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Chilufya Tayali and Christopher Kapita Arrested for Hate Speech and False Information

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The Police in Lusaka have arrested two individuals, Chilufya Tayali, aged 48, and Christopher Kapita, aged 54, for offenses of Hate Speech and Giving False Information to a Public Officer, respectively. The police took this action in connection with the remarks that Tayali allegedly made and posted on various social media platforms between January 1 and 29, 2023. Kapita was apprehended on January 29, 2023, in Lusaka.

Tayali, a resident of House Number 38 Ngwezi Road in Roma Township, has been arrested for the offense of Hate Speech, which is contrary to Section 65 of the Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Act No.2 of 2021. The alleged remarks that he made on social media targeted some traditional Chiefs and Commanders from the Defense and Security wings.

Kapita, a taxi driver in Lusaka, has been arrested for the offense of Giving False Information to a Public Officer, which is contrary to Section 125 of the Penal Code, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Both suspects are currently in police custody, awaiting formal charges. The Assistant Public Relations Officer, Godfrey Chilabi, stated that the police are committed to ensuring that the law is followed, and those who break it will be held accountable.

37 COMMENTS

  1. TAYALI , NAWAKWI ,SIN TEMBO , IMBWAILO, NAKACHINDA AND THE LIKES AR MAKING THE POLITICAL ARENA STINK. PEPLE Lake THEM MAKE YOUNG ONES BELIEVE THAT POLITICS IS DI.RTY BECAUSE ALL WHAT THEY SAY IS ABSOLUTELY DIRTY. SOE OF THESE MEN ,,,EVEN BAKAPONYA ARE EVEN MUCH BETTER , AND SOME OF THESE WOMN EVEN PROSTITUTES FOUND IN KACHASU ARE MUCH BETTER , THEY DESERVE ARRESTS

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    • Just leave Tayali alone. You are making popular. Courts do not use emotion, you will be embarrassed when he justifies what he said.

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    • Iwee…. when such people were arrested in the Lungu regime you called it dictatorship. No wonder this country will not develop. If you condemned such arrests in the past you should condemen them even now.

    • Remember the one who used to cry dictat0rship? We told you he was saying it in his own image. Does freedom of speech only apply to those who go crying to the west?

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  2. Chilufya Tayali has been arrested several times recently on the same charge and none of the cases has progressed in court. This is an indication that the charges are politically motivated. If Tayali has defamed some people they can’t sue him under the applicable Law than to use State institutions like the Police to shield those in authority. If there isn’t any credibility in what he said then they can issue a counter statement otherwise there arrests are embarrassing the State apart from making a nonentity popular

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  3. Just keep arresting him………..

    Keep him in longer and longer, he will soon get the message……..

    Tiyali can’t be made any more popular………

    Zambians know he is a clown with nothing to offer being used by the clique………

    Forward 2031…………

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  4. Get some ” inmates” , who are shall we say aggrieved by his insults to beat the crap out of him in the cells each time he gets locked up……

    He will soon start to realise the clique will get him maimed…………..

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  5. UPND please just ignore this nonentity…..he has some serious personality disorder and he is always seeking attention…he is not contributing anything to the Zambian economy…he has no job and he survives on handouts….he does things on purpose so that he can get arrested…and by arresting him you just feeding his ego…

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  6. nothing will happen to them bcoz this tribal agenda is sponsored by big foreigners to keep locals away from engaging in gainful discussions. its a deliberate plan to keep zambians engaged talking this valueless topic of tribe. in pf govt nothing was done to the tribalists and even in upnd we have seen nothing being done to the tribalists as well. these politicians are not different, even after upnd leaves power they shall still be talking about tribe just to keep their fellow citizens behind.

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    • Zambia’s peaceful nature has been a thorn to those who see Africa as a volatile continent. As KK once said, the en3rmy is hell bent at breaking your moral because of their vested interests. They have the time and money. we need to work smarter and unite as a country. Powerful from the old man.

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  7. “Kwacha!!…..Ngweee” now one of the strongest currency in Africa. Our youths need to be taught the struggle behind our currency.

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    • @Magaba…I don’t blame you, chizungu cha ku pita and its not your language so I will translate. Kwacha means open your eyes and ngwee means all clear. So vula menso so that you can see who your real en3rmies are. Tayali ni ka nsomba ka n’gono. Look at the big fish and what they are trying to do to us. This has nothing to do with currency or Biden as you put it. Muzi nkalako jacked up man.

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    • Ati Chizungu cha ku pita yet you are explaining Chinyanja words? Africans think everything that (they think) is complicated is for white people. Ma inferiority complexes

  8. This is what happens when you speak the truth. The upnd had the audacity to accuse us in pf of trampling on people’s rights. I am glad Zambians are now seeing that it is upnd who do not believe in us having freedoms and exercising our rights. Many leaders in africa have tried this and ended up in exile. Hh be careful

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  9. Tayali and Nawakwi have been arrested and charged I dont know how many times…there cases just disappear or negotiated outside court its time to get serious and take these cases all the way to judgement…we are tired of this noisemaker Tayali and campaign election grandma Nawakwi

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  10. Chilufya Tayali has no job or business but he lives in a low density high cost area. His life is better than Dr. Proud or even an average worker. How does he survive? ZRA should take an interest an undeclared income for tax purposes. Who is his benefactor? He’s found it fertile to provoke those in the UPND because he knows that they’ll lose their cool like lunatics at the expense of service delivery.

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    • Ayo ni ma jealous manje…who is stopping you from living in a low density high cost area like Tayali? The small fish is doing his job which is offering checks and balance not vi ma cheer leader vo totela totela chabe. Why are you people complaining on behalf of the president? The president said you can call him whatever you want and quite frankly he does not care so issue yanu ni chani? We want Fr33dom.

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    • Tiyali used to survive in the PF era by helping foreigners and other corrupt people get contracts ………..he was a fixer for a percentage of the contract value.

      With his persistence and loud mouth , he had plenty clients who were after GRZ contracts.

      Not anymore

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    • So why are you arresting him if he can’t survive by himself? I think when God was giving out Nzelu na common sense, some people must have been at a party.

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  11. I fully support Ayatollah Khomeini above, ZRA should take interest in Tayali’s lifestyle. He lives in a high-cost area (Roma) and yet he gives the impression that he has no money to feed his family and maintain his marriage, blaming HH without shame. Is he in the servant’s quarter or main house? ZRA, this is your homework.

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  12. Court jester never short of entertainment! Now who is this other Kapita fellow. I hope he is not a competitor to court jester.

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  13. He called Nervous Mumba, Miles Sampa and other Zambians in the 2.8M useful !d!0+$ for supporting BMW. How is this hate speech? Why is tribal BMW worried because of this? Nervous Sekwila misconstrued Tayali’s statement because he is obviously nervous. Being a political leader, Tayali says and is entitled to say all the negative phrases and things against BMW and his gang. Just how is this hate speech? This is victimization of man by sick bujus operatiing incohoots with BMW.
    We are witnessing the worst of Zambia in its history. Who does this? He obviously didn’t say what has never been said before and what continued being said.
    #release Tayali.

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  14. What a lame police force! Always on one man. They couldnt find those kidnapped women and cant even get a succesful prosecution. They just await political orders.
    “remarks that he made on social media targeted some traditional Chiefs and Commanders from the Defense and Security wings”
    Did thechiefs and commanders complain? When did they register a case?.

  15. Kaizar Zulu and Chilufya Tayali are just like crying children. The best treatment to them is to ignore their ignorance and their insults. Like President Museverini once noted. Arresting such arrogant characters like Kaizar Zulu or Chilufya Tayali would just turn them into heroes. Whilst the fact is that they are just mental disarrogates.

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