OPPOSITION United Party for National Development[UPND] leader Hakainde Hichilema has put thugs on his payroll to be used at the court when he appears for trial next month, sources have revealed.
Sources close to Hakainde revealed to Tumfweko that the thugs who are strategising on how they will besiege the court grounds have been having clandestine meetings being chaired by UPND chief of security William ‘Tekere’ Banda.
The thugs are planning among other things to disrupt the court session so that there is an adjounment in order for them to ‘buy time’.
“They are planning to beat up journalists. So am advisng journalists to be careful as they troop to cover the case”, said the source.
The source revealed that Hakainde has offered K450,000 to give to each thug for the ‘job’ well done.
“We don’t know why HH is desperately trying to avoid law enforcement agencies”
The source also revealed that William ‘Tekere’ Banda has been the chief architect of all the violence UPND have exihibited.
The thugs who are mostly rounded up from the streets of Lusaka have vowed to ‘fight for HH’ as long as there is money.