ZAMBIAN OPPOSITION LEADER PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO TREASON CHARGE

LUSAKA, Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and five others have pleaded not guilty to one count of treason.

Hichilema, along with Hamusonde Hamaleka, Pretorious Haloba, Lastone Mulilanduba, Wallace Chakawa and Muleya Hachinda pleaded not guilty before Lusaka High Court Judge Charles Chanda Monday.

It is alleged that on April 5 and 8m 2017, Hichilema and his co-accused conspired to usurp State power and for blocking a motorcade of President Edgar Lungu, a move which would have endangered the life of the Head of state.

Judge Chanda adjourned hearing to Wednesday for commencement of trial.

The State is represented by Director of Public Prosecutions Lillian Siyuni and seven other lawyers while Vincent Malambo and others are defending the accused.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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