The Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has been denied entry at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, reported Mwebantu media.
Media report through Mwebantu said the Immigration authorities advised Mr. Maimane to immediately return to South Africa as his presence was inimical to the rule of law in Zambia and his presence would undermine the independence , integrity and standing of the Court.
Before jetting off to Zambia, Maimane they cannot just sit back as the leader of the opposition in Zambia faces trumped up criminal charges brought against him by a government intent on reversing the gains of democracy in Zambia and in Southern Africa.
“Six weeks ago, Zambian Police arrested Hichilema and charged him with treason whilst he was on route to a ceremony in the Western Province of Zambia. The initial “crime” he is alleged to have committed, is that he attempted to block Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade which was travelling on the same road”, said Maimane.
The DA announced that its leader , Mmusi Maimane would travel to Zambia and was going to to attend United Party for National Development (UPND) leader, Hakainde Hichilema’s court appearance and rally support to the opposition leader to pressurise the government of Zambia and the courts of law to release Mr. Hakainde Hichilema