Mutinta Hichilema arriving at the Magistrate Court accompanied by Chiefs Mukuni and Hamusonde
Mutinta Hichilema arriving at the Magistrate Court accompanied by Chiefs Mukuni and Hamusonde

Incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s wife Mutinta has charged that the state wants to weaken the party by eliminating her husband.

And Lusaka Magistrate David Simusamba has adjourned the treason case involving Mr. Hichilema and five others to 4th and 5th May 2017. Mr. Hichilema and five others have been remanded in police custody.

Speaking in a brief interview with Journalists outside the Magistrate Court, Mrs Hichilema said it is now clear that the charges slapped her husband are politically motivated.

“I just want to say that the continued detention of my husband is politically motivated. They want to keep my husband longer in the cells so that they can destroy UPND, they want to buy off some of the members so that they can kill the party and eventually eliminate my husband, everyone is able to see that there is no case here,” Mrs Hichilema said.

And Mr Hichilema and his co-accused have been taken back to Chimbokaila prison after Magistrate Simusamba adjourned the alleged treason case to 4th and 5th May, 2017 for the commencement of preliminary inquiry hearing.

This was after he granted an application by the defence for a preliminary hearing over the treason charge.

The next seating will be for a preliminary inquiry on whether the treason charges are viable and therefore fit to be taken to High Court for trial.

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    • She should be careful with these baseless accusations she is making. Her husband committed a crime. HH should never be treated as if he is in anyway special.

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    • EL very strong on HH and UPND but very weak on the Economy, Most of his followers have no jobs, no money, no drugs in hospitals and live on one meal or no meal per day, But they will sing his praises, I would love to have such an easy Job like EL where i am not answerable to anyone.

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    • And the fact that this Guy EL can go on as business an usual as if there is nothing happening just tells you how evil this guy is. EL will do anything to have a firm grip on power, The guy is evil.

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    • Mutinta, instead of putting fire on your feet, you need to concentrate on getting the Deeds to all the property in your name and eliminating HH. Don’t pretend to be happy in that marriage with a man like that. Take this opportunity and fly!

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    • @Lazi,
      Please enlighten us:- What treasonable offense did her husband commit? If you have any admissible evidence, please please hand it to the State prosecutors who currently have none. The State prosecutors have NO ADMISSIBLE so far, and as a result the next seating will be for a preliminary inquiry on whether the treason charges are viable

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    • But why Zambian courts takes so loooooong? cases keep adjourned.
      What happened to Mwaliteta, the PF Lusaka Province minister?

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    • Kanshi bonse mulimashilu. No one wants to kill your schizophrenic husband. If you didn’t lie to him that Zambia will erupt into a volcano when he got arrested, you would still be making chibwantu for him at home. So far no volcano only GBM’s knees have buckled!

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    • You might find UPND > HH

      HH’s mandATE AS upnd PRESIDENT has expired

      Let GBM take the torch now

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • The closest he got plot One was 2015 January 20th

      Upendi is not hh and hh is not upendi.

      Arresting hh should not weaken upendi

      Is it personal to holder party

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    • Mutinta, be strong.Mukose madam.
      There is treason case. Period. That raid was meant to try to find something they can use as a case.
      If there was a case, we would witness such flip flops. Treason in Mongu, then treason in October 2016, now it’s treason somewhere……kuwayawaya chabe. You can’t call this a treason case.
      But don’t be mistaken, those delays are really meant to weaken the opponent and to save their faces.
      Can you compare this case to Shamwana treason case? Nowhere close.

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    • So UPND is HH is confirmed by Mrs Mutinta H. Sata’s death did not weaken PF. Mwanawasa’s death did not weaken MMD. Mazoka’s death did not weaken UPND. But Mutinta now claims that HH’s death will weaken UPND! No wonder she is not first lady and her husband is not President. These two have an exaggerated sense of their importance in Zambia.

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    • FROM HER STATEMENT … YOU CAN TELL THAT SHE BELIEVES THAT HH IS THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN SUSTAIN UPND.

      THIS IS MORE REASON WHY HE IS TOO ARROGANT NOT TO BE CHALLENGED.

      I TRULY BELIEVE UPND HAS MORE INTELLIGENT PEOPLE WHO CAN TAKE THIS PARTY TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

      WE NEED COUNTABILITY FROM AN OPPOSITION THAT PUTS THE COUNTRY FIRST AND NOT PERSONAL EGOS.
      THE PETITION IS NON STARTER. HH IS ASHAMED TO TELL HIS PARTY THAT HE HAS FAILED THEM 5 TIMES.

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    • They will have to eliminate us all. PF is a party full of weak souls specialized in killing chickens at rallies.

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    • THIS IS NOW A CLEAR CONFIRMATION THAT HH IS UPND AND UPND IS HH AND THAT WITHOUT HH THERE WILL BE NO UPND. THE SENTIMENTS FROM HH’S WIFE ARE UTTERLY STUP1D. IN HER THINKING IT IS OK TO NOT ONLY INSULT ECL BUT THREATEN ECL’s LIFE, TOO. I PERSONALLY HAVE BEEN VERY IMPRESSED WITH ECL’s PATIENCE TOWARDS HH AND HIS PERSONAL UPND.

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  1. Madam shut your beak up. You were quiet when your husband was busy breaking the law. This is what happens when you marry a careless and useless Tonga woman

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    • @Dingiswayo Chi NIO:
      You are just a big heap of Mat.uvi born of an extra wide smelly unwashed pu.sey! Ar.sewhore!!

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    • @Dingiswayo! What crime did HH commit and what law did he break! enlighten us you gullible directionless id1ot just like your boss Lungu. Your prosecutors cant find a charge on him and you are there yapping rubbish, noko akanyo iwee!

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  2. I like madam Mutinta’s composure, i think she fits to be a first lady if HH is not the husband.
    HH has brough un necessary anguish on such a beautiful soul like Mutinta.
    Be strong mama, your man needs to be straightened up abit, it may take a while.

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    • @Munone,
      LOL- Please enlighten us:- What treasonable offense did her husband commit? The state Prosecutors have none. Do you have any admissible evidence?

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    • Good point BRABUS id!ots like munone are die hard sycophants who will feed on a dead carcass think! This government won’t last and learn to criticise when things go wrong these are the people who drunk urine with lenshina.

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    • @ Brabus , then tell us what he is doing in prison because all these other times he has been bailed out – what is so serious this time if its not treason?
      Madam Mutinta need him very much, i guess you know what i mean, but she has to wait alittle longer.

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    • @ Kuboko, you seem to be descibing yourself as evidenced by you choice of words and tone. Cool down, there are many people behind bars, he has to be strong but above all things must learn to respect his President and himself, maybe just maybe, i don’t promise anything here, he maybe pardoned and thats after he serves a few decades behind bars. At least we are on the same page regarding death sentence, we are a christian nation.

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    • @4.4. Mumone,
      Unfortunately, my friend, you are mixing prison with detention. Beyond that, nothing worthwhile, you may have the physical exterior of a man, but the boy in you has not left yet. Bye.

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  3. Plz Zambia is for all tribes why insulting good tribe .
    Any one mentioning against of another tribe is satan .
    We are all one and Zambia belongs to all 5 world races.

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  4. HH IS NOT THREAT TO ANY BODY IN POLITICAL CIRCLES.HE HAS LOST FIVE TIMES AND THE SIXTH LOSS IS WAITING FOR HIM,COME 2012.
    HE IS ONLY A THREAT TO POLITICAL STABILITY OF OUR NATION ZAMBIA AND THEREFORE IT IS GOOD FOR HIM TO PASS THROUGH THIS SO THAT HE CAN BE TRANSFORMED IN TO A GOOD CITIZEN.ONLY A MAD PERSON AND WHO DON’T LIKE ZAMBIA CAN SUPPORT YOUR HUSBAND’S BEHAVIOUR.
    THE SAME RESPECT HE WOULD HAVE LOVED TO BE ACCORDED AS THE HEAD OF STATE IS THE SAME THAT HE SHOULD SHOW TO ECL.
    PEOPLE HAVE SAID TIME AND AGAIN THAT WHAT THEY DON’T LIKE ABOUT UPND IS THE LEADERSHIP OF YOUR HUSBAND AND THE EARLIER THE BETTER YOU CAN ADVISE HIMTO QUITE POLITICS.A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE UPND AND THAT IS THE FACT BUT YOUR HUBBY IS THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE TO GO TO STATE HOUSE.
    TAKE IT FROM YOU PF CAN NOT…

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    • Idi0te, what a careless talking, HH is just a thorn in your fresh, the reason why u want him deleted in political circles. we are praying day in day out and one day, just one day, the cells will loosen and HH will walk triumphantly. Every Zambian in his or her right frame of mind knows that this is beyond justice but politically motivated so that HH stays in jail for long.

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    • Why talk about him if he is not a threat? you are a kind that divorce a wife but go for the throat of her new lover.

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    • IF HH IS NOT A THREAT CAN YOU PLEASE ENLIGHTEN US AS TO WHY HE IS LOCKED UP ON CHARGES THAT ARE TRUMPED UP AND SO OBVIOUSLY STAGED AND BADLY TOO THAT THE COURT CANNOT MAKE SENSE OF THE CHARGE?

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  5. Useless woman. Can’t advise husband to behave… U cried for rains,,,walk in the mud… He’s in coolers for long…b strong go fucc.k gbm..

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  6. HH is a qualified auditor who rose to become a partner at Coopers & Lybrand Auditing Firm.

    He can trace every single ngwee/cent/yuan/pence stolen by lungu & PF00ls. That’s the real reason they fear letting HH into State House. They would rather lose to GBM or anyone else.

    ZCCM-IH, a very profitable company has been sold to Jews for a ridiculously low price.

    Opposition & civic leaders need to investigate whether there were kickbacks or it’s actually Lungu who has bought it for himself but using Jews as a front. I smell a rat. Israel has no mines.

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    • @9 Maloza, ON ZCCM-IH WE ARE TOGETHER, this way managing national affairs is despicable! SOME ONE MUST ANSWER ON THIS AT SOME STAGE!!

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    • Namukwata point but insele shafula spoiling the readers interest. No character assassination. Treat others with the same respect you are looking for.

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  7. When power gets into your head, you think you are a small god. lungu is drunk with power but hates that half of the country don’t recognise his fake election victory.

    The people who hero-worship lungu make him think he can do no wrong, even arrest on fake charges, torture, kill HH

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  8. When a leaders become so evil such as Edgar the God who cares for his people will himself deal with him. Lungu’s days are numbered and he will be eaten by worms like King Harold and it will be be God doing it.

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  9. Hatred,vengence,unforgiveness,mayhem,selfishness,insults and insolence have engulfed the nation.Gibberish talks and unnecessary innuendos is the order of the day.The pillars of the national love and tolerance are slowly crumbling down.A nation built on bitterness will never achieve its core values on which it was built.Rage is piling up in the youths that are being raised up.If it is not controlled,it will cause catastrophic results which will be difficult to abate.A nation built on love,is able to achieve the best results.There is nothing that surpasses real love.Love,in most cases,covers a multitude of sins.Without the fruits of love,we are doomed as a nation.

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  10. Sorry madame, in the world of politics everything is politically motivated including obstruction of presidential motorcade. Any my sympathy goes to you and your beautiful children.

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  11. You people need to have a heart for Mrs.Hichilema.Her hubby is being tortured and the least you could do is sympathize with her. Encourage her, tell her to be strong. Put yourselves in her shoes: Your partner being tortured in that way whether guilty or not, how would you feel?

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  12. Yeeeeeeeeeeees let justice take it’s place but meantime you can remain ku chimbwakaila Kikikikikikikikiki yaba

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  13. Bamutinta just go back a little bit and check if Mazoka was ever arrested by any one. Immediately Sejani announced to the world that only A TONGA WOULD BE ALLOWED TO TAKE OVER FROM MAZOKA, every thing in upnd started going wrong. All the credible people ( Patrick Chisanga, Sakwiba Sikota and Bob Sichinga) just to mention but a few that Mazoka used to work with resigned from upnd and left to the TONGAS.

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  14. UPND has never been strong, and will never be. It has just been regional. The strength of a party is judged by its popularity in highly cosmopolitan areas, such as the Copperbelt Province and parts of Lusaka Province. So Madam HH, your party has not passed the test yet, sorry! As for your assertions that the state wants to eliminate your husband, you are just blowing hot air, and you know it. This country still needs your husband to point at, for the destruction of industries through wanton privatization which he and his fellow criminals championed and executed. For now, let the legal minds argue this matter in the courts of law. By the way, it is ironical that your husband is seeking justice from the same people he labelled crooks, thugs, Judas Escariots and what not. He who comes to…

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    • @ Fuehrer,
      You find it hard and inconvenient to stick to the topic at hand, which is ‘Detention on Treason grounds’.
      What treasonable offense did her husband commit? The state Prosecutors have none. Do you have any admissible evidence?

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  15. Madam UPND ceased being strong when Mazoka died and when your ka husband brought in the ‘illegal driller’ GBM to its midsts !

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  16. UPND has never been strong in Zambia.its still a regional party.in Zambia,a popular party wins Copperbelt and Lusaka provinces.upnd hasnt passed this test since 2001.if upnd comes out number 1 in Lusaka and CB in 2021,thats when this regional party will become strong.as for HH risking his life,this is possible because he has been fighting Govnt day in,day out,making him a danger to national security.HH know all these,so he could have been avoiding breaking laws.as things are now HH is at the mercy of Govnt and all is possible!!CERTAIN PROBLEMS CAN BE AVOIDED IN LIFE!!!HH HAS TO START DOING DECENT POLITICS FOR HIM TO ENJOY PEACE!!OR ELSE HE WILL ROT IN JAIL!!

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    • @Njimbu,

      What treasonable offense did her husband commit? The state Prosecutors have none. Do you have any admissible evidence?

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  17. @ Brabus – what makes you think that they don’t have any evidence? who ever wants to know the crime should go to court each time HH is there to listen what kind of crime he has committed. why are you asking your fellow bloggers to tell you the crime when the courts are there for you and it is free no charges just go there and listen.

    As for Mrs. Hakainde, silence is golden. do not be fooled by the eyes of those who surround you, you don’t know their motives for them to be there.

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  18. Zambia must not be called Christian Nation. The happenings in our Country does not reflect a Christian nation. There is so much hatred and Jealousy. Those who are mocking God will be punished. No one stays in Power forever. How many ex Presidents have come and gone? Ba Lungu do not be excited you got that position on silver plate never worked for it like others.

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  19. IF YOU WANT PEACE, WORK FOR JUSTICE
    “Let Justice flow, … down like a river that never dries …”
    (Amos 5:24)
    – Catholic Bishops.

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    • @BRABUS
      Today you the Satanists want to turn to God simply because your Lucifer is in hell,……hahahaha.

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    • @Mampolio,
      Thanks for you comment. On matters of our Almighty God, I always let Him defend me, and not the other way round. So, may he deal with your uncalled for hurtful comment according to His will in his on time, Amen.

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  20. Ba Mutinta, you are also just as dull as your incarcerated husband hey? Please be reminded that Zambians respected your late dad, Mr. Mazoka because he was a law abiding citizen and NOT that he was a republican president. Children whose late parents served in that highest office are obedient and no one bothers them, so what makes you thinks your criminal husband is special? Reflect and come to senses old lady. The fact that Mazoka almost came close to winning one election does not put you and your husband above the law, Mazoka was never a president just like many that have attempted and failed.
    He dared the law and you thought you were special, now learn something whilst you can. UPND has never been a factor in Zambia’s political sphere and it will never be for obvious reasons.

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  21. @ Brabus, under the headline, Madam HH has also spoken about the PF wanting to weaken the UPND. So, I am within the confines of the topic, I have not strayed from it, not at all! Moreover, I have indicated that let the legal minds argue the treason case, owing to the fact you and I may not be privy to the evidence that the state intends to present.

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  22. I’m appalled by the ignorance of some of you . First of all you insult a woman that’s standing by her husband. Not only is this the right thing to do, but also the fact that HH is innocent.
    I need you guys here to screen shot this … Lungu is a dictator and he will not last. In a year we will not be talking about this ..please screen shot this as reference
    Dear Madam Mutinta, we stand with you and UPND as a whole. Our future is in Gods hands .
    Zambians need to learn the importance of having opposition . Don’t allow lungu to destroy our Mother Land

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    • Elias Chipimo is credible opposition. hh is law breaking opposition. Daily Nation is independent media. Post is law breaking biased media. President Lungu did not grab power through a coup or something like that, HE WAS ELECTED TWICE BY MAJORITY ZAMBIANS. hh has been REJECTED a record five times!!! Even against a virtual unknown called Edgar Lungu in 2015 who had less than 5 weeks to campaign, ZAMBIANS STILL REJECTED hh!!! See the difference?????????

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  23. This woman must shut up, she has failed to advise her childish and wicked Husband. Wickedness is seen all over his face. Also comment on the fires ,the destruction your husband has caused. As a tax payer I will not rest. Shut up.

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  24. I get so surprised at how people can think that the state wants to eliminate HH. First and foremost, who is HH to the state? He is a very small animal that could have been dealt with even without being put in custody, there should be no sacrificial Lamb. Why should HH be a special case? He fumbled it up and let him face the law just like anybody else could.
    Does it mean that UPND is HH and HH is UPND? If it was any other person who was arrested every one could have been quite, but because its one with money then the state is up to something? Ladies and gentlemen lets face facts, these guys messed up them selves and let the law do what it is there for PERIOD! HH lost the election clean in a very clean game and he should wait just wait for his time if it it will come KWAMANA!
    Anyway,…

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  25. Zambia is a christian national, let us all pray for the evil doers to be caught. No wrong doer will be spared. You will see ECL is a God fearing man. I am warning you all you wrong doers if Lungu asks his God to deal wiith you you won’t spared.

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  26. UPND Surely, You have decided not to recognise the president, we cannot force you but do you surely have to provoke him? Don’t you think your wicked President Provoked the President? Don’t recognise him if you want but don’t provoke him. As a result of this, your power hungry president has disturbed the peace, property has been destroyed. None of you is condemning that. Surely did EL Start this or was it your president? Sometimes you must think straight . We are sick and tired of you. As if that was not enough this woman puts the blame on the Government. The Petition fails because of incompetent Lawyers, the blame goes to EL. What is wrong with you?

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  27. The new entrant @munone is commenting so maturely. No insults no derogatory remarks. I think most pro Pf bloggers are cool.
    Mutinta can you please play a womanly role. Use your bottom power to get your under5 back. Ukupwalala. Mutinta mmembe is clever she played it smart and Fred is back without any arrests made.

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  28. Every wise woman corrects the husband when he has done wrong but not Mutinta. You see your husband blocking the presidential motorcade and you encourage him? Would your husband tolerate that if he was the president? Iwe Mutinta, you even call our President a dictator who must not be trusted. Who is a true dictator iwe Mutinta?. Your husband has never allowed UPND to hold a convention. Your husband rose to UPND President only because your UPND said only a Tonga should replace Mazoka. Iwe Mutinta, finshi utinta kanshi?

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  29. Mutinta remain prayerful by the time May comes both you and you husband will have had enough time to reflect on whether being in the opposition means boycotting state events, calling a sitting head of state illegal and a hyena, whether refusing to give way to the presidential motorcade is resonable. On the charges i didnt know you read law

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  30. UPND cadres are asking a questional question “what treason offence did HH commites?” He is accused of treason among others. This is why he is in detention. Those accusing him will need to prove beyond reasonable doubt.this is why he i’s appearing in court. Hope this helps.

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  31. 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 that GBM,…

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  32. Lastly I appeal to Edgar to “interfere ” with the courts to allow HH go back to his family. I know he’ll not show gratitude, but that’s to be expected in us humans.

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  33. Mutinta Hichilema,today British High commissioner has joined many Zambians in blaming HH’s behaviour in Mongu.he clearly stated that HH’s behaviour in mongu was bad and very provocative.he also urged all Zambians to respect the office of the president and ECL.he stated that Zambia has a president until 2021.Dr Guy Scott was in attendance at this meeting.SO WHAT CAN UPND’S BLIND FOLLOWERS SAY NOW?forget about that short US Ambassador who supported HH even before 11/08/2016.if Shutz was Zambian,he was going to be a upnd cadre.ANY HONEST PERSON WHO HAS WATCHED HOW HH BLOCKED THE PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE IN MONGU CANT SUPPORT HIM.thats why we all just want the law to take its course.

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  34. He likes being ‘heard’. He is now being heard by a magistrate, next night local court. Kupusa ba hh kwachilamo…..please great mwaliteta your fellow mbava…

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  35. Nkashi yandi Mutinta, you dont know what crimes hh could have committed because obviously he is not likely to have shared that with you. I am sure you are grown up to know that men including hh will not share their extra marital affairs with the wife unless they dont respect her. Same as the treason, you have only seen what everybody else has seen.
    As for UPND it does not need any help to die, its already a dead party, your husband has made sure of that.
    What you should be doing now as a good wife is prepare to seek leniency from the people that you are insulting.

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  36. You can see for now that hh is already feeling the friendluness of prison life. That is why he is constantly in the news crying for a doctor to see him at lusaka hospital, just to give himself a breath of fresh air. And maybe attract some sympathy. He is certainly not sick as you can see when he appears in court.

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  37. @30 James Badoo, badaala, uniquely for Mutinta the darkness will last for very very long if she does not grow up.
    Is she campaigning to take over UPND? I hear GBM has gone to India? Are you sure he is not hiding somewhere in Zambia or Sadc?

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  38. Mama mutinta you are the only one we know and respect,true mama they want to do that to our boss HH,but it won’t happen God is there,and this so called hable man will see just wait

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  39. The wrath of of is upon all those tormenting their fellow human beings.Busy judging and punishing.Mama Mutinta we are crying with you,fasting wit u whatever pain and torture u are subjected to,we are 2gether and the true God who sees us from above is seeing us and waiting for the right time for us to rejoice.

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  40. “The State wants to protect the peace of this country and remove anarchy from illogical and illiterate opposition leaders,” – Sharon.

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  41. Do unto others what you expect them to do
    unto you, nice debate but please it’s one Zambia one Nation…….. nomatter the trouble we might be facing as a National…….i believe that we can conquer it all…. our God never slambbers. Peace to all

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