19 February 2013

Zambia: Sata Attacks Hakainde Hichilema

Photo: CDDR-zambia
Zambian police beat and teargas opposition protesters.

During a swearing in ceremony for several diplomats, including a relative of former President Kenneth Kaunda, President Michael Sata again distributed the same document he gave reporters not along ago claiming that opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was a thief, said it was good that the opposition leader has invited the Commonwealth to come and justify how he (HH) stole the money he has.

Mr. Sata says the invitation of the Commonwealth by the opposition to probe his government’s alleged human rights violations will be an opportunity for opposition UPND leaders Hakainde Hichilema to explain to the Commonwealth the source of his wealth.

Last week, Sata ordered all banks in the country to furnish him with account details of the UPND president, even without the court order.

Last year, Mr. Sata distributed property details and accounts belonging to Mr. Hichilema to journalists at State House during one of his swearing-in ceremonies.

Mr. Sata has been suing private citizens and newspapers that he feels defames him, even when he cannot be sued himself for defaming people because he enjoys immunity.

The opposition parties recently petitioned the Commonwealth to come and see the PF government’s human rights abuses in Zambia.

Lusaka Times

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