By Chilufya Tayali
Tomorrow I am traveling to Livingstone in readiness of the inter partes hearing on the 4th of January, 2018, in Livingstone High Court.
The hearing will be about the order which was granted to Mr. Hakainde Hichilema to bar me from defaming him further as alleged.
Mr. Hichilema was granted and exparte order on the 13th December restraining me from defaming him.
In his affidavit in support of the ex-parte summons, Mr. Hichilema alleged that I defamed him in an article where I said
“HERE IS PROOF THAT HH IS A MASON AND HE IS FUNDED BY THE MASONS FROM SOUTH AFRICA
Remember I told you that, I am an IT guru, a career on which I have survived for a long time, which is why I get information so easily.
So here is proof that HH is a Mason, read the conversation he had with a Master at one of the Lodges in South Africa (a Church for the mason is called a Lodge and the Pastor of that Lodge is called a Master).”
Mr. Hichilema said that the words were tactfully calculated to disparage him before the public and injure his political career.
On 4th December, 2018, I will be in court, to defend (or concede) myself against the order and this should be held in chambers, unless otherwise.
Further to that, I will be filing a defense against a statement of claim where Mr. Hichilema claims to have been defamed by the said words and wants to be compensation and an injunction from further defamation.
With the foregoing, I would like to inform you that, I am rather busy preparing right now, so I will not engage much on social media and other phone text.
But what you should know is that, I am not called Touch and Go for nothing. I am aimed at collecting victories in my political battles before the big one in 2021. I urge you to stay close, as I update you of everything.
TAYALI – NI TOUCH AND GO!
EEP – CISI BANTU!
2021 IS OUR TIME – WAPYA BAISA!