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Court orders that Hichilema be moved to Lusaka

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Lusaka Magistrate Irene Wishimanga has ordered the police and prison authorities to take Hakainde Hichilema and his co-accused back to Lusaka for a contempt case against Religious and National Guidance Minister Godfridah Sumaili on Monday.

Hichilema’s lawyers launched an application before the Magistrate that Sumali, Lungu’s Press Aide Amos Chanda and Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo be cited for contempt.

And according to the order sent to Zambian Eye, Magistrate Wishimanga who is now presiding over the case directed that Hichilema be moved to Lusaka in readiness for the court case on Monday.

“It is hereby ordered and directed that the Commissioner of Prison, the officer-in-charge of Mukobeko Maximum Prison, the officer-in- charge of Lusaka Central Prison and all relevant persons concerned with the detention and transportation of the complainants make necessary arrangements for the complainants to be brought before this court for the aforementioned purposes on June 19, 2017 and that they be remanded at Lusaka Central Prison in the Lusaka Province of the Republic of Zambia so as to enable them attend the said proceedings from day to day thereafter until the proceedings before me are disposed of and finally determined,” ordered Magistrate Wishimanga.

Hichilema is facing treason charges with his five workers and were last week transfered from Chimbokiela prison to Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison in Kabwe.

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