Hichilema’s First High Court Attempt Set For Monday

The Lusaka High Court will on Monday hear incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s petition asking it to quash his unlawful arrest. High Court judge Betty Mungo’mba will hear Hichilema and the Attorney General pending determination of the petition on Monday. … Continued

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The Lusaka High Court will on Monday hear incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s petition asking it to quash his unlawful arrest. High Court judge Betty Mungo’mba will hear Hichilema and the Attorney General pending determination of the petition on Monday. And the Constitutional Court has set June 15 as date of hearing the petition in which Hichilema and his five co-accused asked it to strike out provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code which forbids those accused of committing capital offenses like treason and murder from getting bail. Last Monday, Hichilema, who has been behind bars for two months now, filed two separate petitions in the High Court and ConCourt, asking them to severe provisions of the law which bar courts from granting bail to suspects charged with murder, treason, aggravated robbery and other capital offenses. Hichilema is also seeking monetary compensation for unlawful arrest. The post Hichilema’s First High Court Attempt Set For Monday appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema Reminds Pres. Lungu Of Fallen Dictators Like Idi Amin, Mobutu & Pinochet

Jailbird Hakainde Hichilema has sent a veiled reminder to President Edgar Lungu suggesting the Head of State may end up like fallen dictators Idi Amin, Mobutu Sese Seko and Augusto Pinochet. Hichilema who was transferred from one prison to another … Continued

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Jailbird Hakainde Hichilema has sent a veiled reminder to President Edgar Lungu suggesting the Head of State may end up like fallen dictators Idi Amin, Mobutu Sese Seko and Augusto Pinochet. Hichilema who was transferred from one prison to another earlier today wrote a message entitled thoughts from Mukobeko. “No one, even the greatest oppressor has survived the wrath of God, where is Idi Amin, where is Mobutu Sese Seko, where is Pieter Botha, Kamuzu Banda, Augusto Pinochet, Hassne Habre, all these are examples of dictators and oppressors that thought they would never have an appointment with either death or the law,” Hichilema writes BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT FROM HICHILEMA THOUGHTS FROM MUKOBEKO PRISON Fellow citizens, we can confirm that we have been moved to Mukobeko Maximum Prison in Kabwe. We arrived a few minutes ago. We don’t know what is happening but we are not bothered by processes. We are only concerned about one thing; the freedom of this country. Our spirits are intact, we might look weary from the physical point of view but be assured that our spirits are intact. Let not you who are out there sympathise with us, sympathise with those children who are not in school, the over six million Zambians who are poor and cannot afford a meal a day. Sympathise with those relatives who are HIV positive but have relapsed because the Government cannot provide ARVs, those girls who are abandoning class because they cannot afford sanitary towels due to financial constraints while Government spends money on worthless pursuits, essentially chasing the wind. Those and many others are the people with whom we should sympathise. We do not know when we are going to be released or if at all we will be released, but that is not bothering us, all we know is that what we are fighting for is worth for us to die if that is what it means. And we are not worried about death either, because there are a million others who will carry on with the fight for a proper democracy to work in Zambia. No one, even the greatest oppressor has survived the wrath of God, where is Idi Amin, where is Mobutu Sese Seko, where is Pieter Botha, Kamuzu Banda, Augusto Pinochet, Hassne Habre, all these are examples of dictators and oppressors that thought they would never have an appointment with either death or the law. But as we say about education, death is an equaliser. The persecuting champions of today will be the people needing help from the paupers of today. Colleagues, we habour no hatred for anyone, we habour no ill wishes, we are Christians, we pray for those that transgress us; that way we live in peace with ourselves and not carry hate which is itself a live coal that burns the one carrying it. This is our country and as long as we live we shall do what is right for the country and create a country that will serve its citizens and not a few despotic individuals. In Luke 23:28 it is recorded that our lord Jesus Christ said this ‘But Jesus turned and said to them “daughters of Jerusalem, don’t weep for me, but weep for yourselves and your children.â€â€™ This is what I leave with you today colleagues. God Bless Zambia. The post Hichilema Reminds Pres. Lungu Of Fallen Dictators Like Idi Amin, Mobutu & Pinochet appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema’s Wife Weeps; “They’re Determined To Kill Hakainde”

Incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s wife, Mutinta, this afternoon wept as she talked to journalists following the abrupt transfer of her husband from Lusaka Central Prison to Mukobeko Maximum Prison in Kabwe. Mutinta accused the Zambian government of attempting to … Continued

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Incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s wife, Mutinta, this afternoon wept as she talked to journalists following the abrupt transfer of her husband from Lusaka Central Prison to Mukobeko Maximum Prison in Kabwe. Mutinta accused the Zambian government of attempting to eliminate Hichilema because he was a political threat to their ambition of holding on to power. “They never came to arrest Hakainde here, they came to kill and they are still determined to kill my husband. Anyway my God is watching. The same God that saved my husband that night is the same God who is going to save him even now,” she said in between sobs. Mutinta wondered how the rest of the country was watching as Hichilema is tortured and humiliated at the hands of political powers. “They are saying that Zambia is not a dictator, this is a dictator. This is a full blown dictator. If as a wife am not told where my husband has been taken to, am the next of keen, his family members are not told and you say this is a democracy? “I don’t know where this country is going. Am afraid, if people can just move into somebody’s house without any permit, without any warrant, they come and break the house and the whole nation is watching. “They come to the house to come and kill and the whole nation is watching, this is what has happened to Hakainde,” she said. Mutinta says justice will one day prevail and her husband will walk to freedom. “I am appealing to all the people of Zambia, I know you are praying, the people of Zambia are praying, we have no weapons. “UPND people have got no weapons, they have got no police to run to, they have got no guns, our guns are our prayers. “The people of Zambia are crying, but the tears will not just go in vain, one day! My husband will walk to freedom and justice shall prevail,†she said. Mutinta said the delay in disposing of Hichilema’s treason case that has dragged for two months now was a gimmick to keep him behind bars. The post Hichilema’s Wife Weeps; “They’re Determined To Kill Hakainde” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pilato Pens Emotional Solidarity Message To Hichilema; “Don’t Lose Hope, Don’t U-Turn On Your Dream”

Satirical singer Pilato has written an emotional note giving troubled opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema encouragement following the decision to transfer him from the Lusaka Central Prision to Mukobeko Maximum in Kabwe. Hichilema is 48 hours shy of clocking two months … Continued

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Satirical singer Pilato has written an emotional note giving troubled opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema encouragement following the decision to transfer him from the Lusaka Central Prision to Mukobeko Maximum in Kabwe. Hichilema is 48 hours shy of clocking two months behind bars after he was violently arrested and charged with the non bailable offense of treason. Pilato, who recently announced his allegiance to the ruling Patriotic Front, urges Hichilema to take heart and remain strong in the midst of the political persecution he is enduring. “I am a human being and my humanity is tempted to feel sorry for you. I would have loved to visit you even for a minute and shake hands with you once again but that may not be possible for me to do right now. “Sir, if ever you get to read this letter please read it not with your mind but with your heart because this is not a product of my intellect but of my heart,” Pilato writes. The singer whose political songs have added flair to the scene has urged Hichilema to count himself among the luminaries of this world in his bid to liberate the country. “Think about the tallest tree sir, before the tree reaches its highest peak it first goes under with the roots. Think about Jesus Christ, before his resurrection he first had to be buried. Everything that has ever gone up has always dwelled under. “Think about the labour ward where our sisters and mothers give birth to life, its the place of pain but the joy that awaits is greater do you notice that the grave has the best flowers than the labour ward? “Sir, the prison is such a terrible place, its a place of pain and misery but thats where great minds find inspiration,” he adds. BELOW IS PILATO’S FULL OPEN LETTER TO HICHILEMA Dear Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, Sir I hope you find strength in every breath you take during this episode of your life. I am a human being and my humanity is tempted to feel sorry for you. I would have loved to visit you even for a minute and shake hands with you once again but that may not be possible for me to do right now. Sir, if ever you get to read this letter please read it not with your mind but with your heart because this is not a product of my intellect but of my heart. Mr. Hakainde sir, please cherish this period of your life as everything you have dared to stand for is being put to test. I do not feel sorry for you at all but i admire you sir. You are lucky and blessed. Sir, think about the tallest building, before the last brick was put, the builders first had to dig deeper. Think about the tallest tree sir, before the tree reaches its highest peak it first goes under with the roots. Think about Jesus Christ, before his ressurection he first had to be buried. Everything that has ever gone up has always dwelled under. Think about the labour ward where our sisters and mothers give birth to life, its the place of pain but the joy that awaits is greater do you notice that the grave has the best flowers than the labour ward? Sir, the prison is such a terrible place, its a place of pain and misery but thats where great minds find inspiration. If Jesus Christ who raised the dead, healed the sick and fed thousands was chained and condemned to death who are we to escape the mediocrity of humanity. Mr. Hakainde sir, you are in the labour ward of dreams whilst the grave yards are glistening with flowers of comfort and illusions of freedom. While you spend each minute reflecting those outside that prison are losing themselves in pleasure. I do admire you sir, your story shall be told with great detail. Do not lose hope, do not u-turn on your dreams. While it may appear hard and impossible, it is not. There are those who find comfort in calling you the Nelson Mandela, i find that insulting to you for you are not a copy of any other person but your own. Your story is not to become like Mandela but to become the Hakainde Hichilema from a little village in Monze. Lastly, as difficult this period may be to you and your family, i think its a moment to rejoice. Those who believe in the future can see beyond the smoke. Thank you sir The post Pilato Pens Emotional Solidarity Message To Hichilema; “Don’t Lose Hope, Don’t U-Turn On Your Dream” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Narcotic Officers Testify in Over 100 KG Cannabis Trial

[Daily Observer] Two narcotic officers Tuesday testified as prosecution witnesses in an alleged over 100kg of suspected cannabis involving Yusupha Njie, 75 and Wally Faye, 62 before Magistrate Malafy Jarju of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

[Daily Observer] Two narcotic officers Tuesday testified as prosecution witnesses in an alleged over 100kg of suspected cannabis involving Yusupha Njie, 75 and Wally Faye, 62 before Magistrate Malafy Jarju of the Banjul Magistrates' Court.

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State to File Preliminary Objection in Kawsu Jaiteh’s Alleged Theft Case

[Daily Observer] A state counsel handling the prosecution of an alleged theft and cheating case involving Kawsu Jaiteh, Wednesday told a Banjul Magistrates’ Court that they intended to file a preliminary objection to challenge the defence motion that w…

[Daily Observer] A state counsel handling the prosecution of an alleged theft and cheating case involving Kawsu Jaiteh, Wednesday told a Banjul Magistrates' Court that they intended to file a preliminary objection to challenge the defence motion that was seeking for the court to dismiss the suit for lack of jurisdiction.

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HMD Charity Supports Needy Families

[Daily Observer] The holy month of Ramadan is a blessed period during which Samaritans and companies reach out to vulnerable families to show love and care. It is against this backdrop that HMD Charity, a foundation that aims to help make a difference …

[Daily Observer] The holy month of Ramadan is a blessed period during which Samaritans and companies reach out to vulnerable families to show love and care. It is against this backdrop that HMD Charity, a foundation that aims to help make a difference within the society recently extended magnanimity to 26 Muslim families in the country.

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Bajo-Led Gff Exco Meets President Barrow

[Daily Observer] The president of The Gambia Football Federation Lamin Kabba Bajo on Wednesday 7th June led the Executive Committee of the Football Federation to its chief patron and President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Mr. Adama Bar…

[Daily Observer] The president of The Gambia Football Federation Lamin Kabba Bajo on Wednesday 7th June led the Executive Committee of the Football Federation to its chief patron and President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Mr. Adama Barrow at his office in Fajara.

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