POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a 29 year old man of Msolo Primary School in Samfya in connection with the defamatory statements against President Edgar Lungu.
The suspect identified as Dickson Banda who allegedly posted a defamatory statement against the president on Facebook has also been charged for being in possession of pornographic material.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed this in a statement.
Katongo narrated that the suspect alleged created four different Facebook accounts using different names on which he was posting derogatory statements against President Lungu.
“He was apprehended from Luanshya after Police launched investigations and has been charged with: Defamation of the President contrary to section 69 of the Penal code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia; and Prohibition of Pornography contrary to Section 102 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No. 21 of 2009,” Katongo said.
She said the suspect will appear in court today.
Ferdinand Simaanya discharged from hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19
ZAMBIA Association in South Africa (ZASA) president Ferdinand Simaanya has been discharged from the hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19.
Special Assistant to the ZASA president for Press and Communication Alwyn Matongo in a statement said Simaanya was admitted at the Waterfall Netcare private hospital last thursday due to COVID 19 complications.
“He is home where he will continue to recuperate,” Matongo said.
And Matongo has thanked the Doctors, front line medical personnel, and nurses who attended to him.
General Kingsley Chinkuli collapses, admitted to hospital
FIRST Quantum Minerals Country Manager, Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli, this evening collapsed while addressing a meeting on the Copperbelt.
He suffered what is suspected to be a stroke or heart attack.
A source has told Mwebantu Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli collapsed and suffered a stroke while on the Copperbelt. He was immediately evacuated to Lusaka and has now regained consciousness and out of the ICU. He is now able to talk.