The president of the main opposition party in South Africa, the Democratic Alliance (DA), Mmusi Maimane has vowed that he will go back to Zambia despite deporting him.
Maimane was detained at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on Thursdays when he wanted to attend Hakainde Hichilema’s court case which took place on Friday.
Zambian authorities said that they warned Maimane not to step a foot their country because they didnt want an outsider to interfere with their nation’s affairs.
On Friday, the outspoken DA leader mobilised his supporters and went to Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba to tell him why he was deported from Zambia.
Commenting on the issue, Emmanuel Mwamba said the agenda behind his visit to Zambia was not good.
“Maimane said he was going to mobilise other regional opposition leaders to go and preassurise the courts to release Hakainde Hichilema. Zambia has its laws and they have the right to deport any person whom they feel to do so”, said Mwamba.
But the Democratic Alliance leader said Zambian leaders have turned to be dictators and he will not tolerate that.
“This is democracy, a person can go wherever he wants. I will go back to Zambia when Hakainde will appear before the court again”, said Mmusi.
Hakainde who was arrested in April has been charged with treason as he failed to give way to the motorcade of president Lungu. He will appear in court on June 12, 2017.