Police in Lusaka last night arrested Post News Editor Fred M’membe and his wife Mutinta including Deputy News Editor Joseph Mwenda.
This was after the trio gained entry to the Post Newspapers Head Office on Bwimjimfumu road around 01 Hours this morning following a stay that restrained Zambia Revenue Authority from seizing the newspaper’s property.
Armed Police officers also brutally beat up Mr M’membe, his wife Mutinta and Mr Mwenda before bundling them in a police van which drove off to Lusaka Central Police where they have been locked up.
Post Newspapers Lawyer Nchima Nchito was also beaten when he tried to reason with police when they were beating up the trio.
Police later started towing cars of Post employees away from Bwinjimfumu road who had gone back to their offices following a court order restraining ZRA from seizing Post property.