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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

HH treason charge adjourned to Thursday next week

Headlines HH treason charge adjourned to Thursday next week

HH in court today talking to his wife
HH in court today talking to his wife

Lusaka magistrate David Simusamba has adjourned the treason matter involving United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema ( HH), to Thursday next week when he will rule on whether or not to refer the opposition leader’s case to the High Court for constitutional determination.

Meanwhile, after the matter was adjourned, police officers moved HH into one of the vans to take him back into detention at Central Prison, but the opposition leader refused to sit, saying the van was filled with dog faeces.

One police officer then brought a bucket of water to clean the filth, but this only made the car dirtier, as it was now drenched in filth.

HH complained that he would not sit in a pool of filth water, forcing the police to take him back in the holding cell.

This caused drama outside the magistrate’s court as UPND cadres cheered for their leader while mocking police.

The officers quickly used their police dogs to scare away the UPND supporters.

However, the state today failed to explain why Hichilema’s co-accused in the treason case is different from the one named in the Certificate of Committal for trial in the High Court.

This gave an edge to the defence team who insisted that the matter be referred to the High Court for constitutional consideration, arguing that the defects in the certificate were making in difficult for HH to understand whom he may have conspired with to overthrow the Zambian government.

Yesterday, the defense punched holes into the Certificate of Committal, saying it should have been signed by the DPP herself and noted that there were errors in the charges on the indictment.

But when the matter came up today, State prosecutor Bob Mwewa submitted that the DPP had powers to delegate her roles and it was not necessary to produce a written submission of such instruction.

“In our response, we state that the office of the DPP is established by article 8 of he constitution of the republic of Zambia as amended. Article 180 sub artilce 8 of the constitution provides that the functions of the DPP may be exercised by any other person authorized by the DPP under general specific instructions… It allows the DPP to delegate her powers to deputy chief state advocates, principal state advocates, senior state advocates, state advocates, prosecutors and other persons appointed by the national prosecutions authority,” he said.

“The Certificate of Committal before this honorable court is valid because the power used to sign that document was delegated. The DPP is committing through the deputy chief state advocate and not the deputy chief state advocate herself. That is the position.”

Mwewa submitted that magistrate  Simusamba had no authority to hear any matters concerning the treason case because it was no longer before him.

“The court is mandated by law to commit the accused person and transmit the record forthwith without delay. It is our humble submission that the court cannot determine any other matters before it because the matter is no longer before it. Therefore with respect to the very important constitutional issues raised it is our view and our submission that this honorable court cannot hear and determine those issues because this matter is no longer before it,” Mwewa said.

He said the State was committed to expediting the case.

“These issues are not vexatious… the state has produced a certificate in less than a month of the accused appearing in this court. In less than a month, the matter is being committed to the High Court for trial. And this is being done to observe the rights of the accused persons as per article 13,” said Mwewa.

Defence lawyer Keith Mweemba responded: “The starting point that I want to bring to the attention of the court is to quote verbatim the response from the state; ‘These constitutional issues as raised by the defense are not vexatious’ It simply means one thing that state has magnanimously conceded and we thank them for that. They have conceded to the application for constitutional review”

At this point, Mwewa interjected saying he did not concede, but magistrate Simusamba reminded him that indeed he said as Mweemba quoted him and therefore, Mweemba was going with the meaning of that submission.

Mweemba then went further to outplay the State’s argument, wondering why the prosecution team did not explain the swapping of names in the treason indictment and in the Certificate of Committal.

“The state, on the issue of the committal have not sufficiently addressed the issue of the badness or defectiveness of the certificate of committal. What makes it valid when it talks about an accused person in the first Overt Act who is not mentioned in the indictment? And the court did not mention the charge to that person? I expected my colleagues to do better,” said the Mweemba causing some giggling on the prosecution team.

“That certificate is at variance to the indictment and they have not disputed that. It is a fact. Further, even A1, HH does not know to this day, who he may have conspired with because the indictment and committal are not the same.

These laws are archaic! Treason, do we need this law in a liberal democracy? That’s why we want to refer this matter to the High Court because we want to show that this law is unconstitutional.

“And we have reserved our arguments for the High Court. The state has lamentably failed this morning to address the court on that committal. Is that a general direction by the DPP or is that a special direction? The court will never know,” Mweemba said

HH speaks to Mike Mulongoti in court today
HH speaks to Mike Mulongoti in court today

HH in court today
HH in court today

 

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118 COMMENTS

  1. This is a circus to say the most. what’s with all the drama? I am speechless. this article awe mwe.

    • AND SO THE SONG PLAYS! ADJOURNMENT AFTER ADJOURNMENT
      =========================
      There you have it, the due process of the law at its best- as the accused make rounds back and forth Jail and Court.
      ~Chorus~
      Make rounds back and forth Jail and Court.
      Ain’t nothing wrong with that. Its the might due process of the law. Ulimbe!

    • I think UPND lawyers are too humble. Next Thursday is too far in this boring period.

    • @Dundumwezi solwe solwe, you are just dumb and clueless about the nature of the court/jail rounds. This case can really drag ’till your asz dries up. Just STFU and watch the law roll!

    • Uncircumcised phillistine sons and daughters of REV sumaili, BISHOP Joshua banda, rev pukuta mwanza and bigoca ndlovu are so jubilant, it took one stone from David’s sling for them to scamper in all directions.

    • lungu brought this case on HH so he could divert attention of sleepy Zambians as he steals ZCCM-IH through an Israeli Shelf Company called Israeli front called SAPIR CAPITAL

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    • Chief reverse Pf. They cannot even remember names, transposition errors of a first grader

    • @ 1 Dundumwezi solwe solwe,

      You say this is circus?

      I think there was more circus when HH blocked the president motorcade and instructed his supporters, the UPND cadres to film the circus and send videos on to the internet.

      Now that same videos provided evidence of his conduct.

      Funy indeed, when you analyse those videos it is not possible that they were taken by the presidential motorcade members but it was a well prepared even for the UPND who started filming as the presidential was far approaching.

      Then they go ahead and send the videis on to the internet, providing evidence to the state prosecution team and clear reporting if their own actions to the international community.

      Is there ever bigger circus that that one? Everything UPND does backfires. They play delay…

    • Is there ever bigger circus that that one? Everything UPND does backfires. They play delay tactic, the petition expired; now this!

    • Guys don’t sleep while you are being robbed. Last year, ZCCM-IH got $200million & $103million payments from lawsuits from Kansanshi & KCM respectively. Today Govt is selling its 17% stake for a mere joke of $100 million to a shelf company similar to a Caymans Shelf company.

      ZCCM-IH has shares in 20% in kansanshi Copper & gold mine, 10% in Mopani, 20% in CEC (Copperbelt Energy Corporation), 20% in Lubambe Copper Mines, 35% in Maamba Coal mine & Thermal plant, NFC luanshya Copper Mine, Chibuluma Copper Mine, 20% in luanshya copper mines, Ndola Lime, 100% in Kariba Minerals Limited 15% in NFC luanshya, 10% in Chambeshi metals, 10% in Nkana Alloy Smelting Co Ltd & 10% in Investrust Bank Plc. Total worth of these companies is these shares is in USD $Billions!!!!!!!.

      Wake up guys, we…

    • CONT’D

      Wake up guys, we are being robbed whilst we fight each other under the guise of tribalism & party differences.

      Technically speaking, lungu is richer than Dangote or motsepe or Katumbi.

    • I am an ex colleague of His Excellency. I humbly request him to release HH. His case can continue and decided by courts in due course. He is not a threat to run away. HH has more at stake in Zambia than anywhere else.

      If need be put him under house arrest as was done for KK by late Chiluba.

      In my honest opinion, HH is a bit bitter but is not of the type to hatch a treason

    • The consequences of tyrannical rule are well documented. Ask the likes of Bokasa, Siad Barre, Amin, Mobutu, Kamuzu, Nicolae Ceau?escu, Gaddafi, Hitler, Mussolini and even Saddam….. if you can find them? The only problem is the mess they leave behind. The History about them is never interesting.

    • Maloza,

      Quote: “lungu brought this case on HH so he could divert attention of sleepy Zambians as he steals ZCCM-IH through an Israeli Shelf Company called Israeli front called SAPIR CAPITAL.”

      How did Lungu bring this case to HH? Is it Lungu who told HH to block the presidential motorcade?

  2. About five decates ago, my late father taught me something I will always and always, always remember. He told me that if you are found walking with a woman whose husband has always suspected you of having a love affair with her, it does not matter where he finds you. He further told me that asking him questions such as : whats wrong with me walking on this road? do I appear like some1 that can go for any woman? Did you announce that your wife should never be greeted? What exibit do you have that something is about to happen etc; he said that is looking for trouble because he could axe you before your case is heard. Since then, I have learnt to resolve issues by apologizing, asking how the offended can help me, promising to do better even when I could be right. Peace is never about…

  3. Keith Mweemba(Bebeto) can have a field day in that lower court while dealing with those junior state advocates.but once the A team(Prof.Patrick Mvunga,Sakwiba Sikota,Eric Silwamba,Bonaventure Mutale,Jerasi) moves in as state lawyers,HH’s legal team led by Marthar Mushipe will dance “pelete” in High Court.drama hasnt started yet.

    Besides,its like the police are failing to handle HH.how can he refuse to sit in the van?ZP must know that they are dealing with a very arrogant man in HH especially when he sees the presence of his tonga cadres.so ZP should not treat HH with kid gloves.

    ANYWAY,ITS ANOTHER WEEK FOR HIM IN CHIMBOKAILA AS ZAMBIA WITHOUT HH CONTINUES ENJOYING PEACE!!!

    • Why bringing in the issue of tribe in this case, Zambians should be very careful with people who are hiding in trible sentiments.

    • @Njimbu: There is no profit in hating Tonga people. Unless proven guilty, HH and his co-accused are innocent and deserves to be treated like any other human being. Lets remember that in all these inflammatory comments we are making, there are those who support UPND who are getting emotionally hurt, hence deepening the anger and tension in the Country. What peace is Zambia enjoying now that HH is in detention, which was not there before?

    • @njimbu is a pathetic acehole loser who takes pride in seeing successful people suffer. theirs nothing worth celebrating in this stupid treason case, get a life.

  4. It is common knowledge that Lungu is a dull lawyer. Then he goes & appoints dull lawyers to prosecute HH. Comedy of Errors.

    How do you charge a COOKIE, a GARDEN-BOY for trying to overthrow “Govt of the republic of lungu”.

  5. You PF you can slay the messenger, HH but you will not qwench our rights to full democratic freedom.

    You can break HH or UPND but this is about the rule of law and full democratic rights including the right to assemble and the right to address members if you are in opposition.

    • Don’t be naive, no one is breaking any one here. The accused erred and he is just facing it like a man. In America, a woman’s giggle at Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing landed her a conviction charged with unlawful conduct.
      Don’t be lawless young man now, will you? Be a good citizen who realizes that there is definitely time for everything. Get a life and live it fully.
      THE MIGHT HAND OF THE LAW IS NO SHORT, IT WILL REACH YOU IF YOU MESS UP.

    • This is a trumped up charge iwe, where can you get treason for driving on the same road as lungu ???

      It is all to break HH and destroy UPND politically.
      there is nothing more to it. Lungus justice is justice of the vengfull. Look at fred membe , we were told he was criminal numero uno for hiding post assets and an arrest warrant issued then when diplomats say they meet membe lungu drops his arrest warrant…

    • @6.1 You LIAR! the woman in question laughed loudly at a senator. Get your facts right.

    • @6.3
      I just quoted the line, if you’re speaking from without just STFU! Dull!

    • @6.3
      I just quoted the line from main stream media – CNN, if you’re speaking from without just STFU! Dull!

    • One thing should remain very clear here and no one is able to change the fact that, the God who created Tonges is the same God that created Bembes and Nyanjes. So those that hate Tongas and they that hate Bembes do so by the spirit of lucifer, Satan called the devil. So, it is not a crime to vote for UPND neither is it a crime to support PF.

      But when you choose who to support try to check for the substance contained in the warrior you support. Check whether your warrior is got a vision , sense of justice, ability to contain pressure; does yo guy fear God and above all is there anything to admire or values to emulate worthy enough to positively impact your life?

      In my opinion thats the stuff to look for . Otherwise God in his wisdom created some Bembe guys to be Good,…

  6. Honestly at first I thought this issue would only last a week at max. It’s now become boring and only showing the “state” how failed it is. Let the man go already even my 3 year old son hates you guys now (the chap is pro PF but has since lost grip)! What’s worse the “state” does not want to legalize cannabis, come on why??

  7. Now you CAN UNDERSTAND WHY BA MIYANDA DOES NOT USE “LAWYERS” and why HH LOST THE PETITION and MAY LOSE THIS CASE TOO! A Lawyer representing a Treason Accused NEVER BOTHERED TO READ what the Constitution says on the DPP to DELEGATE AUTHORITY but WENT TO CHALLENGE the validity of Certificate of Commital and then cry that the case is being delayed without observing the speedy nature it is being dealt with till the prosecution explained! And then, the PROSECUTION ALSO MAKES CONTRADICTORY submissions on names- DELIBERATE or INCOMPETENCE? And then,HOW or WHY should someone say LAW AGAINST TREASON SHOULD NOT EXIST IN A DEMOCRACY when he knows that LAW AGAINST TREASON ACTUALLY PROTECTS DEMOCRACY!! TREASON is in the LAW,COURT IS NO PLACE TO CHANGE LAWS BUT TO SEE IF SOMEONE BROKE IT!! This MAY…

  8. GBM has really screwed this guy, HH used to be a smart guy with two sober vice presidents in Canicius and Kapita. Then came kapompa saladi, HH became a kaponya with daily insults with never ending press conferences. SAD

    • He was too dull to see that that fat sack was just destroying him! Wouldn’t one now believe that the fat sack was just planted their to destabilize this tribal grouping? Dullness is costly kansi! Uyo awola eka mu jele malabishi!

    • When we were growing up in the 70s our parents would advise which children (from which family) we should associate with! GBM has indeed scr*wed this guy up! He has been taught how to use kaponya language, insults and all sorts of profanity! Am sure even HH’s wife must be surprised with how much her husband has changed!

  9. The DPP must takeover the case… Adjournment are part of the court process. No fuss about it.
    Mwewa interjected saying he did not concede, but magistrate Simusamba reminded him that indeed he said as Mweemba quoted him and therefore, Mweemba was going with the meaning of that submission.
    This is another disorganization from the DPP team….
    John Sangwa could have said the state is very elementary in its evidence. This is a criminal matter, the state advocate should address the defectiveness of the certificate of committal and the charge to warrant the HIGH COURT ‘s jurisdiction…
    In law the charge of murder and the certificate of committal must specify the person(s) murdered. This is not a fishing expedition. the state want someone death of treason and their inadequacy in evidence…

  10. Let them adjorn to 31 st December 2022 so that akasange ama elections yalipwa akale. The chap is a danger to the nation. Please let them adjorn to 2094

  11. not have favour from the court. Real criminals must be sentenced to death with evidence proved beyond reasonable doubt. The evidence and the procedure should not presumed or probably judged.
    If the detention oh HH is simple to teach him a lesson as a way of respecting the President or peace in Zambia. Then it is bad in law.Law must be obey by both the governor and governed.

  12. No treason in a liberal democracy? What, the soldiers can overgrow government? HH can conspire to kill the president? What tombwe did this lawyer smoke today? Freshly delivered from dundu?
    Does the state counsel agree?

    Anyway its all comedy as we continue to have 7 days adjournments, before we know it there will be 52 of them before the treason starts, i.e. one year ka?

    • @Terrible
      ati this is the due process of the LAW. Don’t worry your pretty head my dear. Meanwhile seated on a high stool with a coffee mug pa corner weather-invited pa LSK. Pop Corns please. Nika snack chabe!

  13. Njimbu says Prof.Patrick Mvunga,Sakwiba Sikota,Eric Silwamba,Bonaventure Mutale,Jerasi) moves in as state lawyers. That is failure by the state and what capacity… Ba njimbu mwata, I know you are anxious to see HH convicted but the law must do it normal process… Assembly a group of lawyers can never win a conviction if the case has no merit at law. Mutembo had cases with Stelle Chibamba, Proffessor Mweene and others with a bunch of state counsels but he (Mutembo) won the case. The President was one of lawyers for the defence.
    One lawyer is a tough gem and marshal his grounds very well. He is on the defence.
    Remember Levy ……

  14. Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized Society (Cezar Chavez)! Uncivilized Societies treat their own in the most inhuman manner regardless what wrong they are perceived to have done. Such is our current society!

  15. This report has not been objectively written but subjectively written to console those supporting the defence team however,they should never ever underestimate the prosecution team by being big headed that they are more knowledgeable than them…

  16. The suspects should be treated with respect as they are considered innocent before proven otherwise. The issue of attempting to make someone sit on dog feacal matter is saddening. We can do better than this

  17. Naikaba wish hh well as he continues appearing in that court. I hope and trust he has learnt something out of this situation. He was promised that ” AKAMONA IFYO NKAMUCHITA NGA AKANA UKUSUMINA AMA RESULTS”.

  18. MUSHOTA IS MAD!!!!!
    DONT BE SUPRISED BY HER BEMBA COMMENTS WE KNOW THEM KIKIKIKIKI THE MONKEY GENES AT PLAY

    • Nika chinyofye working as a maid….. she was born from the anus now wonder she not normal never mind the dogs like her

  19. We are closely watching Gbm. Don’t think a simple knee injury can take forever to heel. Gbm thinks he can use under methods to retariate but he is under sate lite now.

  20. @6 Spaka, so its okay for you guys to sacrifice HH’s life? So then it must be ok for the state to lock him up, otherwise how else can you sacrifice him?
    Talking about sacrifice, have you cobsukted Mutinta and the children? She complained bitterly when she accused “them” of trying to kill her husband. Now that does not sound like a wife who wants her husband dead, not least dying for low level donkeys like Spaka, …..or NEZ kikikikiki.
    You donkeys, surprisingly you do not know what you want. Today release HH, very next minute he should rot in jail as a sacrifice for you.

    • No bally …..if HH has to sacrifice his freedom for zambias democracy so be it….he was well aware of the risks of standing up to a corrupt dictator and fighting for zambias democratic freedoms….and so were his family.

  21. 1.6 Thorn in the flesh. you are a very ill mannered person. you don’t have to be seen to behave decent. even when you are not known you should always behave decent.

    as for being clueless to the contrary. You are a fired up illiterate who chooses to use insults instead of valid and convincing facts. I don’t blame cowards like you. you don’t know any better. I don’t have to insult you to deconstruct your lice filled head. keep your nonsensical comments to yourself.

    I always appreciate a person who makes educated comments not this irrelevant stuff you post. get a life and grow up. I bet you are some old man who uses social media to bring out the jackal from your hyde. You are nothing but a pervert.

  22. These are the same lawyers who kept on adjourning the petition until time lapsed. I can see them adjourning until next year. This will teach HH a lesson to respect state insitutions.

    • @Mamba: Better understand how the Judiciary in Zambia operate than misleading innocent souls. In Zambia the JUDGE determines the PROCEEDINGS in court. The Concourt JUDGES were supposed to lead the proceedings during the Presidential petition, bearing in mind that the case was to be heard and determined within 14 days. This was NOT the responsibility of the Plaintiff (Complainant) or the Defendant. The PLAINTIFF has no authority to adjourn a case.
      Magistrate Simusamba, within the authority vested in him, has adjourned the case to 11th May 2017, did the Lawyers representing HH have authority to force the case to be heard on Monday 8th May, 2017 or any other date? The answer is NO.

  23. These are the same lawyers who kept on adjourning the petition until time lapsed. I can see them adjourning until next year. This will teach HH a lesson to respect state insitutions.

  24. Trump Told Africa ‘I’m Not Your Uncle’

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has praised the U.S. President Donald Trump’s America First policies that “will awaken Africans into the reality of their situation and stop the dependency syndrome”.

    • seriously? did trump really say that? that man has spank! I love it. so so funny!

    • #30, Clearly a misrepresentation; Mukelabai not Mukelebayi. Needn’t pose as a Murotse when not. Just say it in your own mask, it will still be readable. Everyone has one: an opinion.

  25. General Christon Tembo slapped an army officer who harassed him during his Treason case… I was there and He said ‘I am your General’. The rights of suspect does not extinguish when he is on trial. Above treat the suspect so well that the suspect has no excuse that his rights are infringed.
    Even if someone is accused of r.a.p.ing your wife, you need not to kill him before he is tried….In the event , your wife testifies that she consented and was in the process of divorcing you….. tough call as you may kill the suspect. who will have to face murder….

  26. I once blogged right here on LT that these treason trials are not pleasant but the opposition supporters insulted louder and urged on their hero and god hh…that photo above shows a person reduced from an adrenalene filled cowboy who could insult state protocol while getting a thunderous applause from his dimwit supporters to a pale and frightened shadow of himself IS REALLY SAD…

    • That is nothing and will come to pass, some leafers spent years in jail and torture because of their convictions before becomming presidents or primeministers…HH is destined to pass through this…..we all remember sata runing like a chicken with George mbombo and crying and in car sfter bring teargassed by RB.

    • GBM has just shown to us what we had always been warning HH. You cannot trust a former ‘Sata Family Forest’ person. Look at the situation now, where is GBM , knee sure one-month!!!!! kaleza I will eat my head if HH will come and continue with him after his release, the guy is a coward and a snake !
      GBM Must Go !!

  27. This trial is exposing the Judiciary in Zambia. The Department of the DPP is manned by ill qualified and inexperienced personnel. While the UPND Defence Lawyers were pounding the law the DPP lawyers were reduced to Kindergarten Lawyers. They don’t understand their Role,that of the Magistrate and HC. Surely its not proper to submit an erroneous Commital Certificate to the HC. An Inquiry was done on the first charge so why cant an Inquiry be done on the Amended Charge?The State knows that it has no evidence to prove that the Amended Charge is a viable Treason charge for Trial in the HC. The State just wants to keep HH in Jail to achieve Lungu’s political objectives. Those who live by the sword will die by the Sword. Edward it will be your turn to burn soon.The whole World is watching this…

  28. The dude looks weak and so scared! SAD.Ask him publicly on camera who the republican president is, if he does not say “HIS MAJESTY KING LUNGU THE 3rd”, it means he has not yet repented, don’t release him

  29. The whole world saw that video clip in Mongu where HH and his minions were endangering the President’s life with impunity.
    This is treason and NOT hearsay. Let the chap be convicted for fortifying himself as president when he knows the consequences. The US no persecution here it’s a clear treason matter. After he will not be the first one to be convicted and sentenced as such.

    • So clear cut a treason case that the prosecution are relying on a cut and paste committal effort vomiting undesirables in the process; what’s with that name swap. Or is it substitution method misunderstood!

      More like a masturbation case, though millions of sperms take aim, no egg gets fertilised!

  30. Those of us who watched Prosecutor Gerrie Nel on TV perform in the Pistorius Murder Case in South Africa would have been disgusted to see Senior Prosecutor Mwewa bungle his way in this HH Treason Trial. The Zambian DPP Prosecutors are really Green and ill trained. No wonder Mwewa so it fit to say “Justice delayed is Justice burried” instead of “Justice delayed is Justice denied”. I wonder which University Mwewa went to and how much experience he has in prosecuting? He sounds more of a Political Prosecutor than a Legal one. This Trial has exposed how green our Prosecutors are. Thank God our Trials are not televised becoz we would have been most embarrassed. Mwewa does Not seem to know the Role of the DPP,the Magistrate and the High Court. In a Treason Case how can any Advocate have the…

  31. @ 1 Dundumwezi solwe solwe,

    You say this is circus?

    I think there was more circus when HH blocked the president motorcade and instructed his UPND cadres to film the circus and send videos to the internet.

    Now the same videos provided evidence of his conduct.

    Funy indeed, analysing those videos it is not possible that they were taken by the presidential motorcade members.

    It was a well prepared even for the UPND who started filming as the presidential was far approaching.

    Then they go ahead and send the videos to the internet, providing evidence to the state prosecution team and clearly reporting their own actions to the international community.

    Is there any bigger circus that that one? Everything UPND does backfires. They play delay tactic, the petition expired; now…

    • Regardless now anyone with a bit of gray matter can analyse and come up with their own conclusion. Doubtful what’s treasonable in that clip.

  32. GBM has just shown to us what we had always been warning HH. You cannot trust a former ‘Sata Family Forest’ person. Look at the situation now, where is GBM , knee sure one-month!!!!! kaleza I will eat my head if HH will come and continue with him after his release, the guy is a coward and a snake !
    GBM Must Go !!

  33. This treatment they are giving a Hard working HH who has built a beautiful house out of his hard work, will back fire on all Zambians for now PF and its followers are happy but a time will come and it wont be long when the eyes of every Zambian will open and calamity on many

  34. Must be a terrible feeling to just see your spouse briefly and then continue on correctional treatment.

  35. @maloza those are the issue based arguments some of us want to hear! You have raised some interesting points there and let the media take this up. No sacred cows if indeed ZCCM-IH is being undervalued as Human Hyena (HH) did during Kafupi’s regime then those responsible even in this PF govt which I support must be stopped before this sale goes through! No way we can sell our last stake in the family jewels! All Zambians regardless of tribe or political affiliation must look into this!

  36. TREASON is antiquated in a Liberal Democracy? People please! Which country in the world does not ‘do’ Treason?

    They want another court until the Baby ‘cot’ court as Salousie (pardon sp), wrote. Same tactic over an over again.

  37. Stop mistreating your friend ba Edgar you don’t know about tomorrow. The saying goes chaona munzako chapita Mawa chili Pali iwe.

    • How I wished you said that to HH, may be we were not going to be in this situation now.

  38. its like most of the PF commentators are only interested in HH being in jail as a form of punishment not that they will win the case,the state has a weak case to say the least and I think its there for everyone to see weather PF,UPND or neutrals.

  39. The more you torture and lock HH, the more popular he becomes. Ask your neighbor Malawi, Chakufwa Chihana went through the same process against Dr Banda. Those in villages who never knew him, knew him through the jailing. I pity Zambian civil servants like Police who carry out unsubstantiated commands as they will be there when things turn around. They need to be professional and not just tow the current leadership instructions. What comes does not beat a drum, so our elders proved long time ago.

    • Did Chakufwa Chihana end up as President of Malawi? Do not mislead your friends into unnecessary misery.

  40. Hahahahahaha! Ati “Kapompa salad chidumbo maliketi GBM has really screwed this guy, HH used to be a smart guy with two sober vice presidents in Canicius and Kapita.” Simumvela banthu imwe!!!!!!!!!!!! Yaba!

    • no way my friend, he shod pay for wat he dd at mongu.

      coz no one is above the low

  41. Thank you Zambia for peace! Thank God for peace! The longer he is kept away the more sanity Zambia will experience. I heard he is a Three Mansion

  42. Good morning, as you know by now and if not, as you are certain to know soon, we all take take responsibility for our actions, HH is not an exception. He was warned several times that his behaviour had crossed the line to the side of treason, they still did not arrest him but warned him again and again. Never mind the legal definition of treason, acting in a manner that is akin to trying to bring the nation to a halt is treasonous in the general sense. The impact on the general welfare of the people of such an action or attempting to overthrow a government are exactly the same in the general sense. So its right to charge him with treason, of course the High court may or may not convict him, but for treason he shall be tried no matter how many preliminary arguments or deals are made. And…

  43. …..contd,….. but for treason he shall be tried no matter how many preliminary arguments or deals are made. And lawyers shall have their day in the High court, and Accountants shall be kept busy distributing wealth from one account to others.

  44. Maloza,

    Quote: “lungu brought this case on HH so he could divert attention of sleepy Zambians as he steals ZCCM-IH through an Israeli Shelf Company called Israeli front called SAPIR CAPITAL.”

    How did Lungu bring this case to HH? Is it Lungu who told HH to block the presidential motorcade?

  45. Cry my beloved country Zambia. Would someone be wrong to say that it is not yet time to appoint Women to key positions in Zambia? The Judiciary has since degenerated to an institution that leaves much to be desired.
    Where is the Chief Justice and what is her role in this PF government’s abrogation of the Law? Has it been given a blank check in interpreting the law to suit it’s whims? Common guys why are we exposing our barbaric animal in the African Race? You people in the leadership are not setting a good example of Leadership, rather you are spoiling this good country and it’s values. What Legacy are you leaving for the upcoming? Please stop the rot and use wisdom. One would rather get fired for doing the right thing than be branded together with a bad crop of leaders whose soul…

    • Cry my beloved country Zambia. Would someone be wrong to say that it is not yet time to appoint Women to key positions in Zambia? The Judiciary has since degenerated to an institution that leaves much to be desired.
      Where is the Chief Justice and what is her role in this PF government’s abrogation of the Law? Has it been given a blank check in interpreting the law to suit it’s whims? Common guys why are we exposing our barbaric animal in the African Race? You people in the leadership are not setting a good example of Leadership, rather you are spoiling this good country and it’s values. What Legacy are you leaving for the upcoming? Please stop the rot and use wisdom. One would rather get fired for doing the right thing than be branded together with a bad crop of leaders whose soul…

  46. Headless country in free fall brainwise epitomised by this exponentially incompetent prosecution hosh hog!

    Indefensible treason charge manje headache to fit in a plausible offense.

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