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Lumezi member of Parliament Munir Zulu arrested for seditious practices

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In a significant development, the Lumezi Member of Parliament, Munir Zulu, has been charged and arrested by the police in Lusaka for the alleged offense of Seditious Practices. The arrest follows Mr. Zulu’s purported utterance of seditious words in which he claimed that President Hakainde Hichilema would dissolve Parliament on Friday, September 8th, 2023, and call for early elections.

Munir Zulu, aged 35 and an independent Member of Parliament representing Lumezi, reportedly made these remarks on September 7, 2023, at the Ibex Hill Police station. The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, has officially confirmed the arrest and charges.

According to Mr. Mwale, Mr. Zulu is accused of inciting Zambians to prepare for election campaigns following the alleged dissolution of Parliament by President Hichilema. These remarks have purportedly caused discomfort and disaffection among the people of Zambia.

In a statement to ZNBC News, Mr. Mwale disclosed that the suspect is currently in police custody, awaiting his court appearance.

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  1. How long do we have to complain about the Zambia police services before something is done
    We have to go back and define FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
    “purportedly caused discomfort and disaffection among the people of Zambia.” WHICH PEOPLE ???
    most are totally unaware as we all concentrating on making better lives for ourselves

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    • Please find time to educate yourself about Freedom of Speech. What MZ was doing is criminal and has nothing to do with freedom of speech. His speech was meant to incite people which is contrary to the law. It would be good to see these MPs conducting themselves in the manner they are expected by those who voted for them.

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    • Munir Zulu said something stupid but stupidity is no crime. Free Munir Zulu. I saw the clip. He said that he had information suggesting that HH was going to dissolve parliament. Munir Zulu was stupid to believe that information because so far no grounds exist for HH to dissolve parliament. The legislature is passing legislation that is suggested. So what would prompt any President to dissolve parliament prematurely and call for fresh elections? Those close to Munir Zulu, please help the not-so-wise man from Lumezi to understand.

    • All Zulu was doing is speculate. How does that translate into sedition? If it doesn’t happen he loses reputation. Only in North Korea would he be arrested for this. Democracies have freedom of speech. That’s why London even has a speaker’s corner where you can shout out all unpalatables

  2. What is the proper definition of the ZP duties? It appears the bulk has to do with intimidation of opposition leaders and their members.
    A pastor was arrested for simply inviting Edgar Lungu for a church service in Ndola recently.

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    • So imwe you think what this lunatic Munir said should go unpunished? Claiming that the president was dissolving parliament and calling for early elections is normal to you??

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    • #Dull Love… this is not something the entire Zambia police should jump on. HH in opposition said so many and more dangerous things including that he was in contact with our men in uniform. Maybe Zulu was right but because he preempted it HH decided not to dissolve parliament and for disturbing the program Zulu has been arrested.
      Double standards is our undoing. HH was arrested for disturbing the presidential motorcade …. to Upnd it wasn’t a crime…. today if Kambwili does that to HH it will be a crime.

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    • Dejavu would support any nonsens from PF and their supporters…….

      Muniar by advising people to start campaigns is effectively dissolving the effective governance of the government by putting people in campaign mode……….

      Jail that boy………

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  3. “These remarks have purportedly caused discomfort and disaffection among the people of Zambia.” I am certainly not one of those people. Why are we becoming this petty? Surely, how can a normal person take offence at such simple utterances which in all sense can be considered a joke? Am baffled by the police action.

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  4. Muniar by instigating Zambians to be I campain mode is effectively dissolving reflective governance by GRZ………

    The government needs Zambians to work , time for campaigns is comming,………

    Anyone who advices otherwise is an enemy of development………

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    • Munir Zulu is an independent MP in name only as he fraternizes with the PF as a political ally. There is a lot of suitable political experience in the PF to help Hon Zulu stay out of trouble. Why allow an ally get into unnecessary trouble?

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  5. Which is more alarming: to insinuate that Parliament will be dissolved or to tell the nation that some people are planning a coup?

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  6. There seems to be a lot of politically constipated people on here. Such comments by a lawmaker does border on threat to national security. I’m here reading some comments saying MZ was joking. How does one joke with such matters. An elected representative for that matter. If his statement is a joke, then Zambia is too.

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