HH Condemns Kambwili's Treatment


Leader of the UPND Hakainde Hichilema has strongly condemned the treatment of Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili by the state.

Mr. Kambwili was picked from hospital, taken to Woodlands Police station then court and is now back under police custody. Mr Hichilema has accused the state of abusing Mr Kambwili’s basic human rights by refusing to grant him a police bond, especially in light of his ill-health. 

Speaking to Journalists outside the Magistrate Court on Tuesday afternoon after he went to offer solidarity to Mr Kambwili who wanted to take plea in order to secure bail, Mr Hichilema said Mr Kambwili is being treated in a very dehumanising fashion.

Mr Hichilema who was accompanied by UPND Vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba demanded that police should give Mr Kambwili a bond.

“We keep demanding that he be given police bond or bail as the matters he is charged with are all bailable. These are basic human rights enshrined in our constitution that even hardcore criminals are accorded. We appeal to the conscious of those who preach morals and values in our Christian nation to practice what they preach,” Mr Hichilema said.

At Woodlands Police Station, heavily armed riot police officers fired multiple shots to scare Mr Kambwili’s supporters who accompanied him to the police station after he was discharged from CfB Medical Centre.

On Monday, the Commission urged the Anti-Corruption Commission to consider granting Mr Kambwili bond, as a matter of human rights. The HRC added that the offences which the NDC consultant has been charged with are bondable.

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