The Zambia Police Service have summoned Post Newspapers Editor-in-Chief Fred M’membe along with two Reporters Kombe Mataka and Mukosha Funga over an undisclosed article that was published by the newspaper.
The trio have been summoned to report to Woodlands Police station on Tuesday morning for questioning.
Police sources have confirmed that police have been instructed to detain and arrest the trio for publishing a story alleging that the PF government secretly contracted a US$192 million from China for military upgrades.
President Edgar Lungu upon arrival from Livingstone on Sunday expressed displeasure that some Journalists have resorted to writing what he called irresponsible articles about state security.
On Saturday, Chief Government Spokesman Chishimba Kambwili had called for the arrest of those behind the expose describing them as unpatriotic.
And a posting on the Post Newspapers Facebook page stated that a criminal investigations officer who identified himself as Chama visited the Post offices on Bwinjimfumu road and said the two post employees were required to appear for questioning at woodlands police station tomorrow morning.
‘When Post defence Counsel Nchima Nchito asked what the interviews would be about, Mr. Chama said it was over “some publications” but did not give details,’ the posting read.