Hakainde-Hichilema
Hakainde-Hichilema

The Lusaka Magistrate Court has adjourned to May 4th, 2017 the treason case involving UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and five others.

The decision was made after the State informed Lusaka Magistrate David Simusamba that it is not opposed to the defence application for the court to constitute a preliminary inquiry in the matter.

The State said they have agreed with the defence to adjourn the matter to the mentioned date.

A preliminary inquiry is a process that allows a court to sample the evidence in the matter in order to ascertain the validity of the charge.

The suspects will remain in custody as they wait to appear in court.

Earlier, Magistrate Simusamba had threatened to stop allowing people in the gallery if they continue disturbing the court process.

This was after Magistrate Simusamba temporarily stopped proceedings in order for those who did not have chairs to be removed from the court.

The Magistrate further said he will not allow the harassment of the court officers and Journalist in his court room.

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    • The only plea that may get HH off is an insanity plea, otherwise guilty as charged!

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    • When are the PF ministers paying back the money they were paying themselves when parliament was dissolved. Kambwili and others are getting away.

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    • HH…. In no country does one behave like you did in Mongu with your motorcade. What was your arrogance trying to prove? It was avoidable. In any other country such as USA, German, the Law gives power to the Secret Service to take you down.

      You are trying everything to hang on to UPND Leadership. You lost and just own up. You tried to use Maureen Mwanawasa to provide false testimony before the courts, only to be told off to leave her alone from your dirty games. What happened to the dodge ballots Maureen found in her dustbin?

      Just tell your flocks you have lost and it’s time to pass the hand to the next person to lead UPND.
      Fred Mmembe his time has gone. He has lost his Media Empire. … He thought he was untouchable but time changes !!!

      What a way to go down by Mmembe…

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    • continue…..

      What a way to go down by Mmembe.

      He wanted the country to go on fire after elections. Has been to Europe seeking to organise the western nations to rise against Lungu but he has failed. … So what next now with your marriage and The Post.

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    • For the first time gbm is sick and flown to india

      Thats what will happen war civil war breaks out.

      Fred membe. Richard sakala. Gbm. Hh. They will fly out.
      The will be in Mauritius enjoying red whine and cavier

      Dont feel sorry for politicians. Let them slaughter one another while we enjoy

      Why should we suffer for their sake

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    • I have consistently said I believe President Lungu is a compleat leader with unparalleled temperament which Zambians want in nkwazi 1 for sustainable peace and unity. This indelible fact aside, I have said this case is weak and unnecessary. Whoever thought a sledge hammer option is the way to go is a liability to the President. While HH escalated his dangerous pride and arrogance in Mongu, Its Kanganja who lamentably failed in protective security of the Presidency. Stop this appalling politics and foster politics of ideas mutual love.

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    • I have consistently said I believe President Lungu is a compleat leader with unparalleled temperament which most of Zambians voters want in nkwazi 1 to keep enjoying peace and unity. This indelible fact aside, I have said the manor the arrest was done was wrong while the treason charge is weak and unnecessary. Whoever thought a sledge hammer option is the way to go is a liability to the President. While HH escalated his dangerous pride and arrogance in Mongu, Its Kanganja who lamentably failed in offering impermeable protective security to the Presidency. Stop this appalling politics and foster politics of ideas and mutual love.

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    • Zambians elected President Lungu and his party to rule them well in peace and socio-economic change for the better. At the heart of this decision had been the need for a unifier and inclusive leadership with measured temperament. Zambians detaste tribalism, pride, disrespect of institutions and hate politics. We elected him because he was the real deal for our national stability and identity. As such, President Lungu should continue to be above board leaving hatred to hate clubs.

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    • The man was in isolation at lilayi holding cell
      In dignity but his lawyers argued. No . Let him be put in chimbokaila.

      They thought it was was a one day job.

      Never engage a relative or your tribe to defend you in court because they lose rationale.

      They get overwhelmed by immotions.

      Hh is now exposed to lice.ticks.bedbugs.tb

      Get lawyers like nvunga.chifumu banda.sakwiba sikota.simeza.

      Try to google an view icc holdin cell at the hague. There is satelite tv.gym. nice bed .room is 3x3m .you take coffee. Nice toilet.

      Its just a hotel room . Not chimbokaila.

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    • The people the are seeing business opportunities in all this are HH’s lawyers.

      Last time they spent all his time on preliminaries and told him that’s how it works. Ati, “just wait you will see the outcome” and HH saw nothing – list on almost all preliminaries.

      Now they have started again with their preliminaries. And they think the plaintiff will object to that idea?

      This case has no timeframe to the defendant lawyers are free to raise as many preliminaries as possible. They can even go to more than five years raising preliminaries, no one will object.

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    • HH is having a nice quiet time to think about his diabolical behavior (the picture speaks volumes). For this reason, no one in their right mind frame should rush him through this process of being ‘born again’. Let him transform so that he can emerge out if correction centre as a changed man and ready to contribute positively.

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    • 1 Kings 1:52
      Solomon said, “If he is a worthy man, not one of his hairs will fall to the ground; but if wickedness is found in him, he will die.”

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    • How can a COOKIE, A HOUSE SERVANT plot to topple a Government?

      Guys I’m sorry to say this but Lungu & his PF00ls have n brains. Lungu is the dullest lawyer i’ve ever seen!!

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    • Of is full of dull people, hence they feel they can charge and judge using K Zulu and Chanda

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    • If you look closely you will notice that little bit of sanity in UPND’s head is coming back, what we need now is to prolong this grip on their strongman so that law and order is maintained. Let him stay behind bars

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  1. Indeed there is no case here. I was with the lawyers this morning and we were laughing so hard at how pathetic the states case is. It is just an academic process due to baby lungu throwing a fit and throwing all his toys away. Pf is a joke

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    • See how stupid and an caring you are. You and your fake lawyers moved him from lilayi to chimbokaila and you are now prolonging his stay in the filthy prison. All you can do is laugh and you think hh is happy where he is. lame yourselves should anything happen to under 5politician.

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  2. HH if miraculously somehow is acquitted and quiet honestly I don’t see it.

    He should retire. He has nothing to offer the country.

    Let me make it clear right now for all you once and for all. As a man a father and husband I respect and love HH.

    As a politician I wish nothing good for him.

    Healthy wise I will always hope he is well and God bless him.

    But politically he is on a suicide mission because he has nothing to offer zambia.

    Thanks

    BB2014,2016

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    • Mushota, when you say: “As a man a father and husband I respect and love HH”, the closest meaning most people who understand proper English would infer is that you (Mushota) are a man, a father, and a husband (who respects and loves HH)! Was that an intentional exposition of who you really are? Very few women can write the trash you do, let alone withstand the insults you elicit from all and sundry. Bushe PhD dissertation mukalemba muCibemba nangu mucisungu?

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    • And Lungu says even if God was to came and stop him from standing in 2021, he would challenge him in the courts and win the case.

      “We are paying you to do this job, find Hichilema with a case because that is why we are paying you. You must be courageous in dealing with these issues. If it was me I can even challenge God in court and win” he said

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    • Mkundu chafu wewe Mushota.I hope you get incarcerated to know that abuse of power against one is abuse of power against all Zambians.

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    • @Mpundu,

      Hhhhhhhh, where are you rushing to? You are failing to understand basic logic, I hope you are not one of the lawyers of HH who dribble themselves using preliminaries.

      Mushota is saying she respects HH as a man, a husband and father, but not as a politician.

      So to you if John says, “I respect Kaunda as a former head of state” then to you John is declaring himself a former head of state?

      Please stop thinking in vernacular.

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    • @Advice! Mushota is a man who undertook a sex change! She currently is on hormone treatment and unfortunately she sometimes forgets this and hence the slip-ups!

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  3. If PF is to be a strong Party, it needs a strong opposition. A strong opposition can only be provided by UPND. In order for UPND to be able to oppose democratic attacks by the PF, it needs to be democratically ethical by going to a Convention. Even if its rigged its ok but thats what is needed, who knows the best opposition to the PF might not necessarily be a rich man like HH/GBM or a lawyer like Nkombo but a Zambian that will represent the majority of the suffering Zambians. We all know the wealth of GBM/HH and that their main reason to get to State House is to enrich themselves, we all know that ! Its time UPND was led by an ordinary Zambian as opposed to sticking to these tycoons ! . Let UPND put up decent and mature opposition to the PF and not these kaponya-like gimmicks

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    • The whole UPND are happy with their current leadership , it is bizzaar to find it is the PF kaponyas calling for a UPND convention….what are you afraid of ??

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    • @UPND Convention 2017 Nkombo IS NOT a lawyer! And are you say rich people shouldn’t seek high office

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    • Spaka like lilo & Nzelu, what kind of English are you playing with? It is very much normal to stay tondolo ingwa nga yakama. This is a healthy prescription for you two.

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  4. The picture of a Human Hyena (HH)guilty of stealing from state assets, undervalueing ZCCM liquidated assets, being a crony for Kafupi’s Zamtroop account and only recently funding ZWD a site that spreads fake news, incites hatred, spreads hate speech let’s not also forget inciting violence after the 2016 elections in Namwala and other Sa.tanic United Dunderhead strongholds! However let God deal with this cursed soul and judge it accordingly, best not to make such a lowlife mangwam, cretin ilomba a hero and a martyr! Let him be released so that he can continue basking in his stupidity!

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  5. Please you magistrate do your work diligently otherwise do not be used by Edgar chakolwa president he is there now but tomorrow he will not be there but judiciary will remain so don’t turnish the image of our courts. Once you corrupt magistrates are identified you be dealt with accordingly you will be removed from the system because of your political inclination and that you are Pf cadres. Shame!

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  6. Lungu is nothing but a weak sore loser.

    He can’t do anything with HH around. Just look at his kaponya supporters clapping for HH to be locked up…..lungu can’t function with HH as a free man.

    What kind of a president is this who claims to have won the elections but can’t function when the opposition is free to talk and meet their supporters?????

    Hehehehe. This is very embarrassing for some one who campaigned on the back of spending 10 billion US on development only to find he can not function with a free opposition……hehehe he needs opposition to be in jail for him to work…….hehehehe.

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  7. Edgar Lungu is becoming like dictators Museveni and Mugabe persecuting their opposition leaders.Even Kenya’s Odinga and US Senator Ben Cardin have said it is abuse of power.

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  8. Dont allow hatred to ruin your life. Even if you don’t agree with HH,there is no need to punish innocent souls languishing in prison cells and torturing their beloved family members and close friends. God is watching whatever we do in secrecy and time will come when God will say ‘enough is enough’.

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    • The peace in the Den is temporal as the chief serpent is currently holding a bible…..soon the bible gimmick will not work and he will turn on others.

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  9. I 100% agree with Mushota’s second comment.

    Indeed as a father,husband and Zambian,we all respect and love HH.

    But as a politician,HH is a great danger to our peace.the kind of politics HH does is evil!!

    Many Zambians have shown this by rejecting HH for a record 5th times,but his tribesmen keep on pushing him to stand.the best HH can do is to retire if he escapes jail in his current treason charge.

    All in all,in this case,we must all let the law take its course!!!today the British High Commissioner joined many well meaning Zambians in blaming HH’s behaviour in mongu.he called bad and very provocative and urged all Zambians to respect the presidency.Dr Guy Scott was present at this meeting!!

    May God continue blessing Zambia and president Edgar Lungu!!

    VOTE PF IN 2021…

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  10. PF you are hiding your head in the sand.Hh is innocent and you know it.One Day EL will leave state house and then real justice will take its course.You may hurt HH but you can never kill an idea whose time has come.Ask KK

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  11. The good thing about HH getting a treason charge is that he wont be missed by many Zambians for same weeks or months or even years!!

    Indeed politically,HH is a suicide mission!when one listens to HH talking at his useless and endless press briefings,you would think that there is a war in Zambia.

    For HH,PF has done completely nothing since 2011.he doesnt even see the marvellous roads,hospitals,schools,new districts done and still been done by PF.

    HH even has guts to compare Zambia to failed states such as Somalia,South Sudan,etc where there is absolutely no rule of law!!his supporters are spoiled too and never wish Zambia anything good.

    Hey we are tired of this arrogant and tribal politician called “Kainde”.but since he threw himself in hot waters in mongu,the law must take…

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  12. Let us WAIT FOR THE DUE PROCESS TO DECLARE HH’s FATE! The idea of us making comments on whether he is guilty or not may not help us. HOWEVER, FROM MY LAYMAN UNDERSTANDING OF LAW there is one part we need to consider as we debate: If one ORDINARY PERSON INSULTS ANOTHER, it is a CIVIL MATTER. It is NOT the same if such a person INSULTS THE HEAD OF STATE, it becomes a CRIMINAL MATTER punishable under the penal code. Refusing to give way to a WEDDING PROCESSION or ANY ESCORTED DELEGATION OF NO URGENCY is a TRAFFIC OFFENCE, REFUSING A PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE PASSAGE, PUTS THE PRESIDENT’s LIFE IN DANGER and IS TANTAMOUNT TO TREASON! FALSELY CLAIMING to be HEADMAN or CHIEF of an area can be a SUCCESSION CONFLICT, CLAIMING THE PRESIDENCY that way is A CRIME! SO WHERE IS HH??

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  13. Reasonable and right thinking human beings know that this whole sorry masquerade of spiteful proportions amounts to primal vengeance. Hence of course, the ‘groping in the dark’ for so-called treason charges. The biggest tragedy, though, is the despicable failure of many Zambians including some on this blog to stand up to reason and challenge what is clearly wrong. Failure to demand justice and condemn atrocities on the back of blind allegiances or sheer unparalleled ignorance has reached shocking proportions. Yet, the same people singing praises unashamedly to this regime’s actions will be the first to gnash their teeth in anguish when the consequences of a failed state finally begin to bite their exposed butts. I shudder at some of the comments on this forum

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  14. @Bwalya Mulenga alas Habwalya Hamulenga:All Zambians currently know that HH is still innocent.he is simply a suspect.thats why we are saying that let the law take its course so that the court can clear or convict him.

    Then never compare 1991 and 2011 political mood in Zambia to the current one.back then majority Zambians wanted change thats why unip(1991) and mmd (2011) lost.today only those in 3.5 provinces want change purely on tribal lines as they want a bantustan HH to be in state house.whether this will develop Zambia,only themselves know it!!

    So give us a break.HH is old enough to know what is wrong and right.his arrogance took him very far in mongu so let him dance to his tune in chimbokaila-period!!

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    • Njimbu you are right. But the problem with he supporters is that they mislead themselves too much.

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  15. The people the are seeing business opportunities in all this are HH’s lawyers.

    Last time they spent all his time on preliminaries and told him that’s how it works. Ati, “just wait you will see the outcome” and HH saw nothing – list on almost all preliminaries.

    Now they have started again with their preliminaries. And they think the plaintiff will object to that idea?

    This case has no timeframe to the defendant lawyers are free to raise as many preliminaries as possible. They can even go to more than five years raising preliminaries, no one will object.

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    • She/he is not worthy commenting on. Leave her_him she represent typical thinking of the people she_he supports.

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  16. We shall greatly miss our comrades (Justice, Truth, common sense and love for our enemies) which would have flourished in a truly Christian nation! I was happy when pain was inflicted on my political enemies, little did I know that my church was next to be threatened with deregistration for saying the truth, and after my church, it is my family and me to fall victim? What I thought to be a joke is becoming a real nightmare! Thank God problems are not forever! It is a terrible Nimbus cloud that will be gone but the question is how soon?

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    • After HH and the church it will be anyone who questions him.

      Then next you will see him calling for prayers and holding a bible…only those who worship him will be left.

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  17. Hate is blind! It can’t see justice! Hell is empty right now because all the Devils have congregated in Zambia to fix Zambians! Better to fall into the hands of God because he is a merciful Judge than to fall into the hands of your enemies who will bend and falsify charges just because of hate! Let love lead! What goes round comes around!

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  18. Zambians and PF must just accept that Lungu cant function in a democracy….he is a coward and a fraud paranoid schizophrenic.

    He can’t do anything with HH around. Just look at his kaponya supporters clapping for HH to be locked up…..lungu can’t function with HH as a free man.

    What kind of a president is this who claims to have won the elections but can’t function when the opposition is free to talk and meet their supporters?????

    Hehehehe. This is very embarrassing for some one who campaigned on the back of spending 10 billion US on development only to find he can not function with a free opposition……hehehe he needs opposition to be in jail for him to work…….heheheh
    You are supporting a failure.

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    • Ndanje

      Lungu can not function in a free democratic soceity.

      He should just declare a one party state. Period.

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    • @24 Ndanje.. I believe that is one of the ways to keep our peace and avoid division BUT IT APPEARS that instead of looking for solutions to resolve the problem, the UPND and supporters for HH are just adding fire by refusing to be reconciliatory. BY INSULTING LUNGU and CLAIMING HH’s INNOCENCE INSTEAD OF CALLING FOR DIALOGUE, Lungu and his entourage feel deemed to a point where they would wish to show that in fact HH has a case! The case he has CAN BE REMOTELY CONNECTED TO THE CHARGES HE IS FACING, hence the need for dialogue since something can stick as a matter of breach of Law! Lungu has said and he is right he has no power to release him BUT we know, behind scenes HE CAN ASK THE DPP TO ENTER a “NOLLE”. ELISHA MATAMBO got one and he HAS BEEN QUIET! But WHO ENTERS A NOLLE PRESSURE…

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  19. Countinued… But WHO ENTERS A NOLLE UNDER PRESSURE OF INSULTS when they are not the ones at the disadvantage?

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    • Don’t forget about giving another “cheek ” .Let the insult as much as possible it won’t take them anywhere. In Masaiti people are fed up with “their party ” Upnd because of its tendency to provoke trouble hence their decision not to vote for Upnd in just ended by election. So just ignore them and most of their supporters (except chief Mukuni) will abandon them. Fighting fire with fire is not a solution.

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  20. Am tired of this HH news. Infact it’s no longer news. Court jail the chap quickly. The country is even quiet without these two (HH & GBM) lightweight politicians

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  21. Sharon,2020vision,advice,bwayaa,njmbu,nubian princess,mushota,independent,observer,laughing matter,jfm,senior citizen,munone,HHoval head, I know you love more President Edgar Lungu than HH. My advice to you is that the Bible says ‘love your enemies and pray for them. Bless them who persecute you or falsely accuse you for my Name’ sake. For the God cause the rain to fall on both the good and bad.
    In the spirit of Jesus, do not call HH as a hungry Hyena,or all sorts of names… Love him not as father or man but as a child of GOD. If you think HH is very wicked and need to be in jail the rest of life or dead, I urge you to consider that Jesus came for the sinners. He died for sinners in order that all may be saved…
    Politics is smaller than the saving Grace of Jesus….
    When you go…

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  22. When you go to church on Sabbath or sunday, ask GOD what He can do to HH as HH is a terrible sinner…. GOD is loving and may decide what is best for HH….
    Kindly do it than vent your emotions on this blog.
    May GOD help us

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  23. God always make a way were there is no way.He has the answer to all the questions.He made Israelite pass between the red sea.God of mercy is an invisible magistrate in this case.

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  24. jfm @ 26 yes it has become boring and even HH is getting used to staying at Chimbokaila.

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  25. Most of you who committed here you are fools,stupid HH is not there to stay he will come out and rule this country,this country is not for lungu but for all of us including HH

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    • Vuyo

      If lungu could function in a free democratic society he would be creating jobs for zambians and no one would listen to the opposition.
      Results would speak for them selves.

      But lungu is clueless and is paranoid, he would rather chase opponents and close free independent media.

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  26. “HH outside court, he calls the Judges Judas Iscariots and he says these are people not worth the gowns and wigs they wear”and today he isexpecting the same judas iscariots to rule in his favour shame ba HH ba sir

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  27. @34, Juba

    Whatever HH or anybody else calls the Judges outside of court should not be cause for biased injustice. Judges are judicial officers who should handle any judicial matter before them expeditiously without wanting to settle scores.

    Kumbali kutukwa imfumu! That’s a Zambian figure of speech.

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