HH cries foul, most harassed political leader

Hakainde Hichilema
Hakainde Hichilema

United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema says he is the most harassed political leader in the country since 1991.

Addressing his supporters at the Lusaka Magistrate Court complex this morning soon after the case in which he is charged with publication of false news with intent to alarm the nation was adjourned; Mr. Hichilema said he sometimes wonders why he is harassed by the government.

Mr Hichilema assured his supporters that he will never take their support for granted considering that they are always on his side.

The UPND leader has since encouraged his supporters to be strong and always seek strengthen from God to move forward.


Meanwhile the case in which Mr Hichilema is charged with publication of false news with intent to alarm the nation has been adjourned to 2nd and 12th December, 2014 for commencement of trial.

When the matter came up for trial before Magistrate Aridah Chuulu this morning, the state applied for an adjournment stating that witnesses were not ready to proceed with the matter.

This is the fourth time the matter has been adjourned.

Former Patriotic Front Secretary General Wynter Kabimba was to appear as the State’s first witness in the matter.

Mr Hichilema’s case originates from a statement he made that the Patriotic Front had sent its cadres to Sudan to be trained as militias.
( Wednesday 24th September 2014 )