Post Newspaper Editor in Chief Fred Mmembe and Reporter Mukosha Funga have been denied bail by the Lusaka Magistrate Court in a matter in which they are charged with publication of classified information.
This was when the matter came up for explanation of the charge before Magistrate Humphrey Chitalu this morning.
The state rejected to the bail application because the matter can only be heard in the high court.
The duo could not take plea because the Director of Public Prosecutions has not given consent to determine if the matter can be prosecuted.
Magistrate Humphrey Chitalu has set tomorrow 17th July for ruling on the bail application.
Mmembe and Funga were this morning charged with an offence of publishing classified information contrary to the State Security Act.