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Chilufya Tayali granted Bail in his defamation case against President Lungu

Feature Politics Chilufya Tayali granted Bail in his defamation case against President Lungu

Economic and Equity Party President, Chilufya Tayali has been granted bail after pleading not guilty to the defamation of the President.

Mr Tayali has been granted bail at K20,000 in his own recognizance and two working sureties from reputable organizations in the like sum to be paid in own recognizance.

Tayali who is being represented by former Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates Court before Magistrate Alice Walusiku yesterday.

The matter has been adjourned to June 23

Last week Police in Lusaka arrested Mr Tayali for the offence of Defamation of the President. This is in line with a video that went viral on social media in which the accused person made derogatory remarks against His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr Edgar Lungu.

He was until yesterday detained in police custody for the subject offence.

This is the second defamation case that Mr Tayali is facing against presidents of two big political parties in Zambia.

Last month the Lusaka High Court pushed to 31st August 2021 the trial in a matter in which UPND President, Hakainde Hichilema sued Mr Tayali for defamation.

Justice Charles Zulu has also set 28th July 2021 for a status conference in the matter. In the order for directions dated 31st March 2021, the court has directed the plaintiff to file a reply on or before 21st April 2021.

In this matter, Mr. Hichilema sued Mr. Tayali in the Lusaka High Court demanding K100 million as costs for defaming him when he accused him of benefitting from the privatization of government assets.

It is alleged that on 15th November 2020 Mr. Tayali held a media briefing where he accused Mr Hichilema of corruptly benefiting from the privatization of government assets and that he deserved to be jailed.

In a statement of claim, Mr Hichilema said contrary to Mr. Tayali’s assertions, he has never been convicted of any criminal offence to warrant being jailed or to be barred from vying for public office as President of the Republic of Zambia
However, in his defence, Mr Tayali says the words he uttered were justified and were fair comment made in good faith and without malice.

18 COMMENTS

  1. What a waste of tax payers money. Tayali can’t hurt a fly to save his life. You have just attracted unecessary attention and now this mosquito will start making more noises.

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  2. The problem is the Press , manipulated by gangs , that give tiyali airtime to spwu his crap……..

    when given this air time , this silly boy then thinks he is important , even printing out bundles of useless papers……
    ati evidence, not knowing it is all rubbish……

  3. Let’s hope Tayali has learnt a lesson not to open his mouth without thinking. When HH and others were detained for 127 days Tayali was laughing at them. Lelo chilipaiwe. When People say there is no longer Rule of Law and Respect for Human Rights Tayali in Zambia Tayali now appreciates why. This is not the Zambia we want where lawlessness is rampant and violation of Human Rights is the order of the day. On August 12 we hope Tayali will join other Voters in sending ECL “ku wire”. We should all vote for HH and UPND Alliance if we want a new lease of life in Zambia. To vote 4 ECL is to vote for more Corruption, incompetent and Visionless Leadership and more ruin and suffering for the next 5 years. That will be Economic and Financial suicide for the People of Zambia.

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  4. This fooooolish silly boy is in trouble he supported these bills so he could impress his teen w-ife with small gifts now they are coming back to bite him….look at him …remember BUFFOON CK who you have completely destroyed where do you think he is and what he is doing with your former masters. This boy has too many enemies and he has destroyed too many people for bronze coins…he has been used by Lazy Lungu and dumped now.

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  5. True testament of how powerful and fair our legal system is in Zambia. Welcome back home my mbuya. Take it is easy on wlfey. Prison changes a man.

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  6. Tayali has tasted his own medicine. The ECL Regime has shown him how brutal it is. Instead of fighting other Opposition Parties Tayali should join hands to fight this ECL Dictatorship. Should ECL and PF retain Power in 2021 People will see the true colours of ECL. They will Cry and suffer. People should vote for HH and UPND Alliance and “The Zambia we want” Alliance to change their lives for the better. People will regret it should ECL steal a Third Term. All their Rights will be violated and their lives ruined. Wait and see.

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  7. More are likely to be swallowed by the same monster of law they supported and no sympathy for them, they are just reaping what they sowed with excitement and eyes wide open but brains in total darkness.

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  8. More are likely to be swallowed by the same monster of law they supported and no sympathy for them, they are just reaping what they sowed with excitement and eyes wide open but brains in total darkness. Just wait and see.

  9. The article say that he made derogatory remarks which is wrong. Chilufya Tayali made accusations against President Lungu. If you employ proper scribes and have editorial staff such silly mistakes should not occur. The amount of errors contained in this paper is astonishing that I wonder whether you actually employ professional journalists. Otherwise you do a good job to inform Zambians.

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  10. Tayali is just a confused Person. If indeed he is a leader of a Political Party how would he urge his followers to vote for a PF Candidate in Matero and a UPND Candidate in Lusaka Central? Does this EEP Party rely exist and does it have Members and followers we wonder? This is just a Briefcase Party hired for a fee to do some errands. Tayali is arrested,detained and charge with Defamation of character of ECL but he still supports PF. What a confused Character. Nobody will listen to this Political Prostitute and a Rubble Rouser. People should vote 4 HH. He has Intergrity, competencies and Vision. Vote 4 HH and UPND Alliance and “The Zambia we want” Alliance for Salvation.

  11. Bail for a case of defamation! What a joke of a democracy! And bail is as high as a case of treason!
    bail at K20,000 in his own recognizance and two working sureties from reputable organizations in the like sum to be paid in own recognizance.
    Can we just stop pretending we are a democracy when we have autocratic leaders like Lungu who are only fit to live in the neighbourhood of Idi Amin, King Leopold of Belgium and the likes

  12. Attention seeking is the order of the day…people have become so obsessed with attention they will even sleep or insult their own mothers just to be in the news…Tayali would do the same thing…he’s sick in the head

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  13. Mungulu man in trouble, too much vingazi. Extremely irrelevant but covered in public media always. No value to the nation whatsoever excerpt exposing Kambwili and getting the conviction and getting back Kambwili to the very party that expelled him, with an un conditional reinstatement due to the coming elections, will be used like the other guy who was told to be mobilizing, piece work yaoneka

  14. Most filling stations are dry, can some body address both the issue and the nation. Our journalists as usual very quiet on such an important subject. Most filling stations in the country are dry

  15. @Maple Chilufya I think you mean “otherwise you don’t do a good job to inform Zambians”. I don’t thnink LT have any journalists in their employ. Their business model is to lift stories from other publishers and then put these on the LT platform. Journalism is but a secondary chore to them

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