLICE PF CADRE

    LET HH GO HOME YOU DO NOT NOT KNOW THAT THE MORE YOU KEEP HH IN PRISON YOU ARE FINISHING ANDKILLING OFF YOURSELF.

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  16. Ehe!! No Mushota on this thread? I hope LT has finally blocked her nonsensical little being from posting

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    • Mushota is PhD Student in her dreams, she is busy with her supervisor…khikikiki

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    • Mushota is a Chambermaid and they have a function at the lodge where she works so she has not had a chance for blogging today!!

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  17. God will reward you my brother for standing up for others. You are already rich than Chakolwa who has found everything on a silver plate. Sata worked very hard to form PF but a person who never contributed a penny is enjoying while destroying the party slowly. It is a shame you don’t deserve this.

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  18. Police have been ordered by the Court to return all that they took from HH’s house. (Times of Zambia, today)

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  19. When they are done with their stupidity, SUE them for compensation. How I wish I could claim back my TAX. I can’t stand it anymore my money being wasted on shlt.

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  20. I said it before @nd will say it again. Whether hh escapes treason or not he will still be slapped with a criminal offence which will detour him from contesting presidential elections. Whichever coin you are viewing it from hh has already kissed bye bye to politics. Upnd just start looking for another Tonga to replace hh since you don’t believe in convention.

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  21. Treason case is a serious matter, not just the refusal of giving way to Lungu!! I am not a legal expert but all this nonsense from the Police who drafted the charges will not sell in the Courts of Law. Zambia is just becoming a laughing stock.
    Lungu should take a leaf from what happened to Chiluba. Chiluba thought that everything would remain rosy all the way, but he died a sad man. Even his children who were untouchables are now poppers. Who knew that they would end up in this manner?? Anyhow, just release HH.

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  22. Zambia is the latest entrant into the club of abusive despotic regimes “fixing” their opposition leaders.Lungu has learnt from Mugabe and Museveni .

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  23. Thanks, another week of peaceful existence for the people of Zambia. This boy just became a noise maker, public nuisance actually.
    I hope Mrs Mutinta Hakainde is now saying, “what the hell is this politics for my husband? Out there people are not rioting as we expected. Obviously they were just misleading you in the party. Your friends GBM, Gary, Jack, Katuka, Kakoma all of them are sleeping comfortably with their wives. Why us?”

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  24. If HH is guilt let the courts decide, if he is not the state will just let go on condition that he doesn’t sue. That is how it goes meanwhile, some points have been put across

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  25. There is virtually no way any sane head of state today can subject any of his citizens to such psychological trauma, in other words torture! Lungu must learn from Chiluba of how such stinking presidential actions have a tendency to backfire on the initiators. If HH dies in jail, this could literally shatter this country to pieces. Lungs himself would never be safe, he would run the risk of being shot dead anytime. Mark my word!

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    • In nyanja, we say ati mwaona manje! kekekekekekekeeeeeeeee! NEZ Political strategist, what a useless grouping!

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  26. HH is an attention seeker. If HH was the president, Edgar would have been killed. Edgar, thanks for being humble again. You did not lose anything. You are still the president of HH and Bantu botatwe

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  27. Seasoned politicians always avoid things which will take them behind the bars. Once in prison you are exposing yourself to all kind of hazards like communicable diseases such as TB. This is not Chacha era kind of politics. The Chacha method of doing politics was justified then but not now.

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  28. Kikikikikikikikiki yaba Nizee people let him suffer and Face the law.
    No one is above the law please Kikikikikikikikiki Kikikikikikikikiki Kikikikikikikikiki yaba fwaka please

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  29. Just the idea of HH medlling with such fake policitians like GBM and Wiliam Banda realy puts me off. We had it going smoothly till these thugs came on board. We were laughed at by PF and many other people when we settled for these but today we are seeing the results. Where is Nevers, Maureen Mwanawasa, Sichinga, Guy Scott, Miles Sampa all whose ‘defections’ we celebrated ?
    UPND needs to be re-branded after this court case

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  30. @ 36- YOU ARE SO RIGHT
    I FEEL SORRY FOR MUTINTA – HH LOOK AT WHAT YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR MADAM THROUGH NAWAUUU
    UPND NEEDS REBRANDING- MAZOKA TURING IN HIS GRAVE

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  31. The problem with ECL is he gets advice from people like Kaizer Zulu. Mumbi Phiri, Amos Chanda and Frank Bwalya. How learned are these people who behave like savages? These are the people destroying Edgar for their own gain unfortunately their names are not even mentioned when it comes to the international community. Edgar open your eyes, a good name is better than riches.

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  32. We are praying for you Mr. president H.H.. God is with you. Whoever is doing this to you is cursed surely you have not done anything wrong to deserve this. Shame on you Edgar chakolwa drunkard president!

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  33. There is nothing complex about this case. It is only political pressure at work here. I hope magistrate Maluluma will not behave like Pontius Pilate. If he does then history will be repeating it self

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  34. Who would want to Hang a Man without much thought? Everyone is sad HH has found himself before the law in this way. He ought to do some soul searching for his future.

    That picture is the human face of the sorrow caused by unfettered ambition to be President after the People tell you NO. It’s only a few years to wait before next election. He did very well in the elections, just not enough. So he ought to have spent the last few months showing us his ability as a Leader to unite Zambia. HH is a great loss really.

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  35. HH is not a leader. He lost the election and is busy creating situations wich contravens the law so that when he is found wanting people should sympathize with him. All his actions are deliberate. When you personally do not like your leader do not resort to lawlessness. Those sympathising with him are equally desperate people

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  36. Keeping my fingers crossed and praying for peace to continue flowing in this nation. I also pray for HH’s well being while in incarceration. May he learn one or two things from this timely incarceration.

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  37. Refusing to give way to presidential motorcade is willfully choosing to put the life of the Head of State in danger.

    Now, willfully puting the life of the President in danger is definitely treason, according to the Zambian Law.

    So where do you find the case confusing to you?

    Do not argue with the case, but instead simply seek understanding and you will be helped.

    So many people lacking knowledge have been helped before. So, you can equally benefit.

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  38. Your leader’s neck is half way into the noose and none of you can advise him, what a pity to lead donkeys!
    I hope Mutinta has composed herself and doing the necessary behind the scenes manuvers. Mama you are the only one who can save your husband, the rest are either donkeys or vultures eyeing your wealth.

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  39. This is a serious case which cannot dismissed so easily like some crazy lawyer claiming that the charge is defective. Treason means the accused could have or could still put the whole country under threat. Amendments shall be made if necessary, in such cases and the accused can only be let loose when the defence proves with reasonable arguments that indeed this is a trumped up charge.
    Meanwhile the mutual biological requirements of the couple cannot be allowed. Even if they were allowed who would give a private space that is required by adults? Meanwhile the donkey lawyers are busy making indirect scorn, fun and comics on the accused.

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  40. Much as i dont support upnd,i feel sorry for HH.soon it will be 1 month in jail and many Zambians will forget about him the way they have forgotten about Mwaliteta,Mukobela,etc.surely,HH could have avoided this if he gave way to the presidential motorcade in mongu.i can imagine how his wife Mutinta and the kids are crying at home.HH has almost everything in life,so what does he want in state house?if i were him,i would have forsaken politics long ago and enjoy my money in peace!!but now he is even cutting his life short.had Kambela Mazoka not joined politics,i guess he could have been enjoying his millions even today.one has to get the presidency the way,FTJ Chiluba,Levy Mwanawasa,RB,Sata and ECL got it using masses!!its people who handed the presidency to all the above stated presidents…

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  41. Its masses who handed the presidency to our past and current president via ballot.ECL was a nobody and never dreamed about becoming Zambian president.however,people fought touth and nail in 2015 and 2016 to hand the presidency to him.this is how its done.HH must come to terms that he will never enter state house through courts or violence and that becoming Zambian president is not by his power but by the will of God and through mass voters.arrogance,insults,violence,all evil things are simply destroying him.HH HAS REALLY LOST IT AND HAS ONLY HIMSELF TO BLAME!!Michael Sata was very smart because he respected the presidency,never risked national security and ALWAYS STATED HOW HE CAN DO THINGS BETTER THAN THOSE IN OFFICE!!

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  42. I saw some upnd cadres laughing at Govnt online yesterday and hoped that the Treason charge will be droped on Thursday.i told myself that Oh my God forgive them as they dont know what they are talking about!!HH’S TREASON CHARGE IS HERE TO STAY.THE MOMENT THE DPP GAVE A CONSENT FOR THIS CASE TO KICK OFF IN COURTS,THATS WHEN I KNEW THAT NOW THE LAW WILL TAKE ITS COURSE!!wait,all those powerful lawyers(Prof.Patrick Mvunga,Sakwiba Sikota,Bonaventure Mutale,Eric Silwamba,etc) whom Govnt used to defend the presidential petition in 2016 will soon join in High Court as Govnt lawyers and thats when the legal battle will start.HH’s lawyers (Jack Mwiimbu,Mathar Mushipe,Keith Mweemba,Vincent Malambo) cant match Govnt’s legal team.only Vincent Malambo SC is on almost same level as those in PF…

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  43. “We are wining this elections in the first round they will be no re-run and we shall never accept defeat” hh postnewspaper 18.06.16

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  44. Day 11
    The “government of (President) Edgar Lungu” or “the government of the Republic of Zambia”, tell the defence “lawyers” that the difference is semantics. The government of Edgar Lungu and the government of the Republic of Zambia shall be the same at least for the duration of this case until 2021 and even history will record that from 2016 to 2021 the government of Lungu was running Zambia. The difference in the same as saying the government of the republic of Zambia with Republic starting with small letter “r”. Now do you want to spend days arguing over this when you have a client spending time in Chimbokaila sure, day 11 today? The treason trial starts when it goes to the High Court you donkeys. As long as HH is in the magistrates Court its unnecassary waste of time for the…

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  45. Contd…..As long as HH is in the magistrates Court its unnecassary waste of time for the poor suspected terrorist and confirmed insulter, he called the police as ntoni remember?

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  46. Most women put up with mens nonsense this humble woman has hidden in a bunker smelt tear gas and now is running prisom errands all because of an ego. He was trying to shake her hand she resisted. Gbm, nervous are in their beds sleeping nii ziii come 2021 hh will throw money to a resounding defeat now that we know the voting pattern

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  47. Prison has a universal fascination. It’s a real-life horror story because, given the right set of circumstances, anyone could find themselves behind bars.Respect the rule of law.
    So Let us not be judgemental let the law take its course.
    If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
    Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.

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  48. It is okay if this is what it will take to be peaceful! Lawlessness is a danger to any society.

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  49. He seems to be saying, “I suffered from amnesia! I thought I was the one who was the President of Zambia! Is it true I lost?”

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  50. I dont have anything against HH, but he made his bed, he must lie in it…….If whatever HH and his men did was to be done by any citizen, I am sure, there will be some kind of charge……whatever that is, so must it be for him. As a citizen for whatever reason, if I had my friends bragging and insulting in a video as I drive side by side with a presidential motorcade, I am sure there will be some way the authorities will respond to help revive my sanity to the reality of my rightful place in this country……If HH gets away with riding side by side with the president, what would stop a “cat’ like me from doing the same and getting away with it. Face it for what it is……I give way to dubious police officers who just turn their lights and siren for no emergencies at all…even…

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