‘UPND planned demo wrong’

POLICE have advised United Party for National Development (UPND) members in Choma against going ahead with their planned demonstration on Monday over the incarceration of their leader Hakainde Hichilema because it will be contempt of court.

On May 13, the UPND, through Choma Central member of Parliament Cornelius Mweetwa, wrote to police in Choma notifying them of their intention to hold a peaceful demonstration.

The demonstrators are supposed to walk from Namwala Road through town up to Southern Province Minister Edify Hamukale’s office.
Southern Province police commissioner Bonny Kapeso said in a statement yesterday that he acknowledged receipt of the notice but said the demonstration cannot be allowed because the intention is wrong as Mr Hichilema’s case is still in court.
“By law, it will be contempt of court for anyone to seek any form of demonstration on Monday in Choma over the incarceration of Mr Hichilema,” he said.


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