UPND resolve to use political solution to secure HH’s immediately release

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HH is being detained by Police on treason charges

The opposition UPND supreme organ, the National Management Committee and Members of Parliament have held an extraordinary meeting and resolved to take a political route to secure their leader’s release immediately.

Hakainde Hichilema who has been remanded in prison for 22 days now is charged for treason, whose sentence in Zambia is a death.

In a press release below to Zambian Eye, UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma has announced the resolutions made at the party’s National Management Committee meeting which met for the first time after the arrest of Hichilema.

The Supreme Organ of the United Party For National Development ( UPND) , National Management Committee (NMC) today held its first meeting after the arrest and detention of party President Hakainde Hichilema. This was an Extraordinary Meeting of the NMC at which UPND Members of Parliament were invited to attend and participate.
The meeting resolved generally and as follows:
1. President Hakainde Hichilema should be released immediately and without conditions.
2. The incarceration of President Hakainde Hichilema is politically motivated and requires a political solution. The NMC concluded that the aim of the Patriotic Front ( PF) is to (a) eliminate HH politically by jailing him for more than 6 months so that he is disqualified from standing again in future Presidential Elections.
(B) Eliminate the UPND by arresting it’s leaders and crippling it’s ability to organise and perform its functions so that PF has no serious competition in future elections.
(C) Kill HH if possible. The excessive force used to raid on his house without a warrant and destruction of his gate, doors, windows and teargasing of his rooms was aimed at eliminating him.
3. While the lawyers are pursuing the legal approach to release HH, as a political party, the UPND should pursue peaceful and lawful political activism to mount pressure on the authorities to release HH.
4. The Kuomboka ceremony incidence cannot legally amount to treason to warrant the hanging of HH . At best, it can only amout to a traffic offence which HH did not personally commit.
5. The UPND commends the international community for refusing to accept the treason charge on HH and demanding for his realise. We call on all Embassies accredited to Zambia, international bodies such as SADC , the African Union, European Union, the United Nations, Amnesty International, the Liberal network, Conservatives in the UK , Republicans in USA, the International Monetary Fund and other institutions to take interest in the violation of human rights and installation of dictatorship in Zambia. We appeal to the international community to intervene in Zambia.
6. The UPND humbly appeals to their Royal Highness es to reflect and guide the Patriotic Front and it’s leader President Edgar Lungu to release HH. As the traditional fathers and mothers of both HH and Lungu, they have the moral right to find an amicable solution to their two competing children in the political arena. It will not be a solution to allow one of their children, Edgar Lungu to kill the other child, HH and expect peace and harmony in the country.
7. The UPND appeals to the church to take a biblical and Christian approach to the political problem in Zambia today. We commend the Catholic Church for the Pastoral Letter they issued which was objective and reflected the actual issues on the ground. We would like to encourage them to convince other churches to do the same. We strongly condemn some church leaders who are encouraging Edgar Lungu to go ahead and hang HH. They are like the people in the Bible who wanted Jesus to be crucified even when he did not commit an offence.
8. The UPND resolved to fundraise resources to ensure HH is released. Every concerned Zambian or non Zambian is encouraged to donate a minimum of one kwacha towards the release of HH. Within this week, we will provide mechanisms of doing that.
Regards,
Charles KAKOMA,
UPND spokesperson.

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17 Responses to UPND resolve to use political solution to secure HH’s immediately release

  1. Law is law not even lungu or the soul called hh is above it let the court decide coz one de the law will b applied on lungu or on you kakoma please don’t personalise things just because hh is your boss and you want to support him even if he is wrong no ask frank bwalya or Davies they will also support thier boss now who is going to tell as the truth be serious Zambia does not belong to you alone

    Varency
    May 3, 2017 at 8:23 am
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  2. WE WONT DONATE U CLAIM 2 BE RICH PARTY.

    pelint
    May 3, 2017 at 8:32 am
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  3. K1 for what for?mxm

    jaz
    May 3, 2017 at 10:15 am
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  4. K1 can save someone in hospital right now with current situations.

    jaz
    May 3, 2017 at 10:17 am
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  5. I was googling this morning on the richest person in Zambia only to find out that it is HH. And my question is, why can’t the UPND get some money from their rich boss in order to facilitate his release from prison than beg Zambian to contribution a minimum of K1 as Kakoma puts it here. Besides, why not get money from the likes of GBM, Milupi any others instead of banking on K1 contributions from ordinary Zambians. Wonders will never end!

    Sempwa
    May 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm
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  6. When he was committing those offenses he never consulted his gross routes as per democracy. Now he is humbled and you start calling all sorts of people to save him. Why? You people you ignored us. Since he claims to be a “winner” let him use his presidential powers if at all he has as a republican president. Above all he instructed all his MPs to walk away from Parliament twice.
    Since he has powers let him free himself. If he fails to do so let him accept the current the president one Edgar C. Lungu his His Excellence. If you analyze wisely the all thing he is the cause of the situation he is in today.
    We are waiting for HH to apology to Zambian people and the party then we will donate happily.

    Thank you

    George
    May 3, 2017 at 12:43 pm
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  7. Give us the details. We are ready

    kanwakahosha
    May 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm
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    • You will be given details of the Bank Account of course, but I doubt if the requested funds will be used for the intended purpose. HH is already a rich man, let her wife withdraw money if at all they require it,

      Haatwambo Kennedy
      May 4, 2017 at 8:02 am
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  8. ECL gave HH enough time to show the world how immature he is and he took the bait like a baby rat. He was given enough rope to hang himself. Plead as much as you want no international community will respond. They have watched the video and a even praising ECL for not blawing his balls that day. Meanwhile the lawyers are celebrating; its pay time again. HH will leave prison very poor in 2022 pardoned by ECL.

    The Laughing Philosopher
    May 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm
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    • Matole yobe philosopher

      Bwalya mwamba
      May 3, 2017 at 9:14 pm
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  9. We will gladly donate please provide the details

    Bwalya mwamba
    May 3, 2017 at 9:12 pm
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  10. IS ZAMBIA SURELY A CHRISTIAN NATION,THIS IS TOOO MUUUUCH.GIVE US THE A/C NUMBER PLSE.

    MK
    May 3, 2017 at 9:32 pm
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  11. disrespecting duly elected republican is very serious offence, worse still trying to be at par with the incumbent can mean wanting to overthrow. now this aside what about the burning of infrastructure and also beating and chasing away people from Namwala could that also be said to be politically motivated! Leadership is from God and no man born of a woman can override the Will of God. God’s time is the best no short cut

    Analyst
    May 3, 2017 at 11:35 pm
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  12. bitterness and hatred can lead to an early grave

    Analyst
    May 3, 2017 at 11:36 pm
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  13. Some of these creatures posting are flesh living DEMONS. They don’t have emotions. Just forgive them and do what is right in the eyes if God.
    Pls give us details of the A/C.

    Gatman
    May 4, 2017 at 6:07 am
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  14. How hatred against your fellow man can kill one’s conscious honesty some people hate HH so much they are very happy actually very happy that he will be killed. HH will not be killed he will be come out in the name Jesus. Give us account details

    Timothy
    May 4, 2017 at 10:00 am
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  15. Free Free HH. BUT PLIZ IF WE WANT TO BE LEADERS WE MUST LEARN TO RESPECT LEADERSHIP. BA HH IF U RE DESTINE TO RULE THIS COUNTRY U WILL, BUT IF U WANT TO FORCE YOURSELF ON PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU RE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN DELIVER THIS COUNTRY FROM THE PROBLEMS IT FACING THEN I DONT THINK THAT YOU WIL RULE THIS COUNTRYV

    chilu
    May 4, 2017 at 5:21 pm
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