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Zambia Police Arrest Man for Defaming Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development

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Police in Lusaka have arrested Maxson Nkhoma of Kapata Compound in Chipata, Eastern Province, for alleged defamation against Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development, Vincent Mwale.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says Mr Nkhoma, aged 33, is alleged to have published defamatory remarks on social media against Mr Mwale.

Ms Katongo says Mr Nkhoma has been charged with two counts of Criminal Libel contrary to section 391 chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Meanwhile, Police in Siavonga have also arrested a former UPND Youth District Chairman John Simweemba, 40, of Kaleya Compound for proposing violence.

Ms Katongo said Mr Simweemba, acting with four other people, allegedly organized an illegal public meeting where he was inciting people to be beating public officers.

She said he was referring to officers who will be conducting mobile issuance of National Registration Cards, including Police officers.

Ms Katongo said this allegedly happened on June 28, between 14 and 16 hours at Sianyolo Primary school grounds in Siavonga.

She said Simweemba is currently detained in Police Custody and is likely to be jointly charged with four others with unlawful assembly as they did not notify the Police to have a public meeting.

16 COMMENTS

  1. Archaic and neolithic laws … if this chap Vincent wasn’t a minister this would be a none issue I hope the ‘victim’ has been granted bail. We need to free ourselves from these $tup1d laws

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  2. The charge is defective…. Section 391 of the Penal Code is not criminal libel……Accused hold your heart, this case may not go anywhere

  3. Let’s make defamation a civil offence. Have you noticed that more than half the time any personal who gets arrested then sued/prosecuted for defamation/slander/libel is merely sharing an opinion?

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  4. A crime is a crime whether against a minister or poor citizen even when you will come and form government you will not tolerate such nonsense.

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  5. THESE MMD MINISTERS ARE NOW BENEFITING FROM PF AND ORIGINAL PF MEMBERS ARE BEING MISTREATED.
    WHERE WAS VINCENT MWALE,DORA SILITI,BOWMAN LUSAMBO IN 2006,2008 AND 2011?
    TODAY THESE MMD MINISTERS WANT TO BE MORE PF THAN THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS WHO SUFFERED AND FOUGHT FOR PF.
    WONDERS SHALL NEVER END.
    2021 TUKAFILILA MUNSENGA.

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  6. This government will arrest any Zambian that opposes our way of doing things. The only people we will never arrest are foreigners like the Chinese.

    We are rich now because we have worked very hard for it. Some say we are corrupt but even the ACC can’t touch us hahaha.

    By the way, I managed to sell my Range Rover. I will upgrade to a Bugatti.

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  7. What you guy the PF are forgetting is the meaning of the title “minister”, it simply means a servant and mere servant employed by someone or some people and those people are citizens of Zambia who have the right to ask or shout at you when you make a mistake. Minister is not a Boss to think that you are now unshakable. Every servant must be willing to be rebuked, corrected, trained and taught. If you think its an insult to be rebuked by your masters who put you their then you better quit. You are not a servant of the people but a Master.
    Soon you will want the same people you are caging in prison to vote for you.

  8. That ministry is super earner, the millionaire maker. Even Chitotele behaved same as ka gelo ka Vincent is doing…. Walking with ka erection as if it’s first to win a jackport.
    But mu Zambia, they never learn.

  9. I get so many insults and defamatory statements from people especially those devils in diaspora. However I have grown thick skin and just ignore them. My team always tells me to go after such people but I don’t see the point in wasting my time and energy on irrelevant people who do not amount to anything. However, fair play to my brother for teaching that troll a lesson. Kz

  10. What you guy the PF are forgetting is the meaning of the title “minister”, it simply means a servant and mere servant employed by someone or some people and those people are citizens of Zambia who have the right to ask or shout at you when you make a mistake. Minister is not a Boss to think that HE/SHE is now unshakable,unspeakable or untoivhable. It is a very big mistake. Every servant must be willing to be rebuked, corrected, trained and taught. If you think its an insult to be rebuked by your masters who put you their then you better quit. If you feel that no one can rebuke or correct you, then you admiting that you are not a servant of the people but a Master.
    Soon you will want the same people you are caging in prison to vote for you.

  11. I listened to that recording and the issues that were raised by the same gentleman. These arrests will just agitate people further. What Vincent must do is go and apologize to the Chiefs he has wronged. People will continue to talk especially in the face of the 42 Wheelbarrows Tender. Most people whom Sata gave leadership positions didn’t have 3 meals before but today they eat at Chicago’s

  12. Well they may be the untouchables today but let’s see what happens after the elections next year. Dejavu

  13. This boy Vincent Mwale had become so rich from stealing now he thinks he is a self made man.

  14. The funny thing is, these PF thugs forget that once they lose the election next year, it’s these same police that will be arresting their behinds and throwing them in jail. Come quickly 2021. Pf criminals must be caged for a 150 years each. PF criminals, your turn is coming. Prison awaits you. You bandits.

  15. So in Zambia theres no other crime except defamation? this is just because the government is leading a campaign to muzzle the citizens, the media

  16. A firm approach to law and order for digital hate crime is important. People must know something can be done to counter their violence to others. Flash them out and let them stand for their crimes.

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