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I Was Duped Into Believing My Lawyers Were Present For Luanshya Court Session, says Hichilema

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says he was duped into believing he had legal representation for today’s court session in Luanshya.

There was speculation Hichilema had been taken to unknown place only to appear in Luanshya attending a court session for unlawful assembly.

Hichilema says he was picked from his cell at Mukobeko Prison around 06:00 AM for the Luanshya court session. When he inquired about legal representation State Police told him they were outside waiting to accompany him to court.

BELOW IS HICHILEMA’S WRITE UP THIS EVENING

Good evening fellow countrymen and women,

It is my sincere hope that you all are doing fine out there. I wish to thank you all for your growing concern and prayers over my health and treatment during this period.

May I also take this opportunity to confirm that indeed this morning I was picked from Mukobeko Maximum prison in Kabwe, Central, Zambia around 06:00hrs to Luanshya Magistrate court on the Copperbelt to attend a court case in which I am charged with unlawful assembly and seditious practices.

I wish to state here that I was picked alone in the midst of the state officers who drove me to Luanshya and back to Mukobeko, I understand this made it difficult for my family, party members and friends to know my whereabouts or indeed my wellbeing.

I did appear in Luanshya Magistrate court for a case of unlawful assembly and it has since been adjourned to 28th August, 2017.

However, I understand that you were all wondering about my whereabouts, well! just to also let you know that the State Officers picked me, alone, early in the morning from the cell room. I queried on the whereabouts of my legal team but I was duped that they were outside the Prison cells awaiting for me to come out so they can accompany me to Luanshya for a court case.

When I came out of the prison, I just discovered that my lawyers were not even present and available to accompany me to Luanshya contrary to what I was told inside the prison cell. I then realised that I was going to be moved without my lawyers or anyone close by.

I have now been re-joined with my fellow 5 co- accused in the treason case and now at Mukobeko Maximum Prison in Kabwe’s Central Zambia.

And yes, I understand your anxieties and emotions about what is happening in our country, just like you, I am also concerned.

I am concerned even on how people are living both in here and out there, and really this is an opportunity for me to even identify better solutions on how our country can fight poverty, reclaim our democracy and our freedoms.

We must as a country stand firm and lead the way to good governance, democracy and development.

We must as a nation join hands and stand together for the good of our country, just like we united to end one party state in the country.

At this stage, yes, just like everyone else out there, my life is in danger, in danger because just like you, my rights to health check ups are restricted and am sure even our people in Kashinakazhi, Mbangomba, Chilubi Island, Sikongo, and several other places may have no access to better health care.

I sympathise with them and can only assure them that we are not far from eradicating poverty.

Our vision has always been that of channeling the scare state resources to sectors such as health, education, agriculture, and not political persecutions.

Fellow citizens, when in such times, always say to yourself this biblical quote: “He who is in me, is greater than the one outside”.

God bless you all,

God bless our country.

Hakainde Hichilema.
UPND PRESIDENT.

55 Comments

  1. mathew mweene

    Thank u father for the life that wil hav received and we a enjoying , king of kings the God who saved danial in the pit of lion u a the God who saved paul and silacy may his power rise right now and bring all source of hinderles and demonic power of the devil back zero, God of almight show ur power to,and let not ur children perish becz of the ingnorant men father as u told me that all ur children they wil never be tail Thank u father for answering me i call rite done amen.

    • God's Son

      Don’t Put God In Things That U Dont Kn About Him,our God Z A rightious God And Nt A Corrupted God ,if U Cn Accept And Confess That U Are A Siner Then U’l B 4given. So Plz! Plz! Fear Him B4 U Think Of Anything 2 Say!!!

      • more

        don’t bring your stupidity here. Go to hell

    • ndalama

      Stupid comment

    • kelvin ndalama

      Live your life

    • Tom

      Which people do you think will support you? Is it the same people whom you shamelessly grabbed land from or the people from other tribes you beat and chased. I feel sorry for you, your friehds tricked you into committing a crime so that they take over the leadership. Just pray that you will be aƧuitted,otherwise you will spend most of you time in prison while your friends will be enjoying outside jail. Have’nt you heard that the opposition leader in Tanzania has been arrested for insulting the President in that country. Just humble youself may be the judges will feel pity for you so that you are given a lighter sentence.

  2. wow

    only God knows

  3. christomab

    Just Accept the result my Friend you Will be Free.

    • Shawn

      So he is in jail because of not accepting the results abi?

  4. SODIUM

    Yes the annointed one. Even mandela sufffered.

  5. kedrick chinyama

    Long live mr president,we are behind u.

  6. Chisenga

    LIAR. WE KNOW HOW YOU ARE COLLUDING WITH GREG MILLS AND THE OPENHEIMER FAMILY IN ORDER TO AUCTION THIS COUNTRY FOR SELFISH GAINS. YOUR SWEET TALK WILL NOT WORK.

  7. James Phiri

    They Say A Parent Controls Is Children,and Must Teach Displine,no To You My Dear You Didn’t Teach Your Members Respect And Displine Cause You And Gbm Don’t Have That Too,you’re Sufferring Their Because Of Your Member And Them Out There They’re Free Enjoying,.Learn To Displine Your Members Cause You’re The Leader Of Your Part,sir Mr Hh

  8. Shawn

    They want to eliminate you these cockroaches
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    • Prince david bvunguzile shawa

      Grow up, cockroaches?Are u being for real?What is it benefitting u to insult?Can’t u leave positive debate for a change?

  9. sim1

    Ya don’t complain,nobody send u to disobey zambia ,so this de place u belong je le boi.

  10. joe

    Amen. GOD be with you. this criminals, all they want is to kill u.

  11. cts

    U ll be free my prsdt,de day z coming.may God be wt u .we love u so much.

  12. vern

    Who wants to kill who?? God fearing man allowed HH to live what a Mercy!!

  13. vern

    Who wants to kill? God fearing man allowed HH to live what a Mercy!!

  14. Major

    I hope the ka new born dictator is happy now just let the man go rather slamming him unknown care.
    The reign of Mr Edgah Chakolwa Lungu will not take Zambia anywhere.

  15. Prisona

    Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh such is life boss

  16. Husayn

    Let the coon suffer! Stupidity is never for free, neither is pomposity; he will pay for both.

  17. Topgun

    Nalekweba ati Lucia tekanya;chino ichalo chintu chayafya!Stubbornness doesn’t pay.It’s just the beginning of your agony.Respect the long arm of the law.

  18. yelesani

    You are the chosen one indeed God will see u through

    • bmg

      Which God will see him through? Ba hh baleponta when Christians used to call for prayers. He was saying is a waste of time cos all was well with him. Now since God is not mocked and he is now in deep waters he is now soliciting prayers from unbelievers which can not be answered. Alepontela ama pepo

  19. voiceless

    Don’t blame others for your wrong decision. Kusombola ifyo wabyele

  20. op

    we are with you our President God bless you sir

  21. Aaron Thonga

    Comment
    Mr H.H…you are never alone.we are by your side and believe you me you shall come out of that Cell…..the God we save watches over you……you are our president

  22. Awa na moyo

    When you ask for fish your father cant give u a snake,as such your God gave u what u asked for.#jele

  23. 1 mudelz

    Emmanuel

  24. treason

    You have seen! money is nothing when you are jailed for life.

  25. Awa

    Even Edward Shamwana came out,yet having learnt a lesson.so will your HH.

  26. Chaona muzako

    Ba Voiceless, no one is perfect under the sun. Naimwe bene bunshiku bumo mukasombola ico mulebyala, which is bitterness and hate.

  27. Neutral

    zambians, discuss/comment wth decency, y r u insulting and using unpalatable language to ur fellow beings? try 2 tame ur tangues.

  28. ZED

    the day iz abouty

  29. vern

    Umwana wampuku tachilika bwendo. You thought you can’t be toutched with your stealing loot. Suddenly you will be cut to your proper size.

  30. Mishelina

    Just accept your treason trial

  31. Chewe Kennedy

    HH cannot be Mandela no matter what. Let him accept the results and all will be well. Period!!

  32. Chichi 2

    You committed the offence on your own and u want people to accompany u to court? And which democracy are u talking about when there is no democracy in your party? Talking about rights, u duped your blind followers into voting against the bill of rights. Now u are crying for those same rights. Dance to the music sir.

  33. Aurent

    Comment: HH just come to your senses and humble yourself. My political opponent, humility is the best price to the hearts of would be voters.

  34. Joe p

    Madness is not only picking papers in the dump site….lets be human!!.

  35. CHRISTOPHER SILWAMBA

    Comment : BELIEVE ME YOU ME GOD OF ABRAHAM,ISAAC AND ISRAEL IS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE TO EVERY THING HAPPENING THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE HE IS THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE OF MAN KIND. C.SILLS

  36. Taabi mooba

    My presdnt hh,we ar praying fr u.

  37. Evermore

    CommentGod is great!

  38. Jonas Mwansa

    You Are A Great Man, Mr Hh, God Is In Control, Will Are Pray For You, Big Man ,

  39. Shex

    Well spoken

  40. young

    Let hh feel it cz it’s wat he deserve n he shud know dat boma ni boma

  41. kelvin ndalama

    You deserve it

  42. Tom

    Which people do you think will support you? Is it the same people whom you shamelessly grabbed land from or the people from other tribes you beat and chased. I feel sorry for you, your friehds tricked you into committing a crime so that they take over the leadership. Just pray that you will be aƧuitted,otherwise you will spend most of you time in prison while your friends will be enjoying outside jail. Have’nt you heard that the opposition leader in Tanzania has been arrested for insulting the President in that country. Just humble youself may be the judges will feel pity for you so that you are given a lighter sentence.

  43. Tom

    Which people do you think will support you? Is it the same people you chased from their land or those you mercelessly beaten because they were not from your region. just pray that you’ll not be convicted otherwise you’ii spend all your life in prison.while your friends who tricked you into committing a crime will be free enjoying themselves. As it is now they are busy positioning themselves for leadership. And when you are jailed everyone will forget about you dear. Too bad for you to lose everything because of one stupid mistake. In Tanzania an opposition leader has been arrested just calling a President names. I feel sorry for you.just humble youself mabe the judges might give you a lesser sentence.C

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