Opposition UPND Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba along with his wife Chama and Chief Mukuni and Chief Hamusonde were on Saturday afternoon barred from visiting Hakainde Hichilema at Kabwe’s Mukobeko Maximum Prison.
Mr Mwamba confirmed that prison authorities refused them entry into the main prison building even after having been cleared.
“Colleagues this afternoon the Royal Hignesses Chief Mukuni and his wife, Chief Hamusonde, my wife Chama and myself have been to Mukobeko Maximum prison in Kabwe to visit our brother and President HH and his co accused. As expected we were not allowed to go beyond the main gate despite having been cleared,” Mr Bwalya said.
He said this happened after some instruction from somewhere.
“The Commissioner of Police, Central province was seen entering the facility at high speed to deliver the instruction. Purely this shows that the show is being run by state house and police and not Correctional Services,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Hichilema’s wife Mutinta visited her husband yesterday at Mukobeko Prison.
Mrs Hichilema managed to take food to her husband who has disclosed that he was brutally beaten and airlifted like a bandit by heavily armed state police from Chimbokaila prison in Lusaka.
Mr Hichilema remains at Mukobeko maximum prison awaiting trial for treason.