In this video, Mazabuka UPND member of parliament Garry Nkombo says Hakainde Hichilema is in high spirits despite being kept under “pathetic conditions”.

Nkombo was briefing journalists and fellow MPs after visiting HH at Mukobeko Maximum Prison in Kabwe today.

The UPND MPs arrived at the prison around 12:00 hours hoping to visit their leader but police barred them from entering saying Sunday was not part of the designated visitation days.

However, HH’s wife Mutinta was allowed to visit her husband along with the wives of his co-accused.

After negotiating for over 30 minutes, police allowed Nkombo to go in and visit HH.

“The president is very grateful for the effort that everyone has made to come and see him. As you are aware yesterday our vice-president could not access the president because they said it was not a visiting day… The president is in very high spirits but suffice to say that the conditions of his welfare are pathetic, they are not good,” said Nkombo.

“So we will disperse and come back on Tuesday, the way it will be is it will be 12 days as it has been in Lusaka. The president says continue praying for him but we are certain that there will be a bright morning.”

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