They confined me in a cell with urine, faeces for 5 days – HH

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I slept on a cold floor for five days when they knew I had not committed a crime, complains Hakainde Hichilema.

In a brief narration of his life behind bars since his incarceration two weeks ago at Lusaka Central Prison, the UPND leader complained that he did not understand why he was being treated in an inhuman way when investigations ought to have been conducted first before arresting him.

“You arrest a citizen who has not committed a crime, you arrest them, you destroy their property, you vandalise their property, you gas them with poisonous gas for 15 hours from 21:00 hours to 11:00 hours in the morning the following day, (someone) you know is innocent out of hatred! Out of dictatorship, you arrest a citizen and throw them in solitary confinement in a cell with faecal matter, urine, faeces in there for five days I was being tortured. They brought in people unknown to me late in the night when I was not allowed visitors, not even my wife. I slept on the floor for five days, on a cold floor when they knew I had not committed a crime,” Hichilema said.

He said the State should have investigated the matter first before arresting him.

“This is hatred, this is hegemonic. Then you go and arrest my relatives in Mongu, all these are my relatives, out of the thousands of people that were there on a road. They were probably three to 400 vehicles. He bypassed three to 400 vehicles when he was coming from behind and he chooses me out of the 400 vehicles and occupants and charges me for treason! This is inhuman, this is dictatorship,” said Hichilema.

And his wife Mutinta said the continuous detention of her husband was politically motivated.

“They just want to keep him out of circulation and we know the motive behind this. They want to kill UPND by detaining its leader,” said Mutinta.

When the matter came up on Wednesday for ruling on preliminary issues raised by the defence, among them that the treason charge should be quashed, Lusaka magistrate Greenwell Malumani said the treason charge was bad at law and that “a bad charge is no charge at all” but indicated that he did not have powers to quash it.

Magistrate Malumani also said a bad charge cannot be amended, although he allowed the State to submit a fresh indictment of treason against Hichilema which would be heard in the High Court.

The State however produced the indictment accompanying other charges with an addition of overt acts allegedly committed by Hichilema on which they say the treason charge should be sustained.

In Overt Act one, the state claimed that on April 5, Hichilema, together with others, conspired to mobilise an advance party to ensure that he was to be accorded the status of President of the Republic of Zambia at the Kuomboka Ceremony in Mongu.

In Overt Act two, the state submitted that on April 8, Hichilema and over 60 other unknown people and being on a convoy of motor vehicles on the Mongu Limulunga Road did obstruct the presidential motorcade, an act that was likely to cause death or grievous harm to the President of the Republic of Zambia, in order to usurp the executive power of the state – Mast Newspaper.

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23 Responses to They confined me in a cell with urine, faeces for 5 days – HH

  1. Let them do their worst; we shall do our best.

    Johannes
    May 2, 2017 at 8:27 pm
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    • Bushe uunya amafi my ma cells no nani?

      Banda jagulani
      May 7, 2017 at 10:51 am
      Reply

    • Bushe uunya amafi mu ma cells no nani?

      Banda jagulani
      May 7, 2017 at 10:52 am
      Reply

  2. Whose feaces are these? Were the feaces there before?

    Banda jagulani
    May 2, 2017 at 8:35 pm
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  3. HH you have to undergo what you are going thru. You have to be tested for leadership. It is a normal process and I assume you, you shall rule. Go through those hardships process I again guarantee you to be the next president of Zambia. You are a tested leader now.!
    Lungu, Kampyongo and Kaizer Zulu will pay after there tenure in office.
    Never be cheated that Bembas are not with you. It’s lie today people are educated, politicians can not manipulate every one. I’m Bemba from Kasama and you have my vote 2021.

    JM
    May 2, 2017 at 11:00 pm
    Reply

  4. fili uko tuya

    pelint
    May 3, 2017 at 7:20 am
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  5. With this level of persecution Christians for Lungu want to tell u Lungu is a man of God. To the contrary Lungu is the Devil Incarnate and u can see the Pain and suffering that Lungu is inflicting on HH for the sake of retaining power.HH is being punished for having won the 2016 Election and for Petitioning the stolen Election.Lungu is trying to break HH’s spirits and force him to concede defeat and recognize Lungu the Vote Thief as Legitimate President of Zambia. To HH pse remain strong and in time all this suffering and pain will come to pass.Why is AU and SADC allowing Lungu to do this to HH? Its high time these 2 bodies intervene and mediate the Election Dispute b4 Zambia is engulfed into a Civil War.Let the Petition be heard in Court.

    Mumba
    May 3, 2017 at 7:45 am
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    • Add that round faced two-timing angel of darkness Rupiah Bwezani Chalo Kumbuyo Banda

      Bulanda
      May 4, 2017 at 10:32 pm
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  6. Yes, whose faeces and urine were those if he was in solitary confinement? Maybe they had just relocated other inmates who left the mountain of faeces and did not bother to clear that just to break the man down. Whatever the case, Zambian police cells can break one down, they are not fit for humans. I have seen these things – faeces forming a heap I would call a mountain, on a non-flushing pitlatrine. It is simply hair-raising.

    M.M.
    May 3, 2017 at 7:46 am
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  7. Ok Mudala HH nio kosa to survive mu ma areas aya for this long.#freeHH#Staystrong.

    Alutacontinua
    May 3, 2017 at 8:36 am
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  8. This is the way Lungu treats the Leader of the Opposition in Zambia and then we are told Lungu is a Christian.The Bible says do unto you what u would want others to do to you or those who live by the Sword will die by the Sword. What Lungu is doing to HH is Satanic and one of these days Lungu will pay the price for this cruelty. What is disappointing is that there is silence at AU and SADC. These 2 Bodies must realize that Zambia is led by Crooks and Criminals who are desperate to retain power at all costs and can kill for it. This crisis in Zambia is crying out for AU and SADC Mediation b4 Lungu drives this country into a fully fledged Civil War.Meantime may God bless HH in this time of need. He needs to remain strong and focused. This pain and suffering will come to pass.

    Mwansa
    May 3, 2017 at 11:49 am
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  9. Late Shamwana was subjected to the same treatment – mountains and flowing faecal matter! In this age and era!
    HH will come out a very angry man and ECL, out of fear, will try everything possible to silence the man or prevent him from becoming President!
    Why do people call Mr Chagwa Lungu a humble Christian?
    Only explanation is found in Genesis 6:5

    Concerned citizen
    May 3, 2017 at 1:57 pm
    Reply

  10. Kaunda suffered more than you HH .Please there is nothing special about you be there and wait for the courts to handle your case.

    George Mundia
    May 3, 2017 at 5:58 pm
    Reply

    • Fool! George Mundia, use your head.

      Bulanda
      May 4, 2017 at 10:35 pm
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  11. I’m bemba, where it is wrong it is wrong.where are the men of God? are they also suppoting the killing of an innocent soul for the sake of 2021 elections? only a foolish person can support this rubbish.now it quite clear that it was just a set up.all this is happening in order to kill the election pertition, killing strong opposition party e.g zimbabwe,retain 2021 power by force. release him.mwalaimye fyongo.atase.

    true.
    May 3, 2017 at 11:10 pm
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  12. if HH is not a threat to pf,why do they want to kill him then? if they are innocent of not stealing the elections, simple,go to court.may I ask this question:why is that all political foolishness such as rigging,dictatorship,killing the opposition,takes place in africa only? why can’t this rubbish also be found in europe oe america? why? are we cursed as a continent?

    africa.
    May 3, 2017 at 11:19 pm
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  13. How will politicians improve the conditions in our prisons if they have no idea what goes on there? And at what point is this guy going to come to reality and sanity and acknowledge there are things he has done wrong for him to land in the cells?!!! FRANKLY- THIS IS NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON I WOULD WANT FOR THE PRESIDENT OF MY COUNTRY. WE HAVE HAVE SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES GOING ON HERE AND PROFESSIONAL HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED.

    MAUDEN SHULA
    May 4, 2017 at 4:29 pm
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  14. Where is GBM

    chilu
    May 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm
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  15. Lungu is very evil. Where are the Christians for Lungu to advise him about respecting other human beings?

    Truth Speaker
    May 8, 2017 at 7:48 pm
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  16. Chiluba came out of prison crying like a baby and vowing not to listen to friends who were never there during his incarceration

    Phiri
    May 10, 2017 at 9:57 pm
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  17. We are not happy with what is happening in zambia,we love U HH,U DIN’T COMMIT ANY SIN,ALL THOSE ARE FAKE CHARGES ON U.WE ARE PRAYING FOR U ALL THE TIME.WE LOVE U BRO TOO,

    MUNDIA
    May 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm
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