UPP leader Saviour Chishimba will remain in Police custody even after being arrested and charged for allegedly defaming the President.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo confirmed that Dr Chishimba will remain detained as he awaits court appearance sometime next week.
Dr Chishimba was arrested on Thursday and since this is a long weekend because of Monday is a holiday, he would have spent five nights by Tuesday next week.
Ms Katongo says the Defamation of the President is contrary to section 69 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Dr. Chishimba is facing charges in connection with the statements he allegedly issued against the President on July 1 and July 8.
He was picked up in the car park of the Diamond Television station by plain clothed Police officers.
This was after he had completed featuring on a recorded programme called COSTA which will be aired on Sunday at 19:00 Hours.