A Medical Doctor of Luampa Mission Hospital in Luampa District in Western has been arrested for allegedly defaming Republican President Edgar Lungu.
Luampa Mission Hospital Director Sanki Chihinga confirmed the arrest of the Congolese Dr. Oliver Kanku.
Mr Chihinga said the arrest was made after Dr Chihinga issued disparaging remarks against President Edger Lungu on his Facebook Page.
“Prior to the arrest the doctor complained of a fake Facebook name that was created in his name with pictures of the President and insulting language purported to be his”. Mr Chihinga said.
He added that the doctor also received death threats on his Watsapp
from unknown mobile phone number, the matter he reported to higher authorities.
The suspect is in custody at Kabwata Police station in Lusaka pending court appearance.