Simusamba brings HH treason case forward

UPND supporter displays HH's placard at Court-Picture By Tenson Mkhala

Lusaka principal resident magistrate David Simusamba has set June 8 for hearing on whether or not to commit treason accused Hakainde Hichilema to the High Court for trial.

The decision was arrived at after Hichilema’s lawyers and the state advocates met in the magistrate’s chambers to hear an application to abridge time.

Hichilema’s lawyer Mulambo Haimbe had asked the court to bring his clients earlier than the scheduled date.

When the matter came up state advocate Chimbeka Sakala did not object to the application to bring Hichilema earlier than the stated date of June 12.

“In fact, we are more than happy. It has always been our intention that the matter is committed,” said Sakala.

On May 19, Haimbe filed a notice to abridge time in which he asked the court to bring the accused to court on May 30 but the magistrate was not available and only returned from Ndola on Monday.

Hichilema and five others are accused of usurping the executive powers of the state.

         

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THE BEATING OF SOME ONE FOR CELEBRATING THE LOSS OF UNDER 20 IS UNACCEPTABLE AND ITS BARBARIC IN A DEMOCRACY CHRISTIAN ZAMBIA.WE LOST THE GAME BUT THATS NOT A WAR . MAY BE WE LOST BECAUSE OF OUR SINS AS WE CHEATED GOD THAT WE ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION WHEN NOT.OUR LIES ARE CATCHING UP WITH US NOW.YOU SEE THE ITALIANS PLAYERS NEVER SHOWED US THAT THEY GO TO CHURCH ON THE PITCH .OUR BOYS WHO DONT EVEN KNOW HOW THE INSIDE OF THE CHURCH LOOKS LIKE WERE ALL OVER SHOWING IT WAS THE POWER OF PRAYERS ..ILA LESA ILALINGANYA… Read more »
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