UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has directed his legal team to sue Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi for defamation.
This follows Ms. Nawakwi’s utterances on Tuesday where she alleged that the UPND leader is behind the alleged abduction of Milton and Feluna Hatembo.
Mr. Hichilema’s legal counsel Clement Andeleki has also revealed that he will file an injunction to stop Ms. Nawakwi from issuing disparaging remarks against his client.
Mr. Andeleki revealed this at a media briefing in Lusaka.And UPND lawyer Jack Mwimbu has wondered why Ms. Nawakwi has taken custody of some children of the Hatembos when their parents have clearly stated that she has been after their life.
However, Ms. Nawakwi says Mr. Hichilema must stop hiding behind his lawyers but come out in the open to deny the allegations.She adds that the UPND legal team can do better to advise their client to release the Hatembos.