Police finally pick up HH

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema at a press conference in Lusaka-picture by Tenson Mkhala

Police have finally picked up UPND president Hakainde Hichilema this morning and have taken him to Woodlands Police Station for questioning.

This follows a raid at his New Kasama house last night seeking to arrest the opposition leader for failing to give way to President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade in Mongu on Sunday.

Police took Hichilema to the police station at around 11:00 hours, with Jack Mwiimbu and other lawyers accompanying the opposition leader.

Earlier, heavily armed police; who were still keeping vigil at the premises, turned away all journalists and party officials.

Other opposition leaders including MMD’s Nevers Mumba and Mike Mulongoti of the People’s Party have arrived at Woodlands Police Station to show solidarity to HH.

Meanwhile, after being turned away from HH’s house this morning, some UPND officials led by party secretary general Stephen Katuka sought audience with US Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz at the US Embassy.

The meeting was closed to the media.

Details later.

         

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