HH visits Mutinta M’membe as police deny her bond

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Hakainde Hichilema today visited Mast Newspaper director Mutinta Mazoka M’membe and her bodyguards who are detained at Kabwata police station.

And police have refused to release her on police bond on grounds that the arresting officer is not available.

Mrs M’membe was arrested Wednesday around 17:00 hours after armed state police stormed her residence along Nangwenya road in Lusaka’s Rhodespark area in search of her husband, the prominent journalist Fred M’membe.

Hichilema, who was accompanied by his wife Mutina, described the police’s treatment of Mrs M’membe as unfortunate and and inhumane.

Speaking to journalists during the visit, the UPND leader called on the police to remain true to upholding and protecting citizens as opposed to harassing them.

“Our country is fast being turned into a dictatorship especially with harassment of private media institutions and machinations of pulling out of certain important international protocols, but we will not allow such,” Hichilema charged.

He however sympathized with the police, saying he understood that they are merely being used as tools to settle personal scores on innocent citizens.

Hichilema later proceeded to Zambia Police Headquarters to push for a bond together with Mrs M’membe’s lawyers.

 

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16 Responses to HH visits Mutinta M’membe as police deny her bond

  1. that is my president

    njonjolo
    February 16, 2017 at 4:24 pm
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    • HH there is nothing like dictatorship. Whatever is done must be within law of the State. If you breach you are in for punishment. For not paying ZRA what would you be getting if you were the president? Arrogance does not pay. Operate within laws and you will be a respected citizen.

      SENIOR BINO
      February 17, 2017 at 8:52 am
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    • Indeed your president alone(single) not our President njonjolo.

      SENIOR BINO
      February 17, 2017 at 8:54 am
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  2. Is there no law in zambia ,law I mean law the police enforce, is it everyone doing what they want are the police not answerable to anyone.
    Is there evidence of abuse ,however most of Zambian especially politicians like to tell lies .

    nshilimubemba
    February 16, 2017 at 4:54 pm
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  3. RUBBISH

    pelint
    February 16, 2017 at 5:16 pm
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  4. instead of troubling mmembe trouble de economy which is dwindling every after one second

    hbhb
    February 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm
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    • Precisely the point.The economy is in trouble because the likes of M’Membe deliberately are avoiding or refusing to pay tax to ZRA.

      Dominic
      February 17, 2017 at 2:27 pm
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  5. Next time police come to effect a search or arrest warrant, go sit on a lawn chair, call your legal counsel and wait quietly as they turn your house upside down. The call your maid service a get it cleaned up.
    Being a shupa woman should be left to people that you pay for that.

    smart banda
    February 17, 2017 at 5:11 am
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  6. Fred mmembe should know that even in the usa, defacing or damaging or destroying a federal / govt document is illegal.
    Tell your wife and make sure the family lawyer is on her speed dial.
    Don’t leave town without her. Now she’s in chooks. You are in sunny Jamaica

    smart banda
    February 17, 2017 at 5:16 am
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  7. RB at it Edgar don’t forget this will apply to you and your minions. That is how Zambian politics are. HH don’t celebrate yet you are one and the same, holding grudges against you fellow politicians. You are all just the same you guys. You enrich yourselves at the expense of a poor Zambian. RB old man, smile today, tomorrow it will be you in the courts of law. You did nothing for this country other than stealing. You got to be ashamed of yourself and your DORA Siliya, you are just a set of thieves and malicious people. Be ashamed. Ba Fred you sins have caught up with you, you thought you could bush anybody? Today you being pushed, we thank God that you not infallible and you paying for your sins for illegally controlling this country through the late Micheal Sata. Remember Fred, that whatever goes up one day will come down.

    Neliya
    February 17, 2017 at 7:05 am
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    • Very good analysis ba Neliya. This is actually what all politicians are. Very few are there to work for the people but to steal from the people. Ba Mmembe was very powerful and untouchable. Today he is running away from his family and his country. Lesa tewakwangalila…alikwata umulinganya. Even baRB at one point he will pay for sins he commited during his rule. God bless Zambia.

      Ndimubemba Inkonko
      February 17, 2017 at 8:15 am
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  8. HH there is nothing like dictatorship. Whatever is done must be within law of the State. If you breach you are in for punishment. For not paying ZRA what would you be getting if you were the president? Arrogance does not pay. Operate within laws and you will be a respected citizen.

    SENIOR BINO
    February 17, 2017 at 8:48 am
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  9. Where is the arresting officer working from today? knowing that the person in custody has money and will definitely ask for a bond!

    Yellow Power
    February 17, 2017 at 11:44 am
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  10. Where is the arresting officer working from today? knowing that the person in custody has money and will definitely ask for a bond

    Yellow Power
    February 17, 2017 at 11:45 am
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  11. Where is the arresting officer working from today knowing that the person in custody has money and will definitely ask for a bond

    Yellow Power
    February 17, 2017 at 11:46 am
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  12. Zambians should learn not to politic on any situation.Mutinta M’Membe got into problems the moment she violently tore a Police call out for her husband.She had the right to refuse acceptance of the document.HH should avoid having night mares on Lungu and educate his supporters how to behave once the law visits them.Nobody wins by being stubborn to Police.

    Dominic
    February 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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