Court orders State to return HH to Lusaka

Lusaka magistrate Ireen Wishimanga has ordered the commissioner of prisons and central province police commissioner to transfer Hakainde Hichilema back to Lusaka so that he is remanded at Central Prisons during a contempt of court case where he is a complainant.

The UPND leader’s contempt case against the Minister has been scheduled for Monday June 19 2017.

According to an order dated June 15th magistrate Wishimanga also directed the officer-in-charge at Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison to make necessary arrangements relating to the detention and transportation of the accused persons so that they are brought before her court for the pending case against Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili.

“It is hereby ordered and directed that the commissioner of prisons, the officer in charge of Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison, the officer-in-charge of Lusaka Central Pprison and all other relevant persons concerned with the detention and transportation of the complainants to make necessary arrangement for the complainants to be brought before this honorable court,” read part of an order.

Magistrate Wishimanga has also ordered that Hichilema should be remanded at Lusaka central prison until the case is disposed and determined.

An order has also been directed to police commissioner Lusaka province and the deputy commissioner of prisons.

Hichilema was transferred to Mukobeko on Friday last week after his treason case was committed to the high court for trial.

In this matter opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema asked the court to institute contempt of court proceedings against Sumaili over the prejudicial comments attributed to her that HH pushed lungu to the wall by not recognising him as the president.

He says the statement is highly prejudicial to his treason case.

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