UPND president Hakainde Hichilema says his party has got no legal, moral desire, intention, or capacity to interfere with the selection or removal of any traditional leader.
Hichilema in a statement said his jurisdiction only ends at working all traditional leaders and other stakeholders in fostering economic and social development to benefit all citizens in the country regardless of ethnic, religious, political, and other affiliations or artificial boundaries.
“We simply have no legal, moral desire or other basis to carry out such a mission. In as far as we are concerned, this is unattainable and well outside our cherished values, virtues and aspirations,” Hichilema said.
He said that he is aware of the desperation by some of his political opponents who want to drive a wedge of hatred against fellow citizens.
” For the record, I as Hakainde Hichilema, have never said or done anything against the Chitimukulu or the Bemba Royal Establishment,” said Hichilema.
“As a matter of fact, when the Patriotic Front (PF) was harassing the Chitimukulu with President Mr. Edgar Lungu as Home Affairs Minister deployed hundreds of police officers to prevent his ascension to the throne, I stood by the Chitimukulu and rendered support to him. History will absolve us on this matter.”
Chishimba Kambwili granted K100,000 cash bail
OPPOSITION National Democratic Congress (NDC) party leader Chishimba Kambwili has been granted K100,000 cash bail.
Reports a Mwebantu Court Reporter.
Lusaka principal resident magistrate David Simusamba ordered that Kambwili should provide two working sureties from reputable organisations who are also ordered to pay K100,000 each.
Kambwili was convicted and jailed to a year in prison on October 14, 2020 and has been incarcerated at Kamwala Remand Prison.
He was convicted for forgery and uttering a false document in relation to the registration of Mwamona Engineering and Technical Services at the Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA).