The State has defied a court order to bring incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to court in Lusaka. And the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)’s office has applied to take over the prosecution of the contempt of court case in which Hichilema is a complainant. Last week Magistrate Ireen Wishimanga ordered the commissioners of prisons and police to ensure that Hichilema, who is remanded at Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison in kabwe, was brought back to Lusaka Central Correctional Facility during the period under which the contempt case against National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili would be heard. Magistrate Wishimanga has since threatened to cite the Prison Authority and the Police Command for contempt of court should they defy her…...

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