by Abraham Kalito on 18 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 18 Jul 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 18 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 18 Jul 2018
- Goal Diggers
by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 18 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 18 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 17 Jul 2018by Abraham Kalito on 16 Jul 2018
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Jul 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Jul 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 17 Jul 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 17 Jul 2018
- Editor's Choice
by Percy Chanda, UPND on 15 Jun 2018by Elias Munshya on 11 Jun 2018by Akashambatwa Mbikusita-Lewanika on 31 May 2018by Chibamba Kanyama on 25 May 2018
by Mirriam Chabala on 13 Jul 2018by Chense Chola on 7 Jul 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 22 Jun 2018by Felix Kashweka on 30 May 2018
- Guest Diggers
by Sampa Kabwela on 14 Jul 2018by Chibamba Kanyama on 9 Jul 2018by Netsanet Belay - Amnesty International on 25 Jun 2018by Kalaki on 24 Jun 2018
Magistrate adjourns HH’s treason case to May 4By Mukosha Funga on 27 Apr 2017
Lusaka magistrate David Simusamba has allowed an inquiry into whether the treason charge which UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is facing can hold in court.
And Magistrate Simusamba adjourned the treason case involving UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to May 4, 2017 after the State and HH’s defence team agreed to the preliminary inquiry.
The treason case was called this morning around 09:50 before magistrate David Simusamba where the state responded to the preliminary issues raised by the defence.
HH’s lawyers yesterday submitted that Magistrate Simusamba had the power to make an order for the holding of a preliminary inquiry where the accused persons were appearing before it for offenses triable by the High Court.
Responding to the application, state prosecutor MP Lungu said: “We wish to state that we are not opposed to the said application. However your honour if it is pleasing to this honorable court, we have agreed with the defense team that the matter be adjourned…”
Before she could finish with her submission, HH’s sympathisers booed and murmured in disagreement, forcing magistrate Simusamba to order the court attendees who were standing to leave.
After a five minutes break, magistrate Simusamba warned HH’s sympathisers, saying his court would not tolerate disruptions.
“That should serve as a warning. I appreciate the fact that one of the accused is a politician but my court will not tolerate disruptions. In future I will order the court cleared,” magistrate Simusamba warned.
Lungu then completed her submission, saying the state had agreed to adjourn the matter to May 4 for a preliminary inquiry.
Magistrate Simusamba adjourned the matter to May 4, 2017 for a preliminary inquiry.
Meanwhile, HH’s wife Mutinta told journalists after seeing off her visibly downcast husband that the state just wanted to keep him in detention for nothing.
“They want to detain my husband for nothing because there is no charge here. They have started buying people so that they kill the party and they also want to kill my husband,” said Mutinta.
Yesterday magistrate Greenwell Malumani granted HH and his co-accused K10,000 bail in their own recognizance with two working sureties each but because of the treason charge, which is non bailable, they remain remanded in custody.
About Mukosha Funga
Mukosha Funga is a Zambian journalist interested in good governance and anti corruption reporting.
- Nga HH chipuba, chipuba chesu – UPND - 18 Jul 2018
- Zambia first in Africa to launch e-health care program – Foote - 18 Jul 2018
- Unrepentant Siwale says Mambilima is a foreigner, abetting a criminal President - 16 Jul 2018
- Tanzanian woman dies in COMESA inferno - 13 Jul 2018
- Lungu sends 5 ministers to re-negotiate Chinese debt - 11 Jul 2018
- Police record 487 deaths from 7,713 road accidents in 3 months
- Improved e-voucher system will benefit farmers – Katambo
- Kalaba wonders why “custom-made” fire tenders couldn’t stop COMESA fire
- PF promised Zambians heaven, but delivered hell – Kakoma
- Kapwepwe becomes new COMESA SG, as Lungu demands equity from block
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend