Lusaka Magistrate IRENE WISHIMANGA has adjourned the contempt case to Wednesday this week where opposition United Party for National Development Leader HAKAINDE HICHILEMA has sued Religions and National Guidance Minister, GODFRIDAH SUMAILI.
It relates to a statement where Reverend SUMAILI said that “Mr. HICHILEMA pushed President EDGAR LUNGU to the wall by not recognizing him as the HEAD OF STATE and that is why he is in prison”.
Magistrate Wishimanga last week ordered the State to avail Mr. HICHILEMA and his five co-accused persons to Court today to begin a contempt case; however, the opposition Leader was not present in Court.
But Reverend SUMAILI was present in Court.
Meanwhile the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has applied to take over the prosecution of the contempt case against Reverend Sumaili.