Commonwealth SG meets Lungu and Hichilema again

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Commonwealth SG with President Lungu

The Commonwealth Secretary General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC has again today met two political rivals in Zambia, President Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema.

Ms Scotland this morning again met with President Lungu to brief him about her mission visit to Mukobeko Maximum Prison yesterday where she held talks with Hichilema.

She communicated the outcome of her meeting with Hichilema yesterday and consequent upon those outcomes made some proposals on the way forward.

Later after meeting President Lungu, Ms Scotland returned to Kabwe to hold further talks and later Tuesday, she was expected to meet other leaders of Hichilema’s party – United Party for National Development (UPND).

The Secretary General will in due course make an announcement once she has concluded the consultations with all relevant parties.

Special Assistant to President for Press and and Public Relations Amos Chanda disclosed this development to Journalists in Lusaka on Tuesday after a closed door meeting between President Lungu and the Secretary General.

UPND Press Secretary Clayson Hamasaka also confirmed that Hichilema met the Commonwealth Secretary General again on Tuesday.

“We wish to confirm that this afternoon the UPND President, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema yet again, held talks with the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, The Right Honourable, Ms Patricia Scotland at Mukobeko Maximum Prison, Kabwe, Central, Zambia.

The outcomes of the meeting remain confidential, as talks are ongoing with various stakeholders,” read a brief statement issued by Hamasaka


6 Responses to Commonwealth SG meets Lungu and Hichilema again

  1. I said it that you were lying in your earlier report about Lady Scotland declaring 2016 elections free and fair.

    Mwawin maange ba Zambian eye kunama is short lived.

    If HH is not released in coming weeks then Zambia’s image is tainted abroad because Stup1d Lungu and his PF thugs.

    August 9, 2017 at 4:48 am

  2. The Catholic Bishops intervention has now been overtaken by events.

    August 9, 2017 at 8:15 am

  3. The media is now confusing us with their updates of these visits. It will be a wise thing that when they visit HH or ECL it should be the same people at all times to avoid propaganda as seen from most media houses.

    And these visitors as well should appreciate their visits they and be careful not to talk anyhow to the already pained Zambians. We want unit and peace and justice to prevail in our country.

    August 9, 2017 at 12:03 pm

  4. When will Africans wake up and stop allowing foreigners to interfere in their sovereign affairs. Can a Zambian or any other African go to Britain, USA, or other western country and demand to see a prisoner facing any charge. The same nonsense applies to the so-called International Criminal Court. Why is it that the ICC only investigates Africans and put them on trial. Why not investigate Israel for their crimes against Palestinians? Why not investigate the police in the US for their crimes against the black population?

    August 9, 2017 at 4:48 pm

  5. Funny how some pipo think. Thy wll nt bother if foregners cum 2 monitor electns bt ‘re offended if the same cum 2 help an impass. After all,we ‘re a global village. Some 1 may want to know why its only durng this gvt th’s hppnng & yet we hv had others be4 wth no or vry minor incidents.

    August 9, 2017 at 9:01 pm

  6. Colonialism ended in 1964. Zambia is a sovereign with its laws. Commonwealth is a colonial organisation with no jurisdiction in the governance of our country. No African leader can comment on the judicial process of Europe or America .
    So let’s not give this woman powers that she does not have by interfering with the legal process of our country.

    August 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm

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