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HH’s treason case moved to this Thursday

General News HH’s treason case moved to this Thursday

HH in a police van
HH in a police van
The case in which UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema and five others are accused of treason will be committed to the Lusaka High Court on Thursday this week.

This follows Lusaka Magistrate David Simusamba’s decision to grant an application by the accused for the case to come up this week and not Monday next week as earlier scheduled.

Magistrate Simusamba had adjourned the matter to Monday next week to allow the suspects to challenge the validity of the committal certificate in the High court.

The Defence had argued that the committal certificate is not valid because the Director of Public Prosecutions -DPP- did not personally sign it.

But, Magistrate Simusamba said he has no powers to comment on the validity of the certificate hence his advice for the defence to seek judicial review in the High court.

However, the defence lawyer later dropped their challenge of the committal certificate and asked the court to refer the case to the High Court for trial.

Speaking after a meeting which was held in the chambers, State Prosecutor Chimbeka Sakala said the state did not object to the defence application for the matter to come up this week and not next week.

Mr. Sakala said the state has always wanted trial to start in the matter.

39 COMMENTS

    • The Chinese have been released, after ARRESTS.
      Lungu said he has no balls to re!ease a person after any arrest. Meaning he can’t pardon Mwaliteta, HH and the others, only if you’re Chinese.

    • I am glad it’s finally dawned on the defense attorneys that concentrating on the main case is the way to go rather than raise unnecessary preliminary issues
      Magistrate Simusamba clearly stated that a precedent had been set where certificates of committal had been signed by others than the DPP had been accepted and cases committed to High Court.
      These are the same lawyers who bungled the presidential petition and even abandoned their client on the fourteenth day of the petition.
      They too need to take some responsibility in the kerfuffle surrounding the petition.

    • The judge has decided to bring forward the date after Zambia was booted out the under 20 world cup, he wanted to give himself time to watch football, he thought he will be watching football upto Sunday.

    • Watch the dictator at the helm of running the affairs of our country and end up planting all sorts of confusion in the process. There is confusion and chaos under Lungu. There is rampant corruption under Lungu. There is untrusted enforcement of law and order under Lungu. There is segregative application of law under Lungu. There is poverty and hunger under Lungu. Imagine the $20million debt Lungu has put on our shoulders. What a big shame for Zambia, all because of the clueless and heartless Lungu .

    • “THE Government should seize the offshore accounts into which nearly K400 million Saturnia Regna Pension Trust Funds were illegally transferred to Luxembourg and other European investment havens.
      The money was externalised by the Fund Managers Benefits Consulting Services Limited and African Life Financial Services Limited without the authority of the Minister of Finance as required by law.
      Speaking to the Daily Nation yesterday, one of the Saturnia Regna Pension Fund Trustees revealed that the Board was in complete darkness over the investment.
      Benefits Consulting Services Limited and African Financial Services Limited are owned by Munakupya Hantuba, Hakainde Hichilema and Valentine Chitalu through their holding company Menel Management Services….”

    • The battle is joined. By this time next month, there will be a whole lotta rotten egg on someone’s face. Vince Malambo is a lawyer wama lawyer. He cannot lose unless he just walks out.

    • @Big joe, get over it, get a job, deal with your pettiness. Your jealousy won’t help you.
      What we need is an audit of the Euro bondage money and the rest of the other loans.

  1. Chipantepante lawyers. That is how the bungled the petition and now their client was going to rot in jail as they pursue preliminary issues.

    • So after having a terrible day at work to come home to this news by the PF burned government I just felt like breaking my laptop into two peaces….I can’t take this any more…release HH…for the last time….this is not fair for his family…you will not be in power forever…trust me….life is full of surprises trust me….

  2. pf a political party of savages, criminals.time will catch up with them very soon.HH our legitimate president, we are praying for you…

    • true story these people are no good for this zambia….mafias .they have released the chinese by lock in innlocent HH

  3. PF WILL FACE THE WRATH OF THEIR OWN ACTIONS SOME DAY.WHEN THE DAY OF RECONING COMES, NO ONE WILL BE THERE TO DEFEND EACH OTHER FOR EVERYONE WILL HAVE A BUNCH OF OFFENCES.I THINK WE NEED TO START CONSTRUCTING MORE COURTS AND EMPLOYE MORE MAGISTRATES AND JUDGES.

    • WE STARTED HEARING SUCH WARNINGS FROM 2011, AND NOTHING HAS HAPPENED SINCE THEN. IN FACT SOME UPND CADRE WARNED THAT IF HH IS NOT RELEASED ON 1ST JUNE THIS YEAR, THERE WILL BE WAR IN ZAMBIA. TODAY ITS 7TH JUNE AND THERE IS PEACE, IN FACT MORE PEACE IN ZAMBIA.

  4. Chinese released because … the matter had not landed in court, so govt and China had leg room to leverage diplomatiwise, so to speak.

    Get it: Our law (and it’s good law) bars the govt from snatching citizens from its ambit. It is called the doctrine of separation of powers.

  5. Why compare HH’s case to petty cases of the Chanese no wonder you underfives, who are not even Zambians they might even be deported to their own country.

  6. Lungu has no case. They are just w.anking about….they hoped to break HH and UPND .

    They started fires around the country to show the arrest of HH had something to do with the arson attacks, but after they realised they were scaring away investors they ordered a stop to the arson attacks.. .

  7. Preliminary issues are very important in court cases because if you raise them when trial starts you risk losing your case. So it was very important to raise preliminary issues. It is important to delay the man in custard for 90 days by raising preliminary issues to lay a proper ground for the case and get him acquitted than to rush the case and messy it up.
    I’m waiting for the drama to start. Please call Kanganja for cross examination. The trial will be an interesting period. Law students get prepared.

  8. Oh Drat! That’s the same day election night happens here. I have to keep eyes on both news. It’s a good thing for HH things are being rushed forward so he can get things over, one way or the other.

  9. Lungu has turned the Catholic church, HH & UPND, Lenders,Aid Donors,the Chinese govt,Western govts etc into enemies. Within PF anybody with opposing views is an enemy so are all opposition Parties and the International Community. It remains to be seen if Lungu will win these wars. With the Motorcade Charge dropped to prove Treason we anxiously wait to see which Covert activities HH and his workers committed to overthrow GRZ. The Defence Team will have a field day pounding the Law and grilling the State Witnesses. The Trial could embarrass the State given that the Treason Charge is fake and politically motivated. Lets get the Treason Trial going without further delays.

  10. @Ndetilati I agree Preliminary issues are very important becoz thru the Insult Charge the Treason Charge lies naked. The foundation for a Treason Trial were set and the Defence Team will have a great time Cross Examaning State Witnesses. The Defence Team should subpoena Kanganja, Amos Chanda, Mumbi Phiri and Kennedy Kamba as Witnesses. Let them sweat in the Witness Box and on Oath.

    • NO NEED FOR WITNESSES. THE VIDEO CAPTION SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. PERIOD. EVEN KANGANJA WILL STILL REFERE TO THE VIDEO CAPTION. HH SHOULD JUST FACE THE APPROPRIATE CHARGE FOR THE OFFENCE HE COMMITTED. IT IS NOT LIKELY TO BE TREASON. BUT IT IS A LESSON FOR HIM TO LEARN TO RESPECT LEADERS.

    • @Chisenga,
      I am sure you know that a video CAPTION in and of itself is NOT admissible evidence in a court of law. You know it is the video content that is admissible.

  11. Treason cases take very long pipo. So fi patience will b a must here. This thing we may still b following it till next yr. This hh guy will end up growing a beard like Savimbi.

  12. This is the Moment we have been waiting for. With our friendly Judges at the HC we now have HH at our mercy and on that basis we can drag this Trial till 2021 while caging HH like a Rat at Mukobeko Prison. Any Lenders,Donors and Investors who insist on unconditional release of HH from Jail and Petition Hearing can go to hell for interfering with our sovreignity. We don’t need foreign financial assistance to develop our country. We have plenty of resources that we can exploit and be self reliant.

  13. EXPOSED! EXPOSED! U-5EXPOSED!!!!!

    Clearly U-5 is fighting for his personal freedom. If indeed he was fighting for freedom of others he would refuse to jump the queue of suspects who have been waiting for trial much longer than him. He would take his turn even if it was next year. Instead U-5 cannot even wait for monday 12th June!
    UPNDonkeys, that is not what Mandela did, was it? Kikikikikikikiki……

  14. After HH realised that Lungu had stolen his Election Victory he Petitioned the Election Results at Concourt. Concourt has not heard and determined the Petition to-date. HH is in the HC persuing his Right to be heard in Court. We are surprised to learn that HH has been alleged to have connived with his workers to overthrow GRZ while seeking to change govt thru Constitutional means. The State should give proof of this Treason Charge in Court. The Treason Charge was Initially triggered by the Motorcade Incident in Mongu. This Motorcade charge has been dropped by the State thru a Nolle Prosqui. We wonder what other covert activities HH and his workers committed that can justify the Treason Charge. We anxiously await to see how a Treason Charge will be lgitimatised in the HC and successfully…

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