Zambian Watchdog

Updated: HH arrested, to appear in court at 14:00 hrs today

January 17
09:21 2013

hhOpposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has been arrested in Lusaka on a charge of insulting President Michael Sata.

Hichilema who was summoned at the Police Headquarters Thursday morning has been arrested in connection with the statement he (HH) allegedely issued regarding the protection by President Sata of Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba from attending interviews at Anti-Corruption Commission – ACC.

Hichilema was moved to Woodlands Police Station to formalize the arrests and charges. He has since been given police bond and is expected to appear in court this afternoon.

The Police has been persuing Hichilema since Tuesday when they attempted to arrest him from the courtroom where he was attending a court session. There was another attempt at his Kabulonga house on Wednesday.

Mr. Hichilema was briefly detained at Woodlands Police station before being granted a Kr500 bail and will appear at magistrate court this afternoon where he will take plea.

 

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