Politics

Medical Doctor Jailed 3 Years For Defamation of President Lungu; Creating Fake Facebook Account

The Mongu Magistrates Court has convicted and sentenced a medical doctor of Luampa Mission Hospital in Western Province identified as Dr Kwalela Kafunya to three years imprisonment for defaming President Edgar Lungu.

Dr Kafunya was charged with three counts of Defamation of the President contrary to section 59 Chapter 87, Written Threats to Murder contrary to section 218 chapter 87 and Giving False Information to a Public Officer contrary to section 125 cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Facts of the matter are that Dr Kafunya created a fake Facebook account for purposes of bringing the name of the Republican President into ridicule by posting disturbing remarks, insults and digitally altering images of the Republican President with intent to bring his name into disrepute using a facebook account created in the names of another person who is also a medical doctor at the same Hospital.

Dr. Kafunya further sent written threats to murder the doctor in whose name the facebook account was created through text messages while in another count the accused gave false Information to a Public Officer of Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Police Station.

For the offences of Defamation of the President and Giving False Information to a Public Officer, Dr Kafunya was sentenced to two years imprisonment for each count while for written threat to murder; he was sentenced to three years.

The sentences will run concurrently translating into three years behind bars.

“We welcome this judgment and we believe that this conviction will send a strong warning to all those that are in a habit of abusing social media because officers are working round the clock to bring perpetrators to book,” Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said.

24 Comments

  1. Mpombo

    When the the Greeks where setting the field of medicine The first rule was thou shalt do no harm Its a shame for a medical doctor to Indulge in such. This naked hatred for the head of state as if he voted himself has gone beyond politics. Satanism and witchcraft have crept in

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  2. Mpombo

    When the the Greeks where setting the field of medicine The first rule was thou shalt do no harm Its a shame for a medical doctor to Indulge in such. This naked hatred for the head of state as if he voted himself has gone beyond politics. Satanism and witchcraft have crept in.

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  3. Kenny

    Thanks

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  4. Amos Siambuli

    That’s so embarrassing

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  5. Kedric siame

    POLICE and CID investigate mor couplet do your work.

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  6. swana brown

    These are the culprits we always abt never bit a finger dat feeds u nw look at urself foolish

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  7. good

    Thanks

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  8. Richard

    Changwa, he is a worst president.

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  9. norman sinkonde

    May GOD for give he for doing that to our President,

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  10. chileshe

    SO EMBASSYING

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  11. chileshe

    TOO BAD

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  12. Summer salt

    It’s sad that people have resorted to tell their father all manner of insults. Guys, it is written, that how good and pleasant it is when brethren dwel together in unity, for it will be like the ointment which was poured on Aaron’s head, that went down to his beheads, and to his garments. The picture here is leadership all the way to a common person. It means, if God wanted to bless the nation he will first bless the head, then down to a common person like me. Now how do we get a blessing in this manner? Lets be in unity and we shall see good! Again I coat, children honor your father and mother so that it may go well with you. As a nation we have only one father, ecl. If you want two Fathers, get to English books primary level and you will discover that any living thing with two heads is a monster!

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  13. RB

    Too sad, there will be no secret under the universe… Look my brother you forget that what you were doing was wrong both in the eyes of the Lord and people you inclusive….. What do you think about your family now!!! Look at your poor brother who toiled for you all along!!!! Is this what you thought of paying him as a reward of being there for you day in and out!!!!! Who is going to carry the heavy load of your own children and wife????? May God speak to you and find time to repent and look back. The insults and everything that you did was as the directive of the devil, may Almighty God forgive you.
    Serve the punishment, as you come back try farming because government has black listed you.
    Kafunya mwanaka!!!!!!!

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  14. Alex Kulumbekwa

    Feeling sad for the man……but what he was doing was just too childish and an Godfull……how can you threaten to murder you fellow doctor….anyway maybe he knew what he was doing

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  15. Wise Me

    What time did this miserable doctor have for patients? He deserves jailing. Medicine is a noble job held in high esteem. This man is a danger to society. He doesn’t obey medical ethics.

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  16. Chupa

    I see a different logic in this doctors reasoning. I really feel he acted to implicate his colleague which is a shame to him self. We need to love one another.

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  17. Malama

    Justice

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  18. dowell

    That is politics we are one people

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  19. MK

    civil servants it z a big lesson to u!! RESPECT

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  20. simwaba J.S

    Gvt continue with cleaning and my advised is that Mr.president make all ministries to work effectively be like the late Micheal C.Sata dont be toothless visit hospitals by surprise and see what time they start work .is the duty of a minister to see his ministry working not just sitting and zambia can advanced in all angles .May our father God give you more wisdom Amen

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  21. kasy

    What a shameful doctor

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  22. sam

    i cry for you my fero dr

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