Police warns, cautions, HH

Hakainde Hichilema – HH
Hakainde Hichilema – HH

Police have recorded a warn and caution statement from UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema over 3 statements he made on February 25th this year.

During a media briefing in Lusaka recently, Mr. Hichilema is reported to have said that he receives intelligence information before it reaches President Edgar Lungu.

He also accused President Lungu of having spent ten million dollars to destabilize the UPND and that the head of state sent investigators to South Africa to investigate sources of funding for the UPND.

Police spokesperson Charity Chanda has told Journalists that the UPND leader opted to remain silent during interrogation.

Mrs. Chanda says police are continuing with the investigations.

Mr. Hichilema who arrived at Woodlands police station at 10:23 hours left the station at 11:30.

And his lawyer Jack Mwiimbu has told Journalists that the police are not working professionally.

He said it had to take President Lungu to express concern over the statement made by Mr. Hichilema for the police to act.

But Mrs. Chanda says the police started investigations before President Lungu commented on the matter.

Meanwhile, Shiwang’andu Member of Parliament Steven Kampyongo says opposition leaders should be responsible for the statements that they make.

Mr. Kampyongo who is also Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice President says leaders need to start taking responsibility for everything they do because they are not ordinary citizens.

He says Zambians must start scrutinizing the integrity of leaders in the country.

Mr. Kampyongo was speaking to the media in Lusaka on Wednesday morning.