A 49-year-old businessman of Chawama in Lusaka has pleaded not guilty to a charge of Defamation of the President after he allegedly likened President Lungu to a manhood.
According to court documents, Peter Habasimbi, a Tonga by tribe of Gweembe in Southern Province defamed the President contrary to Section 69 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that Habasimbi on 26th April 2017 in Lusaka, with intent to bring the name of the President into ridicule did publish an insulting matter by word of mouth to which you aid, “Chikala wamene mu na votela President alengesa” (the Manhood you voted as President is the causer).
When the matter came up today in the Lusaka Magistrate Court, Habasimbi pleaded not guilty and was granted a K6000 bail with two working surities.
May 24 2017 has been set as the date for the next court hearing.