Lungu, Nawakwi didn’t want HH on ballot – Hatembo


A WITNESS testified that opposition leader Edith Nawakwi, in conjunction with then President Edgar Lungu, wanted to have Hakainde Hichilema, while in opposition, arrested to prevent him from contesting elections.
Pheluma Hatembo, a farmer, told a magistrate that Nawakwi, who is Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president, told her that she never wanted Mr Hichilema to be on the presidential election ballot.
“She [Nawakwi] said if Hakainde Hichilema becomes President, the whole of Zambia will be grazing land for his animals,” Ms Hatembo, a businesswoman of Choma, said.
She testified that Nawakwi threatened to kill her and her brother, Milton Hatembo, if they told anyone that they sold farm 1924, in Kalomo, to Mr Hichilema.
“Baka twambila kuti tukambe kuti twaka bidwa farm [she wanted us to admit that the farm was stolen from us],” Ms Hatembo explained.
She added that despite Milton explaining to Nawakwi that the farm in issue was sold to Mr Hichilema, the opposition leader insisted that the duo needed to indicate it was grabbed from them…