Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was on Wednesday transferred from Mukobeko Maximum Prison back to Lusaka Central Prison following a court order by Lusaka Senior Resident Magistrate Ireen Wishimanga
Magistrate Wishimanga directed that Mr Hichilema and five others should be moved to a prison near the court while she hears a separate case in which Mr. Hichilema wants Religious Affairs Minister Rev. Godfridah Sumaili to be charged with contempt of court for allegedly saying he was in prison because he refused to recognise President Edgar Lungu as President.
United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema, who is facing treason charges for impeding a motorcade for President Edgar Lungu, had been moved from a prison in Lusaka to the maximum security facility outside the capital on June 9.
Magistrate Wishimanga announced in a packed court that the order given by her court should be adhered to until such time when a new one is issued or there will be consequences.
Prison warders drove Mr. Hichilema and his five co-accused to Lusaka Central Prison immediately after the court case.
Mr Hichilema in a Facebook post confirmed that they had been taken to Chimbokaila and hoped that the court order will be adhered to.
The case in which Rev. Sumaili has been sued for contempt has been adjourned to 28th June, 2017.