Zambian Dictator Edgar Lungu has declared that HH will not be released on Monday, “whatever the speculation”. Speaking when he met Paramount Chief Chitimukulu (Mwinelubemba) of the Bemba speaking people in Kasama yesterday, the dictator dispelled rumours that the state was planning to use the DPP to release HH on Monday.
He said that as far as he was concerned, HH was still a stubborn man who needed to be dealt with thoroughly. “I am not yet done with him, I will not listen to anyone including those from outside until he is completely finished. The dictator also told Chitimukulu that HH will not stand in 2021 as the constitution does not allow a person with a criminal record to be a presidential candidate. “We will make sure our courts convicts him then pardon him as I have done to other criminals. This will make him not to stand as our constitution does not allow a criminal to stand (as president).
We have placed some mechanisms to prevent enemy journalists from covering his prosecution in court. We have put a formidable prosecution team to deal with him. I sincerely thank you (Chief Chitimukulu) for supporting us on this course, please lets work together”, he said. “You requested that I release savior (Chishimba from police cells) and I did that because of the respect I have for this office.Otherwise he could have been taken to Chimbokaila like Mwaliteta. I salute you, your royal highness and indeed the Bemba people for smooth transition, such orderliness is what our country needs. Congratulations! being a leader you must be respectful)” said the dictator.
Meanwhile, Chitimukulu praised Lungu for “persecuting” HH saying he deserved the punishment as he was too disrespectful to office the presidency. “I am equally against his release. He was too disrespectful to you. Let him not even stand in 2021”, said the paramount chief. “Even these other expelled PF members (Kambwili & Musenge) should be disciplined if they continue being disrespectful to you. You will have my support and the support of my people.You have done a lot to Bembas than the late Micheal Sata who was just persecuting me and President Rupiah (Banda)”.