The UPND says president Hakainde Hichilema will only appear before police in Ndola on Tuesday next week after attending a funeral of his late aunt Chieftainness Choongo.

Earlier yesterday, UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma told News Diggers that Hichilema was ready to appear before the police tomorrow as earlier planned and envited the media to travel and cover the event.

Hichilema too said he was geared to face the police in Ndola, but in a statement this morning the opposition party says it has since asked the police to postponed the meeting to next week Tuesday following the death of the traditional leader.

“We wish to advise that the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema will not be traveling to Ndola this Wednesday 14th November 2018. This is in order to allow him attend the burial ceremony of his late aunt Her Royal Highness Chieftainess Choongo of Bweengwa Constituency, in Monze District,” said Kakoma.

“Mr. Hichilema will avail himself for police summons next week on Tuesday 20th November 2018 in Ndola. The UPND family must continue with the same spirit of being united amidst all these challenges affecting our leader. We commit our President in God’s hands as he goes through these trying moments.”