Mr. Hichilema says he was particularly humbled with the reception he got from miners commonly known as Jerabos, the same people who wanted to kill him during his radio appearance at a local radio station.
Mr. Hichilema was accompanied with a long convoy of vehicles by the Jerabos chanting aleisa aleisa is in Kitwe for court appearance in a matter in which he is charged with contempt of court over his remarks on the Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda.
And one of the Jerabos representative said they were misled to go and attack Mr. Hichilema in Ndola last time, an action in which they regretted and apologized.
In response Mr. Hichilema told supporters and Jerabos that he had a big heart and immediately hugged his attackers and forgave them.
In several other meetings held on the Copperbelt, the UPND leader said he fully sympathized with the poverty levels in the area, especially on the failure by mine contractors to pay workers salaries on time.
Hichilema said he was in Kitwe at short notice for court appearance and promised to be going there more often so that he could fully provide the missing leadership on the Copperbelt and in Zambia.
Mr. Hichilema said the evil elements that were fighting to unseat Mr. Sata were within the PF as revealed by themselves.
( Wednesday 27th August 2014 )