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Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema Petitioned Over Prolonged Detention Of Opponent

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema Petitioned Over Prolonged Detention Of Opponent

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has been petitioned over the continued detention of former PF deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri who has been in detention without trial since February.

Ms Mumbi is jointly charged with former President Edgar Lungu’s barber, Shebby Chilekwa for the alleged murder of a UPND member, Mr Lawrence Banda.

In a petition letter by Labour Economists and African Democrats (LEAD) president Linda Masarira to President Hakainde Hichilema, the Zimbabwe opposition leader demanded an immediate stop to the unlawful detention of Ms Mumbi.

She stated that the continued incarceration of the former PF deputy secretary general is unacceptable and a violation of her fundamental human rights. She wrote:

Dear President Hakainde Hichilema

The unlawful detention of Ambassador Mumbi Phiri former MP and PF Deputy Secretary General is totally unacceptable and a violation of her fundamental human rights. Sadly, it seems power has also consumed you that you have forgotten so early your promises to the people. You deceived the world, by claiming that you would adhere to human rights without fear or favour. 

The murder charge slapped on MUMBI PHIRI is trumped up, frivolous and vexatious with no tangible evidence to secure a conviction. Politically motivated charges meant to  IT punish, silence and instil fear should be condemned by all. Mumbi is just a fierce and resolute politician who doesn’t deserve   this inhumane treatment from a so called new dawn government. 

An attack on Mumbi Phiri is an attack on all female politicians in the world.  

As the President of Labour Economists and Afrikan Democrats Zimbabwe, I stand with Mumbi Phiri and demand justice for her. I demand the new dawn government to take Mumbi Phiri to court as soon as possible if at all they have corroborating evidence that incriminate her in the murder of Lawrence Banda. If they don’t, they should absolve her of any wrong doing and discharge her.

An injury to one woman is an injury to all Mr. President. As a man who suffered illegal detentions, we expect you to be the change that Zambia has been waiting for. Incarcerating political opponents to settle political scores is archaic, retrogressive and will leave your legacy with a dent. Why are you abusing human rights Mr Hichilema? Mumbi is a wife, mother, sister and aunt who has family responsibilities.

In conclusion, Mr  President please release Mumbi Phiri and allow a fair trial to commence.

#ReleaseMumbiPhiri #NoToHumanRightsAbuse #RepressiveUseOfStateApparatus #PoliticalInfluenceOverPenalSystem

Linda Tsungirirai Masarira LEAD President

Meanwhile, United Party for National Development (UPND) and Southern Province minister Cornelius Mweetwa, has said the president did not intervene in the country’s justice system and that it was the prerogative of the judiciary.

Mweetwa said in as much as there was no justification for the prolonged detention of Ms Phiri, the head of state had made it clear that he would not meddle in the running of the judicial system.

Mweetwa said the only reason that Mrs Phiri’s case was exemplified was that she was a politician and that there were other people who had been in detention for a prolonged period of time.

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42 Comments

Zuze 2 months ago

Nhaiwe Linda, zvawave kucharika Zambezi, ko Sikhala ari muri kuChikurubi haumuzive here? Kana watumwa neZANU svinura uone zviri kuitika yamukoma pako usati wagadzirisa nhamo yemuvakidzanivwako.


Ghost protocol 2 months ago

Linda asi i**** rakaita sa Nhingi kasiii unotaurakuti Somalia nhingi arara nenzara iwe mumba mako musina upfuuu nyora uti Akauraya Dzamara aripi ,Budisai Sikhala

Greyhora 2 months ago

She is being used by ED Zuze.By the way I hope the Americans establish a base near DRCongo & near the borders between Zimbabwe,Zambia & Mozambique to intervene immediately in the event of a provocation on Zambian soil or on troubled nations like Mozambique & DRCongo

dispenser 2 months ago

imi mai murikuona unfair detention of someone in another country , failing to advocate for e release of innocent comrades (Sikala) in our territory where e judiciary have been captured. In Zambia e President said before I don't interfere with e judicial system , yu want him to move away from his promises inorder to satisfy yr needs bz e one arrested is a woman.stop crime, do yu think e next gvt is going to be sympathetic with e likes of July Moyo and colleagues ,if e world at large is to take them serious.


Gafa 2 months ago

HH is professional is different fro ED Zanu who interferes with judiciary.Dont further expose yo so called President. Zimbia is very morden marasika sisi garai pasi


Kule Dhambi 2 months ago

@pk, mukuru wako tinomuvhunza zvakasimba nokuti takambohwa vachitii we are the police, we are the army, we are everything

pk 2 months ago

so as mnangagwa, he doesn't interfere with the judiciary. saka don't blame ED panyaya ya sikhala. and also we must not blame hichilema ne detention of a suspected murder.

Chimboti Pizza 2 months ago

Chero economu irikufamba chete vari nani panesu tisina economy zvese nedemocracy


Cde hondo 2 months ago

Many zimbos are languishing in remand Linda but no word from yu wakudei kuzambia


jz 2 months ago

Mose hamuna chamunoziva ,,,hakuna hakuna nhunzi dzinotenderera pasina ****,,,vose sikhala naiyeye wekuzambia ngavagare mujeri ndomavakakodzera sevapari vemhosva especially vanokurudzira kuparara kana kukuvara kwevanhu iwe urikumba kwako saka ngavagaremo tichakumbira hurumende yeZim neZambia kt vanhu ivavo ngavagare mujeri kana vachionekwa vanemhosva,,,,


Ghost protocol 2 months ago

Sikhala ndurume anoti donkey I donkey he ain't no coward Sikhala he stands for justice a selfless cadre ,soja chairo ,mhare ini Sikhala ndokuda kubva Kare .

Ghost protocol 2 months ago

Koanobata vana vadiki iye aine hutachiwona todiii naye @jz 100 000 000 correct todiii naye taura iyooo nyaya wangu todiiii jz .☝️🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

incorrect 2 months ago

never Job is the only face of resistance and never say things at home. Viva Wiwa Viva. Job the face of liberation for now

Mz 2 months ago

Jz, what about child rapists?

pk 2 months ago

you are right Jz

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Kule Dhambi 2 months ago

Iwe Riinda, ko Jobho haumuvoni?


INTERESTED ONLOOKER 2 months ago

MuChikurubi mune vanhu vangani vane nguva yakareba vasina kutongwa iwe Linda ? Motor yawaka piwa kuPOLAD ndoyave kuku vhiringa musoro. Tanga warira kodzero dzaana Sikhala usati wayambuka Zambezi. Shame on you.

Gwedu 2 months ago

Linda Masarira with immediate effect reverse your **** seeking attention utterances. This is not Zimbabwe where you can be used by zanu pf, this is not Zimbabwe where you can get be a spokes person of zanu pf. You are too way behind non literate and you don't know you ground. Zambia is far away from here and an independent country. This is the chance that you can go through diplomatic channel, that why embassies are there. You don't even know a single sentence in Zambia's constitution but ku s vi ri wa ne zanu mahara. You are being abused out of ignorance and your future is black. Go to Chikurubi now and help own political prisoners out of zanu hands. However, you have declared this war and you shall reap what you sow. D o f o wakapisiswa ne zanu, ivo they know zvakaipa but iwe uri d u z vi *** m u s a t a n yo ko. U cha m a ma mira hako wakadaro. *** Watinyadzisa mufunge we never know wakapusa kusvika pa that extent. HHH will be with us 2023 and his army is ready to help in the upcoming elections.


Ghost protocol 2 months ago

Iri h u r e uri Linda kwanziii ranakirwa be m b r o Yani ku dialogue ikoko h u r e ratizvodesa irongarivhare makumbo tibatirei h u r e iro

incorrect 2 months ago

@Gwedu Sando dzako. ngataure zvaSikhala avate kumaCells

blade 2 months ago

aaa uyo uyu


Terrace Watch Dog 1 month ago

Iwe Ronda mangwana uchaita sei kana nyika yazosununguka hummmm ????????!

🤷Ziba zako 2 months ago

🗣️ko Linda Linda how about female politicians in your country, how don't you also stand for them.
Why crossing the boarder without rallying behind, those from your country.
mukhumbuka binango bakwanu Baku khumbukwa nabadani,


Ziba zako 2 months ago

Linda laka kwanu siyana nayise Ziba zako


Joe Brownn 2 months ago

can someone stop Linda's nonsense of seeing what's far from her but keep silent on Zanu-PF terrorists killing people here. Has Linda wrote a letter to ED about unlawful detention of Job Wiwa Sikhala. Shut up Rindah.


dz 2 months ago

Linda urizi du.zvi. usashoresa nyika yose nekuda mari yezanu id.ot muromo semati nji ebere.


incorrect 2 months ago

Linda. The face of resistance is in jail. one of the greatest heroes. Freedom fighter Wiwa is on jail. don't divate attention. sanitize your head


incorrect 2 months ago

Linda taura zvemuno uvate wakuchikurubi. this I bet.


William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI 2 months ago

Politics is said to be a dirty game. I reguard Ms Linda Masarira as a ZANU PF apoandage.

In this country there are many people who are overdetained, but Linda Masarira has ignored their human rights which are being trampled upon. She has seen human rights violations in Zambia and blindfolded on Zimbabwe Human Rights violations.

Linda Masarira is a shameful woman who supports ZANU PF by night. Shame on Linda Masarira.

[ LINDA MASARIRA SHOULD BLAME CAPTURED JUDICIARY FOR THE CONTINUED DETENTION FOR HONOURABLE ADVOCATE JOB SIKHALA AND HONOURABLE GODFREY SITHOLE ].

[ NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA ].

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ]

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ TGE BUSH LAWYER ].


Job sikala 2 months ago

what about me Linda?


jifa 2 months ago

the ones to go to jail are the people who caused the economic meltdown of Zimbabwe, period


masarira 2 months ago

dai linda wakatoita n'anga ndozvakafitana nechimiro chako


Dzedzi 2 months ago

linda for ur information u looklike a traditional healer nestructureless yako, kuita se****


Zuze 2 months ago

Musadaro veduwee.
Patori nerimwe rume riri kumushaira hope zvaaripo kudaro. 😇😇😇

Zim 1 2 months ago

ngaabatsire ,Mubayiwa kana achizviti anoziva


Doug 2 months ago

Charity begins at home! You are ee

Charity begins at home. While you see the stick in someone's yard you are ignoring the log in your yard. Concentrate on winning the presidency and you can visit him at the same level and see if you can influence him.


Majority Rule 2 months ago

Linda wageza here,ndanzwa kunhuwa


Mhofu ndini 2 months ago

politics is a date game


sugar boy 2 months ago

ma hu re ezanu soyanai nezvepa next door zivai zvenyu


Zelensky 2 months ago

Linda Masarira you are a hypocrite, wakamyarara Mary Mubaiwa being abused muno ,Zva Susan Mutami rape allegations kana kutaura kwakuda kutaura zveku Zambia, charity begins at home taura zvirikuitika muno and how women are abused


Major 2 months ago

ONLY FOOLS DULL HEADSWILL ATTACK LINDA ON THIS AND THINK SHE IS BEING USED BY ANYONE

SHE IS JUST ADVOCATING FOR A FELLOW FEMALE PARTY LEADER...

ZVANA SIKHALA IZVI IS A HIDE AND SEEK GAME...THEY WANTED IT TO HAPPEN THINKING FOREIGN NATIONS WOULD EMMIDIATELY INTERVENE...MANJE IZVOZVI AKUCHINJA MUDZANGA NEZVIPOKO ZVANA GUMBURA,CHIDHUMO NA MASENDEKE MUKATI

ITS NEVER JUST GOING TO BE ALL ABOUT ZIMBABWE.

THOSE WHO REALLY KNOW OF HOW BAD AN ECONOMY CAN BE BAD....LOOK AT CUBA ... LOOK AT JAMAICA RIGHT NOW THEN YOU WILL HAVE A BETTER INTERPRETATION OF POLITICS AND ECONOMICS


Major 2 months ago

TARENDI CHIWETI WAS RIGHT....... RIGHTFULLY JOB SIKHALA SHOULD BR THE ONE LEADING CCC.....HE HAS PUT HIMSELF AND EVERYTHING ON THE LINE FOR DEMOCRACY....NOT EVEN IN ONE SPEECH HAS NERO DEMANDED HIS BROTHERS RELEASE

I TELL YOU THIS....THE DAY HE IS SET FREE..... SOON OR LATER HE SHALL OVERSHADOW USELESS MUMBLING NERO



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