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The court has briefly adjourned to allow the magistrate confer in chambers with the defence and state following submissions from state counsel Malambo on the huge presence of police officers in the courtroom with some standing in the bar area.

Malambo said the huge presence of police was making it difficult for the counsels to access courtrooms as the police were denyn them entry.

He said that the situation is not conducive 4 deliberations.

The defence also raised an issue on the safety of lawyer keith mweemba who is under constant surveilance from unknown people

-Magistrate Mulumani upset that accused wasn’t brought on time. Saddened that the State principle prosecutor is late. Says it’s unacceptable

– Mr. Zimba submits that the presence of the police is for the safe movement of the accused (HH) and security of the court.

-Zimba asks Keith Mweemba whether he wants the court to carry out an investigation (murmuring in court).

-Mr.Zimba (state prosecutor) states that the submissions from the defence are mere speculation. KM could be being trailed by his own clients

– KM says, he feels it’s difficult for him to continue defending acussed (HH) as he’s concerned about the safety of his family and his life.

-Yesterday, whilst he was with an MP; a white land cruiser was trailing them. Even as he arrived at court today, it was a problem.

-Keith Mweemba submits that he needs to perform his duties without intimidation. Says vehicles have been trailing him like he’s a criminal.

-Furthermore, Keith Mweemba is being watched by unknown people and has been forced to evacuate his family home.

-VM submits that it has been very difficult to enter court as access is also restricted to counsel.

-Malambo tells court that police are inside to the extent they’re standing behind him. He’s unable to perform duties as they’re intimidating

-Magistrate Mulumani upset that accused wasn’t brought on time. Saddened that the State principle prosecutor is late. Says it’s unacceptable

-State apologises to magistrate for not bringing the accused on time. They also say that Mr Zimba, the State advocate was running late

-Court resumes as magistrate enters. #ReleaseHH

 

-We deeply regret the breakdown of early updates. Members of the media team are being arrested & police are searching for others. #ReleaseHH

-The credible postings shared were from one of our media officials whose phone has been taken away. #ReleaseHH #FreeHH

-We are trying to resolve this. Failure to which you will be availed with a summary of the court proceedings from the records after court.

-We are live from the Magistrate Courts. Day 3 of the case.WATCH BELOW:

 

-Malambo says court has jurisdiction to have an inquest into stranger that visited accused at 2AM and also into torturing of co-accused

– Magistrate Mulumani says as matter is complex. He needs time to look into matter so a ruling can be made.

-Magistrate Mulumani has adjourned the case on preliminary issues to 9:00hrs on Wednesday 26th April. #ReleaseHH

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8 COMMENTS

  1. VERY SOON WE WILL LOOSE PETIENCY AND START PEACIFUL DEMOSTRATIONS SHOWING NO CONFIDENCE WITH LUNGU’S LEADERSHIP. LUNGU IF HE HAS NOTHING NO CASE IN HH, JUST SAY MWANAWESU FORGIVE ME I DID IT OUT OF PROPORTION DUE TO THE MASSES WHICH RECEIVED YOU IN MONGU THAN ME.

  2. Him as a leader and if he is real Christian let him execise what the bible says about Love .love your neighbor as much as you love yourself it’s one of Gods commandments. God whispers unto his ears .and let HH out in the might name of God.

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