Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Zambian Student Arrested For Insulting President On Social Media

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Police in Zambia have arrested a student Edward Makayi for allegedly insulting President Edgar Lungu and some of his government officials on Facebook.Edward, a 35-year-old who is studying engineering at a privately-owned university, is accused of creating a Facebook account under fake names and defaming Mr Lungu, according to police spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo.

She added that he is also accused of defaming some government ministers, members of the governing party, Mr Lungu’s press aide and the head of the Zambian police.

The defendant is in custody. He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.Photo Credit: Getty

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