Police want to arrest HH for issuing disparaging remarks against President Michael Sata

Zambia police have continued their pursuit for opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema to institute an arrest. Mr Hichilema is wanted for allegedly issuing disparaging remarks against President Michael Sata during his tour at Lusaka’s Kalikiliki market.
Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela could neither deny nor confirm whether Mr Hichilema was facing arrest.
“I am still waiting for a full report. So at the moment I cannot give you a comment,” Ms Kanjela said.
But police sources said some officers yesterday visited Mr Hichilema’s residence in Lusaka’s Kabulonga area to effect, an arrest but he was not available.
On Tuesday, officers approached Mr Hichilema who was appearing in a courtroom to serve him with the callout but their attempt was stopped.
Mr Hichilema’s lawyers protested against Police presence in the courtroom to issue the callout, which raised an exchange of words between the parties.