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Communication Minister Urges Police Chief to Arrest UPND Presidential Spokesperson Mubita Nawa for Defamation

General News Communication Minister Urges Police Chief to Arrest UPND Presidential Spokesperson Mubita Nawa...

The government has urged the Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja to arrest United Party for National Development (UPND) presidential spokesperson Mubita Nawa and a UPND cadre for defamation of the President.

A video has since gone viral, where Mr. Nawa acting together with another man a “Mulenga” was allegedly insulting and defaming the Republican President contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Police are currently investigating the matter.

Transport and Communications Minister Hon Mutotwe Kafwaya said that demeaning the Head of State in such a manner should not be condoned.

Hon Kafwaya said that Mr Kanganja must ensure that these two individuals are brought to book immediately, adding that with the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act, the law has sufficient provisions to deal with such crimes.

The Hon Minister says the law further provides for admission of electronic evidence into the courts of law making it sufficient to deal with such issues through out the entire process.

“Let me also appeal to HH (Hakainde Hichilema) to stop teaching his cadres insults. The insulting lectures that he gave in Lukanshya is now bearing very bad fruits,” he said.

“I think that HH must now own up and indicate to the nation that he is tutorials in Lukanshya were terrible resulting in what we are seeing.”

24 COMMENTS

  1. Kafwaya you have no right to instruct the Police to Arrest via media. If you have an issue, log in a normal report, but do not do that in form of instructing police.
    This is where PF are getting it wrong, and leaves a wrong perception.

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  2. Abana nabo bapuba…..irrelevant PF cadre made cabinet minister no TOMPWE too blind to see their own vomit. How do you just instruct the police to arrest some one in that manner? PF is a desperate party and they know most Zambians aren’t going to vote for them in August. Hence such desperate actions for a desperate situation. PF kuyabebele unomuku….

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  3. Nawa has no defaming but saying the truth of comparisons of previous leaders. I dont agree and all Zambians must defend the democracy and freedom of speech. Late Sata used to call Mwanawasa as Cabbage, and called RB as Nyamasoya. Chiluba was called many names but who was arrested for that? Ba Sate, MHSRIP, used to go with kakunkubiti pa Filling Station and no one used to Harass Him. HH used to move freelly during the time of all the Presidents – Mwanawasa, RB, and ba Sata, but why today with Ba ECL blocking HH? And not only HH even Kalaba too? That is all Zambians asking?This is bad reflection. Trully speaking whenever HH moves out of his premises, he is blocked by Police officers and all Zambians are aware of this. The president is a public figure and a servant and not a boss or a…

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  4. You are a Kaonde used tool to shut your fellow Zambians. Why did you not report CK in many words in which he called the president” Icisushi”?

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    • What does Kaonde have to do with it? Why do you have to bring in the issue of being Kaonde?

  5. what about the insults we heard in the video where the opposition’s regalia were being set on fire–Such mention of female genetalia would make one’s ear bust but no directive is issued by the powers that be–that ‘we instructing police to make an arrest’

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    • When some people become more important than others it isn’t democracy. The president cant be more important than other citizens in the same country and therefore have a law protecting him from defamation when all other people don’t.

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  6. demeaning the Head of State in such a manner should not be condoned. How does demeaning the President negatively affect the economy? How does demeaning the President make him fail to do his job? Is he such a fickle human being that once criticised or demeaned he falls sick and cant turn up for work?

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  7. This is disgusting and low behaviour. Insulting the office of the president is utter disrespect. The upnd lack morals. Their tribal hate for others leads them to do such f00lish things. Ba police we beg you to act once your investigation is done. I will personally come and help you arrest this bab00n..should he resist, I will unleash some dirty kicks and slaps on him

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  8. These are the things that we have always said , that when a role model behaves in a certain maner the followers begin to behave in a similar maner. Insults will never be accepted by the majority. You will emulate your role model as much as you can, but when you emulate things that the larger commuinty does not approve off then you will get the kind of sanctions provided for by the law. The worst thing that ever happened in Zambian opposition politics is to have a wrong person at the helm of the opposition political party. We need a nationalist not a sectionallist or a regionalist.

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  9. There is truth in this statement.
    We need a nationalist not a sectionallist or a regionalist leader.
    I wish some people can see sense in it.

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  10. What has cyber law got to do with the video that was made before the law was enacted? Is it possible to use a law that was enacted after the action? Lawyers I need your “input”.

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  11. Dear friends even as you defend nawa and his antiques….please bear in mind that one day hh may lead this country…we hope you will see nothing wrong with an opposition leader behaving as if he too is a head of state…hosting diplomats, drag racing a presidential convoy…never addressing hh as president of the nation…sending congratulations and condolences to other heads of state as if he is ruling…writing other governments to place sanctions on the country…nawa was insulting the head of state…..oneday we will find someone to do that to your leader….let us respect each other and look after this country

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  12. What a load of bu.llsh.it! A waste of Police time and resources if this directive is acted upon. There more serious matters to attend to that the Police have ignored because it involves PF atrocities – they continuously turn a blind eye. The so-called ‘defamation’ of the head of state law is archaic and being used to suppress dissenting voices at the whim and caprice of the PF dictatorship. Most countries that still use such laws are typical dictatorships. ‘Normal’ countries either abolished such laws or don’t use them even when they are in the books.

    How about the GREAT Leader sitting down to answer questions on so many pertinent livelihood issues instead of making the pursuance of perceived enemies as their main job description?

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  13. In as much as the pf has failed beyond recognition in uplifting the lives of the people not to that extent no nawa. We equally expect the police to arrest those who assaulted ama Americans innocent kalimanshi

  14. Arrest Nawa for what as if he is the one that insulted. See how low IQ these guys are, the case will be thrown out also Nawa has a full video where he was reprimanding the guy. Stop wasting the police’s time on non serious issues just like you sent them to a peaceful gathering instead of the secretariat where ba Inno was almost killed and his car helpless destroyed with no police on site.

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  15. So many filthy and bad language like “Icisushi”, someone who said Icisushi cilenunka was not arrested and up to now his speech is well recorded, why then someone else insults and you implicates in an innocent person that he has insulted the Head of State? Chishimba Kambwili with all those utterances he called the president could not be reported to police and he has been even given a thunderous welcome kkkkkk, this is something laughable and you would wonder as to where we are going. Ala umwana wansoka ni nsoka.

  16. There was such violence at the PF secretariat it is hard to ignore. Let’s ask the PFolice to deal with that first.

  17. Mubita Nawa has already apologized 4 the offending Video. Minister Kafwaya should tell us what happened to the PF Cadres who fought each other at the PF Secretariat and Journalists were injured? He should tell us what happened to the PF Cadres and thugs who burnt UPND Regalia? He should tell us what happened to Nsama Nsama and Joseph Kaunda killer? Until PF Militias, Vigilantes and Warlords are disbanded we are not going to have Credible and Peaceful Elections in Zambia. Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa’s prophecy is being realised long b4 August 12. The writing is on the wall.

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  18. A country run by incompetent sheep. Is Lungu some kind of God? Give me a break.
    When did it become illegal to express opinions? This band of m0r0ns called PF only talent is theft of the country’s resources.
    Run to the police with that. Theft is actually a crime.

  19. ZAMBIA POLICE IS A STATE INSTITUTION WITH A MANDATE TO PROTECT ALL CITIZENS AND ALL PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY AND THEY KNOW HOW TO DO THIS. WHY INSTRUCT THEM IN PUBLIC LIKE THIS MINI-STAR KAFAYA HAS DONE? IT IS WRONG FOR ANY POLITICAL PARTY, WHETHER RULING OR OPPOSITION, TO IMPOSE ITS WILL ON A STATE INSTITUTION BECAUSE IF THIS IS CONDONED THEN THAT INSTITUTION BECOMES AN ORGAN OF THE PARTY. THAT IS WHY PEOPLE HAVE LABELED ZP AS THE PF POLICE!

  20. The government has urged the Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja to arrest United Party for National Development (UPND) presidential spokesperson Mubita Nawa and a UPND cadre for defamation of the President.
    Ba LT is it the government urging or is it just one minister? The govt spokesperson is Dora.

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