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Zambia Police formally Charge Sean Tembo, he is to appear in court on Tuesday

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UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and Alliance partners offering solidarity at Lusaka Central police to one of the partners, Sean Tembo who was arrested on a charge of defamation of President.
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and Alliance partners offering solidarity at Lusaka Central police to one of the partners, Sean Tembo who was arrested on a charge of defamation of President.

Police in Lusaka have officially charged and arrested Patriots for Economic Progress Leader Sean Tembo for the offence of Defamation of President.

This is contrary to Section 69 Chapter 87 of the Penal Code of the Laws of Zambia.

Zambia Police Acting spokesperson Danny Mwale said Mr. Tembo will remain in Police custody and will appear in court tomorrow.

Police on Saturday last week picked up Mr. Tembo for for allegedly defaming the Republican President.

Mr. Tembo is alleged to have defamed the President in his posts on Social media dated 15th March, 2019.

In his statement titled “About Shamelessness: the case of President Lungu and his PF”, Mr. Tembo submitted that President Lungu is mentally unwell, and as a consequence, the 17 million bonafide citizens of Zambia have consequently been held hostage by his suspected mental illness.

Mr. Tembo said in the statement that the President actually requires the support and well wishes of each one of Zambians as he attends to his mental illness, but the entire nation must not be dragged into the abyss simply because one individual has mental problems.

He accused President Lungu’s Government of being reckless by buying a jet when they have failed to pay salaries for civil servants, local government workers and parastatal workers on time.

Kambwili , Masebo and HH at the prison to offer support to Sean Tembo
Kambwili , Masebo and HH at the prison to offer support to Sean Tembo
Kambwili , HH and others at the prison to offer support to Sean Tembo
Kambwili , HH and others at the prison to offer support to Sean Tembo

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and Alliance partners offering solidarity at Lusaka Central police to one of the partners, Sean Tembo who was arrested on a charge of defamation of President.
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and Alliance partners offering solidarity at Lusaka Central police to one of the partners, Sean Tembo who was arrested on a charge of defamation of President.

48 COMMENTS

    • Lusaka times please find real news….stop wasting time on these morons…..More news in Mozambique,Zimbabwe and Malawi right now….use your media chanel to help raise funds for the Cyclone victims……

    • Insele bakapoli.
      Can’t you use civilized language to drive your nonsense home.
      Why do you want to be useless oppositionists.
      Anyways, meanwhile you can continue your hunger strike until your demands are met this time without insults and name calling. Manage your hopeless shenanigans and rants.

    • Ck calls lungu a corrupt theif everyday yet no defermation arrests ???

      Is it true that lungu is a corrupt theif ??

    • You arrest someone on Saturday then formally charge him on Monday…when is this abuse of human rights going to end.

    • Zambians, wakeup! The Expensive jet, the defective fire tenders, the payment to ‘Lungu C ‘ at FNB.

      Is this not total madness?

      God Bless Zambia.

    • Ba Edgar visited patients at Chainama mental hospital recently, what was that about?
      He said people should treat them like any other citizens.

    • Lungu just release Sean Tembo, we called Mwanawasa Names, and there were no such rubbish charges. The police are also very weak. Used by Politicians. Who cannot believe that Lungu is sick? Dancing for being praised to have money? He is childish and has no leadership code. It starts with the president and it’s him to build people’s confidence.

    • Ba Edgar called Mulongoti ati “lishilu napena, eating too much beans makes affects brain, Mulongoti alenya fye amasushi”.
      He also called Kambwili that “chilya chimuntu has mental issues, he runs his mouth nge mbwa yakalyelye”.
      We just laughed off.

    • In Zambian laws there is nothing about defamation of Kambwili or Mulongoti. Not even defamation of Edgar Lungu. What is there is defamation of the President. That is why it not Edgar Lungu who has taken Shown to Court but state. If Kambwili and Mulongoti think they were defamed by Edgar Lungu., they can take him to court for defamation …..but only when he is no longer President.

  1. The police even put an investigations officer on this case? They even opened a docket? They will even employ a prosecutor? What a waste of resources!

  2. Sean Tembo the useful !di0t for HH and the UPND has not yet died of hunger since he’s on a self subscription of hunger strike

  3. Is it wrong for one to express oneself on an issue or query something? I am totally lost! Then the entire CNN, BBC, ENCA, SABC and other media newscasters must be behind bars. It seems we cannot express ourselves. Don’t get me wrong, insulting a president is another. Asking for clarification is another. Where are we going to end up?

    • Defective OBSERVER
      Do you have to be vulgar when expressing your views?

      I hope he has not defaulted on his hunger strike! Trying to prove a point to alliance partners -HH in a wrong… lol. It’s a pity that well respected people like Mr Milupi have turned themselves into blind followers of HH.

  4. That jet will be used by one person called ECL while 16million poor Zambians are walking and cycling bicycles doesn’t make sense at all.Sean Tembo is right release him he is arrested for telling the truth.

    • ECL will not take that thing when he leaves office in 2026. The next POTROZ will enjoy flying in it or will buy the lastest one. Don’t be naive.
      By the way it is a ZAF property for the Number 1 guy.
      Get over it. If you do, let’s roll.

    • Spending $75 million on a jet for lungu while civil servants go unpaid and students dont get meal allawances is demonic, corrupt and evil….

    • Ati he wont take any thing when he leaves, are you normal or maybe you need to be in the same hospital with this convicted debarred caught red handed for stealing from a widow thief , your thinking kaya…. PFoools style… very low IQ

  5. Ck calls lungu a corrupt theif everyday yet no defermation arrests ???

    Is it true that lungu is a corrupt theif ??

  6. The fact is that whoever is in the highest seat of the executive branch at this time has serious Mental issues. That’s the truth. Things will just get worse and Sean Tembo will vindicated.

  7. Just tell tembo to go on hunger strike , you will see how fast lungu will release him.

    Political prisoners on hunger strike draw hudge international attention.
    You will see all media international houses paying attention to lungus oppression and calling him a budding corrupt dictator….

  8. I am comfused …….When some one calls lungu mad, he gets arrested …

    When some one calls lungu a corrupt theif , no arrests ????

    Is it true that lungu is indeed a corrupt theif ???

  9. Chagwa and his circus. This is all he can do since his failed to sort out the countries economy and create jobs.. small minded little man

  10. One day it will be Lungu entering inside the wall of these buildings for selectively applying the Law on people who have divergent views to his chamwama way of thinking .The fourty fire Engines saga should never die a natural death till 2021 .The Amos and Chagwa swaziland Mansions is another kick in the teeth of the Zambian electorate .

  11. Can the Police speed up another defamation case of Siwale against President?.Let us have some cases concluded so that legal presidence is set .Arresting every opposition view won’t work.These are signs of government making exit

  12. Calling lungu thief will never make anyone vote for hh. if anything HH has to come out clean. how does he embrace one who obtained money by pretense and ran away in bots. if you hate thieves stay clear from this guy

    Let hh tell us how he will turn the economy around. You cannot get votes giving solidarity to a fraudster and calling people imbeciles and ck buffoons

    Finally Sean is pronounced as SIN.

    Shown is the right spelling

  13. The chapters contravened by Mr Sean Tembo has been read loud and clear. These laws were made when Lungu was probably 2 years old. Like someone has said, these are the issues that opposition members should be tabling and tackling in Parliament as our law makers. But instead they go there to bring up nonissues.

  14. That’s how dictators operate. They use their henchmen with small brains to go around harassing people. We have some of them senselessly posting on this forum. It’s true that education can never change some of these people because their brains are simply not capable of thinking independently. They are busy singing praises to their failed leader even when the country is struggling to make ends meet. What a shame.

  15. The same thing happened to Mwanawasa, ati lishilu but no one was arrested. Now we have a real Ishilu and truth pains kukulonga muntu wandi. Anyway we were told to vote wisely but tatwaumfwile. Next time please vote wisely.

  16. Has anyone seen the video clip in which ECL is being announced in Petauke at a rally that he is the one holding the money purse and he does a ka jig dance. It made me wonder whether Sean Tembo was actually wrong.

  17. Comment: Zambian politics are very fan Zoona especially the opposition leader are can their supporting someone who is wrong

  18. @Lewis politics in Zambia is a very dirty game those who are in acts like they will not leave the office look at South Africa have you ever seen opposition leader is arrested but look the way they talk against the president

    • You are mixing things. The law in RSA doesn’t have laws like ours. RSA doesn’t have death penalty but Zambia has. Defamation in Zambia whether against the president or an ordinary person is a jailable offense in Zambia so don’t compare the two countries. By the way the president cannot interfere while the process is going on.

    • South Africa has a devil’s constitution according to one of our late former Presidents…hence nothing really comparable

  19. Sorry I mean those who are in power .if you look at oppositions in Zambia few of them they have never been arrested but most of them have arrested and thrown in the cells what kind of the politicians do we have in Zambia

  20. This defamation of the President is bad and archaic, it must be removed from the laws of the land. Telling Lungu that he is not thinking properly, does not fall within the confines of defamation of character. Yes, only a person with mental problems, can go and purchase a jet when students have no meal allowance. Which leader takes the lead in inflating government contracts?? I agree Edgar Lungu needs his head to be checked, he is not normal.

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