UPP leader Savior Chishimba has revealed that he broke down after visiting jailed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema at Chimbokaila Prison in Lusaka.
And Dr Chishimba has charged that no sensible leader would wish to incarcerate a fellow human being like that.
He said he had just returned from visiting Mr Hichilema and that the prisons conditions are pathetic.
“Iam just returning from Lusaka Central Prison (Chimbokaila) where I had gone to visit my brother and comrade in the new struggle Hakainde Hichilema. Fellow compatriots, the situation is pathetic and no sensible leader would wish to incarcerate a fellow human being like that. I broke down, but he is the one who encouraged me to be strong,” Dr Chishimba said.
“We hugged each other for several minutes without uttering a word, but in tears. Though our comrade is trying very hard to be strong, I clearly saw that he is agonising – his spirit is dampened and ravaged. His eyes are in a state of weeping. He repeatedly said, “…my brother, I am innocent…I did not commit treason…I am innocent ba President Chishimba…”
He added, “State power I don’t have at the moment to release my brother, but such as I have I gave – PRAYER. We prayed for close to one hour together and raised a cry unto the LORD God of Heaven! Hon Mwaliteta was also there.”
“God desires justice for all! The PF regime will reap the injustices that they are planting today,” he said.