Catholic Bishops meet Hichilema at Mukobeko prison

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The Catholic Bishops led by Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu have met incarcerated UPND president Hakainde Hichilema at Mukobeko Maximum Prisons.

The meeting took place on Thursday, July 2017 following the Bishops decision to facilitate dialogue between President Lungu and Hichilema. They had asked President Lungu when they met him at State House that they be allowed to visit Hichilema in prison.

The details of the meeting between Hichilema and the Bishops has not been made public.

In confirming the meeting UPND Deputy president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba said “the meeting was fruitful, cordial and candid and the details of the discussions remain confidential between President Hichilema and the Catholic Bishops.”

The two leaders – President Lungu and Hichilema have put conditions if the dialogue is to take place. Hichilema says he want his election petition heard by the courts while President Lungu wants to be recognised as winner of elections of 2016 the opposition has disputed.

This is the challenge the Catholic Church Bishops will face as they push for this dialogue.


12 Responses to Catholic Bishops meet Hichilema at Mukobeko prison

  1. If the petition should be heard first, how unfair is this to ECL? Does this provide unfair advantage to HH which he can manipulate later against ECL? If ECL should be recognised first, how unfair is this to HH? Does this provide unfair advantage to ECL which he can later manipulate against HH?

    July 21, 2017 at 7:45 am

  2. Daniel 3:16-18; The Hebrew boys stood their ground NOT to worship the idol but choose to be thrown in the lake of fire.

    The dared king Nebuchadnezzar, 17’If we are thrown into the blazing finance, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and He will rescue us from your hand, O king. 18 But even if He does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.’

    The Zambian people need to know the truth about the much talked about maulpractice in the 2016 elections. Who won? by what number? who cheated if that was there? Who did what wrong or what right? There will never be peace of mind if truth is hidden away from the public.

    So Hakainde Hichilema must know that God is watching over him in Mukobeko and let him remain faithful to God and Zambian people for which he wish to serve at one time or another. If God wants him to suffer so let it be. We pray for God’s will for him and for us all.

    God is watching.

    July 21, 2017 at 7:46 am

  3. In a paternal dispute its ridiculous for a suspected surrogate Father to insist that he is the Biological Father of the children and refuse to do a DNA Test.The DNA Test will establish whether or not the doubtful Father is the Real and Biological Father. So also it is absurd for Lungu to insist that he be recognized b4 the Petition is heard.The Petition Hearing will establish the true Winner of the 2016 Election. Why can’t Lungu just produce his evidence in Court proving that he won the Election and then the Court can declare him Winner and duly elected President. Lungu’s failure to do this in Court confirms the perception that he stole the 2016 Election from HH.As a constitutional Democracy, Zambians cannot condone the Rigging of Elections. If we accept that Lungu rigged the 2016 Election and do nothing what will stop Lungu from Rigging the 2021 Elections? What is the point of voting if we know our votes will be stolen and will not count? The Petition Hearing will provide answers to these questions as was done in Ghana.

    July 21, 2017 at 8:04 am

  4. @Frank this has nothing to do with being “unfair or fair”. It is about the integrity and the future of our Elections and Constitutional Democracy. We can’t say “Lungu stole the Election Victory from HH and becoz he is already in State House let him complete his stolen Term” Theft is a crime punishable at Law.If u allow a thief to go Scott free he will steal again. We don’t want the 2021 Election to be disputed so we must take corrective measures now.The Hearing of the Petition will inform the Nation on what went wrong and what needs to be corrected. Our Electoral Institutions must be reformed and restructured b4 2021 Elections. ECZ,Concourt,ZPS etc have to be restructured if Zambia is to have free,fair and credible Election in 2021. We have seen how a Disputed and Petitioned Election destroys our Economy and our well being.

    July 21, 2017 at 8:35 am

  5. How can he (Lungu) be recognized when alot of gen 12 forms which are used as authentic documents to declare results especially for most constituencies in lusaka,copperbelt,and northern provinces were not availed by ECZ. Is it normal in a democracy ?

    July 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

    • And you deliberately leave out the chasing of officials from Polling Stations in Southern Province. Because for rigging is for the winner when you lose.

      July 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm

  6. 14 days it was said is that ECL s problem

    July 21, 2017 at 11:17 am

  7. concentrate on development and poverty reduction – politics will not put food on your table, when yu lose 5 times, you need to rethink your strategy. madness is said to be doing the same thing and expecting different the results. i rest my case.

    Tonga Chief
    July 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm

  8. The entry point is politics and everything follows. why? politics has caused all this we are expriencing as a country. All we need is not the 14 days but who truly won the elections for August, 2016 period. Only this will restore peace for Zambia unlike the so-called threatening state of emergence.

    Sylvester Kambowa
    July 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm

  9. ECL should not demand a recognition precondition as he did not get the 51% vote his was below the constitutional requirement as he fell short and got a fraction of the 1% to make 51%. Both leaders ECL and Hichilema in a country strictly governed by laws would have gone for a run-off election of course amid cries of ‘Foul’ and ‘Cost’ by the PF who got so near! As it is Lungu still won by a simple majority which is no longer the law!

    July 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm

  10. You see we humans are sensitive and have become enemies to our own land…If we hear the petition and find out HH really lost … thing is the govt touched the evidence cases cause they are in charge more drama….
    If ECL lost Okay..on to the next one. .but trust me won’t b long before we hear HH n GBM this that this…

    SATA one true leader indeed!!!!

    July 21, 2017 at 8:09 pm

  11. Love one another people don’t dwell on politics. ..many people need help out there ..politicians we fighting over are comfortable ..children’s lives established. Twashala

    July 21, 2017 at 8:12 pm

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