UPND supporters in South Africa protesting this morning
UPND supporters in South Africa protesting this morning

The Lusaka Magistrate has adjourned the matter in which opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is charged with treason.

The matter will now be heard on June 12th 2017 for judicial issues.

The Court however threw out the Defence’s request in which they applied for constitutional matters to be be determined by the Court.

In his ruling, Magistrate David Simusamba ruled that this was the exclusive preserve of the High Court regarding the committal certificate.

The Court has however allowed for the Defence to undertake a judicial review on the validity of the DPP’s committal certificate to determine its validity since it was signed by someone else other than the DPP.

The Magistrate stated that in the past, a certificate signed by another person other than the DPP but signed in his/her name was accepted and the practice was established.

Magistrate Simusamba stated that the subordinate court had no jurisdiction to comment on the validity of the certificate.

He stated that the duty of the Court was to refer to the High Court once instructions were issued by the DPP.

He said that the instructions to refer the matter to the High Court was never questioned.

The matter has since been adjourned and the Defence is at liberty to inquire through a judicial review.

Mr. Hichilema remains in custody.

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107 COMMENTS

    • Of course we knew that Simusamba was bought to keep on dragging this case. He has been claiming to be sick, then crashed laptop, when in fact he has just been very busy having secret meetings with the Commander in Chief of Corruption and Jemasoni Consumption, alongside dirty Kaizer Zulu, and Amos Chanda. Only for the naive!

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    • Indeed, Animal Farm no better word. It’s jungle !!! How else to categorise this situation?

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    • HH should realise that his lawyers are at no good….he will “rot” at this stage with preliminary issues….the more this matter drags on the more money in the lawyers’ pockets. In fact his lawyers know that once at High Court their HH is history. According to be Penal Code HH is liable. It’s only ECL who will rescue him

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    • Mupati uwuminwa aalimuzimbwa.

      A respected person is beaten when you are trying to kill a tsetse fly biting him/her.

      It’s not easy to take revenge as an adult, therefore one tends to exploit a situation which arises to cover up the revenge process.

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    • Justice cannot be rushed…. adjournments are part of the court process.
      Unfortunately the wheels of justice don’t turn so quickly.
      The best those that feel infuriated by these adjournments is ask the defense legal team.. they agree with these adjournment rulings…
      Let’s be patient

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    • HH and his lawyers are dull, very dull. not long ago, he was insulting the judiciary, ati “they are corrupt they are nincompoops”. Now they will fix him, Ki, Ki.KI.Ki.Ki.Ki.

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    • Justice delayed is justice denied! At play is to keep HH off the limelight while Lungu works at consolidating his desire to legalize eligibility to participate in the 2021 general elections. Zambian democracy? Its being gnawed at as termites destroy wood! Lungu has really learnt lessons from his mentors in Mugabe, Kagame and, Museveni. Zambians will only feel the effects of what the leadership is doing to the country too late!

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    • The defense lawyers will do there best to raise preliminaries at all costs to lengthen the case to their advantage.

      Right now they want to concentrate on discussing validity of committal certificate to the High Court.

      And if it is found to be invalid, so what? The prosecutors will simply be told to bring a valid certificate because the validity of the certificate does not affect the existence of the case.

      That means means more time consumed for no meaningful progress. But of course very meaningful to the lawyers.

      Look, this is straightforward – as long as one is alive, when you or old, awake or asleep, these HH lawyers simply want business.

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    • How does a COOKIE & a GARDEN-BOY (both who have never ever been to Mongu) plot to overthrow a Govt?

      Surely no normal judge can even look at such a docket.

      lungu has no desire to win the case, but he knows it’ll take even 2 to 3 years before it’s disposed of due to adjournment after adjournment by the rotten Zambian Judiciary.

      As Amnesty International has put it, “It’s persecution through prosecution”.

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    • Its time for war !st june real action starts.Lungu will listen if bhe bites a bullet.

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    • From chimbokaila the best hh can do is retire from politics and concentrate on rearing cattle. He has failed enough in politics

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  1. Why do these Defence Lawyers keep raising unnecessary motions?Let the case proceed to the High Court so that it is closed once and for all. Please let the state handle it whichever way they feel like…one thing is for sure…i don’t see HH being arrested for treason.There must be a really solid case against him with tangible evidence.Of which there can be reasonable doubt that there is lack of evidence to incarcerate HH for long!!#Myopinion#

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  2. Imbeba ngashafula tashikwata amangwa. The cost of using a bunch of inferior lawyers

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  3. Edgar Changwa Lungu is a misleader of perhaps the most incompetent, inconsequential, criminal and visionless political party and regime Africa (the World?) has witnessed. He has so soiled the country domestically and internationally that Zambians appear like pigs wallowing in the mud. When ECL terrible reign ends (we hope it ends even today), Zambians will have to have a long bath to freshen up to wash away ECL’s dirt.

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    • Edgar Chagwa Lungu is the guy majority Zambians chose to lead them!!!!!! It is not the rest of Africa or the world that votes, but sons and daughters of Zambia. IT IS THEIR CHOICE THAT MATTERS IN ZAMBIA-AND THEY HAVE REJECTED hh 5 TIMES IN AN ROW!!!!!!! BEFORE YOU START THINKING OF WHO WILL REIGN IN ZAMBIA, HAVE THE OWNERS OF ZAMBIA-THE VOTERS WHO SPOKE LOUDLY IN 2015 AND 2016-APPROVED YOUR SENSELESS AND EVIL PLANS????

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    • That is how Europeans are looking at us. South Africans are quizzing us. Zimbabwe is looking heaven now.

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  4. I THINK HH NEEDS TO RE-LOOK AT THE CHOICE OF LAWYERS HE IS USING. THIS MATTER WILL STILL GO TO THE HIGH COURT. IF UPND LAWYERS WANT THE SIGNATURE OF THE DPP, SHE WILL APPEND IT ON 12TH JANUARY 2017. WHY IS UPND AFRAID OF THE HIGH COURT IF HH ONLY COMMITTED A SIMPLE TRAFFIC OFFENCE?

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  5. HH being swindled in the name of seeking justice. If I were him,I would have sought a more low profile hype than all those vuvuzelas around him.The lawyers,cadres – both local and foreign are not helping him at all.The earlier he reads that the better.Indeed ma lawyers yalemela,HH ayangana.

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    • HH made a mistake. He chose his cadres and tribesmen to represent him. But the fact is that these lawyers are biased and cant think straight. It’s like undergoing a critical operation by your own relative – the result is always….see what I mean?

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  6. But when Lungu prayed it rained and we have bumper harvest. When HH prayer warriors prayed, more adjournment now we can smell high court and possibly Mukobeko, am sick from shiki.

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  7. They will keep adjourning it just to frustrate him …why not refer it to High Court? HH’s team are sucking him like tsetse flies…Lazy’s plan is right on schedule.

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    • What can team HH do with a compromised judiciary ?. Nothing. No lawyer can do anything in a country with a dictator. What the dictator says goes.

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  8. I feel sorry for HH. His lawyers are seriously milking him financially and they look very dull at law. Magistrate Simusamba may be junior to HH’s lawyers in the field of law but he seems to be the one educating them at every stage.

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    • IT HAS GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH H H S LAWYERS. WE HAVE A COMPROMISED MAJESTRATE DEALING WITH THIS CASE AND HE IS DANCING TO HIS MASTERS TUNE. THE LAWYERS HH HAS ARE BRILLIANT AND LEARNED ENOUGH TO FOLLOW THE LAW BUT WHEN THE TIME COMES THAT MAJESTRATE WILL WISH HE NEVER EVER MISHANDLED THIS CASE. ALL THAT IS BEING DONE RIGHT NOW IS KEEPING HH IN CUSTODY WRONGLY AND IT IS ALL A MOTIVE OF RECOGNIZING LUNGU. MALIC SPITE AND DICTATORSHIP AT PLAY HERE. THE MINISTER OF RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS TOLD THE NATION THAT IT WAS ABOUT RECOGNIZING LUNGU NOT TREASON.

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  9. Bakoswe ngabafula mu ng’anda tamubo mutende pantu nokusuma balasuma nokulya insapato nefyakufwala. Banyela mu ng’anda nokusunda . Bakolwe nabo babonaushi kukulya mataba. Utu tunama ndelumbula twabonaushi tatwalingo kupalama ku bantu. Ukutekwa kuli bakoswe nabakolwe eciletelo bucushi mu Zambia Lekeni tukabateye nkose notupama mukamone micila na matwi mumulu ngabaikatwa. Mwatushupa saana bashetani mukabwelele noko mwafuma kumpanga.

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  10. I dont give a f1ck. Let him be there till kingdom come, atleast am enjoying the tranquility

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    • For now. What about tomorrow? Will you stil be enjoying the tranquility?

      It is called the “calm”before the “STORM”!!!!!

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  11. One thing i know is that DICTATORS Don’t last!!!!!Only time will tell. Half the Zambian population of people that voted for HH are hurting while some fools are celebrating…..

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  12. I am not good at law but tell why are the lawyers reluctant to take the case to the high court

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  13. Normally we know why there are so many unnecessary adjournments in Zambia. Most of it is due to incompetence, a lack of respect for procedure and unappreciative of the need for speedy justice – especially where ones liberty has been suspended. For this particular case, we know the primitive politics behind it but also the quagmire of ascertaining who is going to take responsibility for a case that doesn’t exist when it goes to the high court.

    For those wishing that the adjournments continue, I can only surmise that you are part of the heartless cohort and do not have an aorta of any sense of what it means to be detained for a long time without trial – not to mention the inhumane physical conditions in which one has to exist. Shame on you. There are many in similar circumstances in…

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    • WELL SAID HAROLD. I NEVER KNEW THERE WAS ZAMBIANS AS BITTER AS SOME OF THE BLOGGERS.

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    • Harold Muna

      There are thousands Zambian people in our prison. They have been there for 8yrs in remand prison and not yet sentenced and am talking about people with non bail able offences. They go to the high Court three times a year and the year finishes and no one is talking on their behalf.

      In my all life, I have never heard of where the DPP issues a committal and the magistrates still has to rule. It appears we have two kinds of laws in Zambia. One law for the rich and the other for the poor.

      What’s so special about HH? ?

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  14. I dont give a f1ck. Let him be there till kingdom come, atleast am enjoying the tranquility currently being experienced in this great nation led by our Dear Leader HEECL. We have bumper, stable macroeconomic performance, in control of our fiscus, govt workers being paid on time, stress free, all Zambians are happy apart from ba Dundumwezi etc. What more can i ask for from our Dear Leader. Please transfer him to Mukobeko and throw away the keys.

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  15. @Popolyongo – What dull ignorant characters we have in Zambia – the wake up call is only usually when one of their own is incarcerated and there is no one left to speak for them.

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    • Call me names but one thing is that am not dull my friend. I have 2 masters to my name and 2 undergraj Degrees and i do extremely well. Not imwe just waiting for your ka god coz of your deep rooted tribalism. Has i said i dont give a f1ck even if he was to die today coz i hate his type of politics which has brought deep roited tribalism. 12th June iyeeeeee awe kutali hmmmmmmmmmmn

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    • Bauze Popolyongo!!! These dundumwezi donkeys think they are smarter than every other Zambian. Despicable creatures these people!!

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  16. HH’s lawyers are a let down.Magistrate Simusamba clearly told them that no matter what,this treason case has to be refered to High Court.its only at High Court where HH can be freed.but his low cabre lawyers are still trying to discuss about who signed the certificate of committal from the DPP’s office as their client remains in jail-amazing.THESE DULL LAWYERS COULD HAVE PUSHED FOR THIS MATTER TO BE REFERED TO HIGH COURT QUICKLY FOR TRIAL TO START THERE.upnd lawyers are doing exactly what they did during election petition time when they wasted the all 14 days.NOW THESE LAWYERS ARE PUNISHING THEIR CLIENT HH BY PROLONGING HIS STAY IN JAIL!!

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    • There is nothing no lawyer can do. The dictator lungu has decided to punish HH.

      He just has to accep his fate until when international pressure builds.

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    • Spaka like lilo – Why cry foul when you are failing to do the right thing? There are no problems in Zambia to warrant international pressure – and it will not come.

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  17. These damn lawyers are fixated on preliminary matters at the expense of the movement of the case. With the result that their client keeps spending unnecessarily more time incarcerated.

    This wish-washing is a deja vu: A repeat of time-wasting techniques employed during the Concourt hearing.

    Why can’t these money-sucking leeches get on with the case and secure their client’s freedom as soon as they possibly can.

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    • There will be no natural freedom. There is nothing any lawyer can do, lungu has decided to punish HH, period.

      Weather he likes it or not, lungu wants acceptance and cancelling the petition. That is the only time he will be realised.

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  18. Sorry HH. next hearing your lawyers will ask for DPP to come and confirm if the committal certificate actually come from her office and she will not be around to confirm and it will be another adjournment and more money for your lawyers in their pockets. They seem to have gotten the more money slogan from PF and they are happily benefiting. So these Lawyers are truly living the more money slogan. HH wise up plead guilty and His Excellence will pardon you as a convict. Sorry

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    • There will be no guilty plea. Let lungu jail him.

      Even Mandela was jailed.

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    • You are the only one who has said go to hell so far. I think right now the most important news is Zambia u20 will be playing Costa Rica tomorrow.

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  19. Upnd lawyers are up to making more money than helping hh. Plz let the case go to high court and defend hh. The earlier the better. Exactly what they did during the presidential petition…! Hh plz change lawyers.

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  20. HH needs a deep reflection in prison. If one day ECL Will feel pity on him and be released from jail, he should never be cheated by the so called supporters to be stubborn and rude to a leader popularly elected. God’s time is the best….. If one day u will be a President, surely u will expect the losers to support u unlike the bad example u are giving as a leader.

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  21. This under 5 president has wrong advisers. This is not the case for the lower court but the high court.

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  22. Mandela was jailed but still became president. The wheels of justice are slow turning but they still do turn. The Bourne of contagion is, why didn’t the DPP sign on that commital when she was readily available? The other issue is that why didn’t the Chief Justice swear in Lungu instead of the masquerade? These people know something that they are scared of telling us. They know that Lungu has abused his position with impunity and they are dead scared of repercussions and ramifications that may arise in the invent that Lungu is no longer president. Celebrate now but HH will have the last laugh.

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  23. LORD GOD. HEAL MY COUNTRY.
    LORD GOD, LET YOUR WILL BE DONE ON ZAMBIA AND ITS PEOPLE AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
    AMEN.

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  24. Pf is a rotten party full of people with mental issues. I fail to understand them. They seem to have no conscious, very evil people. I thought Zambians are loving people but if they can treat their own country person like this natina sana tulindonshi fye sheka sheka.

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    • @ Mateo. HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN, DEFEND WHAT HH DID IN MONGU? MIND YOU WE HAVE VIDEO FOOTAGE OF WHAT HAPPENED. WHO IS INDOSHI IN THIS CASE?

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  25. UPND LAWYERS ARE AFRAID OF THE GRUELING QUESTIONS THAT HH WILL BE SUBJECTED TO AT THE HIGH COURT. PLEASE JUST MAN-UP, AND GO AND TELL THE HIGH COURT JUDGE THAT HH DID NOT COMMIT ANY OFFENCE. PLEASE TELL THE JUDGE THAT EVEN IF HH COMMITTED A TRAFFIC OFFENCE, HIS OFFENCE WAS NOT GOING TO LEAD INTO AN RTA. AND ALSO TELL THE JUDGE THAT EVEN IF HH CAUSED AN RTA, THE HEAD OF STATE WAS NOT GOING TO DIE IN THAT RTA. AM SURE HH WILL BE SET FREE. AND HH NEEDS TO SHOW THE JUDGE WHAT MEASURES HE PUT IN PLACE TO AVOID AN RTA AND ANY POSSIBLE DEATH OF THE HEAD OF STATE.

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  26. Kekekekeke guys,i have just watched upnd cadres mostly tongas who joined DA leader at Zambian Embassy being outnumbered by huge PF cadres in SA.watch it on eNCA TV Channel.one upnd cadre called Hintobwe was interviewed.SO ITS ONLY BANTUSTANS ON SUPPORT HH EVEN ABROAD?AMAZING!!!thank God PF cadres outnumbered upnd cadres in SA!!
    DA leader must know that he wont achieve anything in this case.he is simply wasting his time.HH will remain in jail until cleared by the Zambian courts!!

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  27. Chimbokaila is the best place to live for a person who brings confusion to this peaceful country.

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  28. Namwala boys are comparing Mandela to Hazaluza Hagain! No wonder they are all Under Five Cards!

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  29. Please know that this war you have started will never end. You will not be in power for ever! It took chiluba 10years to revenged on and you will not stop HH from being president if God says yes. Instead of developing the nation you concentrate on someone you can ignore if you so wish since you a in power. Mark these words this country will Neva be at peace. Please give chance to others. This country is not for Bemba’s and easterners only.

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  30. @Destin:if you live in Zambia and know the voting pattern in Zambia then you wouldnt say that.your HH is miles away from plot one.JUST SEE HOW OFTEN EDGAR LUNGU IS VISITING PF STRONGHOLDS.RIGHT NOW HE IS IN LUAPULA.HE WANTS TO DELIVER MASSIVE DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS THERE,SO THAT COME 2021,PF WILL RETAIN MORE THAN 80% VOTES IN ITS STRONGHOLDS!!THIS IS HOW ELECTIONS ARE RIGGED IN AFRICA BECAUSE AS THE OPPOSITION PARTIES HAVE GONE TO SLEEP,THE RULING PARTY IS BUSY MARKETING ITSELF TO THE VOTERS!!!yes expect hh to win in 3.5 provinces,but those votes will be a drop in the ocean if PF gets majority votes from 6.5 provinces in 2021!!OUR POLITICS HAVE GONE TRIBAL AND SO IS VOTING PATTERN TOO!!

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    • Lungu won by a measly 100,000 disputed votes according to the discredited ECZ. some say it was a little as 16,000 votes. This is despite him spending 10 billion on development and using all state machinery to vote and rig for him.

      so if 100,000 votes separates 6.5 provinces from 3.5 ??

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    • @spaka: that explanation is just a waste of time and you keep on bringing it up. Even if ECL won by 10 votes he would still be at plot 1 today. You can even go to every country in the world and stand before the Chinese, Arabs, Americans, Brazilians etc. and even publish a bestseller on the 100,00 votes; BUT THE REALITY IS EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU IS THE 6th PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA AND THE COUNTRY IS ONLY GOING TO ELECTIONS IN 2021!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. Committal means the jurisdiction of the mag court is immediately terminated and only the high court comes into movie scene. Full Stop.

    Arguing that the committal certificate was not duly signed is legally dull. She is allowed to delegate that power, and if not duly signed she can sign it and end the silly arguement on the spot !

    Defense, the quicker you move into high court the better ! The quicker you catch prosecution witnesses unprepared, the better.

    These time wasting grandstanding is what cost you the Petition. But to date, you have not shown your evidence, even to the public !!!

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  32. PF Bloggers don’t understand what a Nolle Prosqui means. The Motorcade Charge was dropped when the State entered a Nolle. The DPP Certificate should be clear and spell the charges that HH committed and with whom? Surely the Certificate must detail the covert activities undertaken by HH and his Domestic Workers in committing Treason. This is just persecution of HH thru Prosecution. The Treason Charges are trumped up to punish HH hoping he will withdraw the Petition and recognize Lungu as a Legitimate President. Nothing like that will happen. By keeping HH in Jail Lungu should forget about IMF Money and Western Financial Assistance. Instead Lungu and Mutati should budget for International Sanctions and indictment to ICC for committing crimes against humanity. As a result of this the…

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  33. @popolyongo – Your response proves my point. Through that style of writing and dismissive attitude without objectivity. Whilst you claim two masters and two undergraduate degrees. Whats that got to do with intelligence? You accuse me of tribalism when nowhere have I ever expressed such. You perhaps look at my name and quickly assume my origins and that I am contributing from your perceived tribalist basis? Look at all my posts on LT and discern whether there is at any point where I have sunk to any tribal sentiments.
    It is tiring, I must admit, trying to get people to think sensibly for the sake of Zambia and all who live in it.

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  34. That UPND protestor in South Africa is misled about what HH looks like. If they looked at HH in the police van today, they would know that he is not the same as their picture. Today HH is virtually a cabbage, not material for Prezident if ever he was such material even once in his political life. Fyaku iletelela ba donkey, underfive politician who does not know how to go about politics. UPNDonkeys are to blame for not guiding the poorly brought up boy. Steven Katuka from Andy’s era you bear 75% of the blame because you know that he is only underfive and yet you allowed him to misbehave.

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    • did you see the pictures of how mandela looked in robin island ?

      HH knows his fate for democracy of Zambia under a dictator……if he did not he would not be in politics.

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  35. The lawyers can see that the poor boy is now all but a cabbage but they still want to suck his last penny, or is it his last Rand? Instead of helping him by simply admitting guilt and seek forgiveness from Zambians. We Zambians can then have a mandate to speak to our President His Excellency Edgar Lungu.

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    • There is no forgiveness from a dictator……the Boers said the same about mandela when they tried to break him, no apology from HH to the dictator lungu.

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    • …yaba, please don’t compare hh and Mandela; that’s an abomination!! I told you that’s like comparing Chingangu and Muhamad Ali?????….

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  36. OK, GUYS THIS MAN HH HAS LEARNT A LESSON. DONT JUST LOOK AT THE RANTINGS OF HIS SUPPORTERS. CONSIDER HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN. THESE TO ME ARE THE PEOPLE THAT MATTER MOST. THIS MAN CANNOT WIN ANY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN ZAMBIA. IN HIS 3.5 STRONGHOLDS HE LITERALLY EXHAUSTED ALL THE VOTING POTENTIAL. BUT PF WITH ITS STRONGHOLDS IN 6.5 PROVINCES DID NOT EXHAUST THE VOTING POTENTIAL AS MOST OF THE PEOPLE TOOK IT FOR GRANTED THAT PF WILL STILL WIN AND SO DECIDED NOT TO TAKE PART. AND A FEW PEOPLE IN PF STRONGHOLDS THOUGHT UPND WAS REASONABLE AND SO GAVE IT A CHANCE. BUT THIS TIME…OH… THIS TIME ROUND….?!! UPND HAS MESSED UP BIG TIME AND WILL BE THUMPED DOWN INTO OBLIVION. IF BY ELECTIONS WILL BE CALLED SOON IN THE TWO NULLIFIED LUSAKA SEATS, UPND WILL BE TAUGHT A LESSON AGAIN. IN FACT TO…

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  37. -continued- IN FACT TO AVOID THE EMBARRASSMENT, THEY SHOULD TACTFULLY BOYCOTT THE BY ELECTIONS GIVING ALL SORTS OF FAKE REASONS. OTHERWISE IF THEY TAKE PART, WE WILL HEAR THAT THEIR VOTES WERE “STOLEN” AGAIN,

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  38. Lungu is persecuting HH and his Workers thru State Prosecution. While HH is suffering in Jail the Real Casualty in all this is the Zambian Economy. IMF Loan to Zambia is no more. Mutati will not get any new funding from Western Financial Institutions.The Eurobond refinancing without an IMF loan is not possible which means Zambia will default on its external debt. Lungu is following Mugabe’s advice and therefore the Zambian Economy will collapse just like the Zimbabwean Economy. Lungu has brought International Sanctions upon himself and his goons and ICC indictment is coming for Lungu and his Cabal. Zambia under illegitimate Lungu is doomed and has become a Failed Police State Dictatorship.

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  39. The defense lawyers will do their best to raise preliminaries at all costs to lengthen the case to their advantage.

    Right now they want to concentrate on discussing validity of committal certificate to the High Court.

    And if it is found to be invalid, so what? The prosecutors will simply be told to bring a valid certificate because the validity of the certificate does not affect the existence of the case.

    That means more time consumed for no meaningful progress. But of course very meaningful to the lawyers.

    Look, this is straightforward – as long as one is alive, when young or old, awake or asleep, these HH lawyers simply want business.

    On one hand this is fine with the plaintiff, gives them more time to plan, and that is fine.

    You are free to hold your own opinion.

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    • There is nothing any lawyer can do in a compromised judiciary when the dictator lungu has decided to punish HH….the man just has to accept his fate, man up and continue the struggle…..

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    • @ 53.1 spaka like lilo,

      So what are the HH lawyers still doing if there is nothing they can do.

      They should back out then, than get HH’s money when there is nothing they can do.

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  40. Ba LT, the Head Line is misleading. There was judgement (commital to high court) and when the defence applied for judicial review, Simusamba granted that. In short, HH was commited to high court pending a judicial review which must be heard within 15 days. The onus is on the defence lawyers to ensure that this is done, and in their favour otherwise the treason case comes before High Court, period.

    Of course we know the UPND lawyers will be raising preliminary issues until the 15 days expire.

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  41. PF goons remember what happened to RB when he lost the elections he was left alone like a lost soul. The same will happen to the vision less visionary. Do not celebrate the when your friend is in problems. The same institutions you are using to persecute others will be used against you and you will cry pelete. Today it is HH tomorrow it will be Lungu. Remember Chiluba though he was a god but what happened to him is all history now. HH will be released, like or hate him and he will liberate us from this economic quagmire and ineptitude of epic proportions.

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  42. HH should reconsider his lawyers, they failed him during the petition due to too many applications and amendments to the petition when there was only 14 days in which the petition should have be heard. Imagine half way the petition that is 7 days of the hearing, applying to the court for znbc to bring the 3 months before polls 1 hour 19hrs news video clips to the courts as part of evidence to prove that HH won the elections.

    1. Imagine this: 3 months = 90 days = 90 hrs ( 1 hour per day ) = 4 days.

    2. In case the court ruled that Znbc should bring the video clips to the court after 2 days of application the judges would have remaind with 5 days of which 4 days they should have been watching video clips continuously day and night non stop, any break in in watching meant more days…

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    • In a normal society that is true, but with a compromised judiciary, the dictator lungu has decided on the fate of HH, and there is nothing any lawyer can do. Period.

      when he embarked on this journey he knew the risks of opposing a dictator with no normal justice.
      There will be no apology, no dropping of the petition.

      Let lungu have his day. His time will also come.

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    • @ 56.1 spaka like lilo,

      So what are the HH lawyers still doing if there is nothing they can do.

      They should back out then, than get HH’s money when there is nothing they can do.

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  43. Soon we will talk of war and all of us we will start running.lets preserve this nation things are not good.
    War may brake out and yet we are just smiling

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  44. All you guys yapping about what the lawyers representing HH should do or not do are forgetting, this is not a normal judiciary. Lungu decides what happens. As long as HH does not recognise lungu and drop the petition there is nothing any lawyer can do.

    The only hope here is to go through the motions of a normal court case and show the world what society we live in and what lungu is about. After all Zambia relies of foreign aid and borrowings for which without the economy would collapse.

    If western donors and borrowers are ok with lungus behaviour, HH will spend a long time in Jail.
    If they are not happy they will begin to squeeze lungu. The only thing lungu has is that US embassy. Zambia is not rich enough, or in any strategic geographical position to hold the west at ransom or…

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    • This same judiciary is very normal when UPND wins a case.

      But it is not normal when UPND loses a case.

      That view is help by a certain group of citizens

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  45. @Jack which war and who is going to fight who? Is it donkeys against dundumwezi? Be careful the law is watching and ready for you.

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