Lukuku Found With Case To Answer

The Lusaka Magistrates’ Court has found Republic Progressive Party leader James Lukuku with a case to answer in a matter he is charged with expressing or showing ridicule or contempt for persons because of race.

The court, however, acquitted Lukuku in the first charge where it was alleged that ¬†between 1st November, 2018 and 5th NOvember, 2018, he uttered a seditious speech titled “Kitwe riots against China are welcome, let us multiply these riots a million times”.
This speech was sent to five WhatsApp groups.
Chief resident magistrate Lameck Mwale acquitted Lukuku on Monday, sayng the prosecution has not established essential elements to warrant the placing of the accused on his defence in the first count.

But in the second count, which alleges that Lukuku, between 1st November 2018 and 5th November, 2018, he uttered words and published writings expressing and showing hatred, ridicule or contempt

for Chinese nationals wholly or mainly because of their race, place of
origin or color in a speech titled, “Kitwe riots against China are
welcome, let us multiply the riots in a million folds” sent to five
WhatsApp groups, the magistrate established a prima facie case against him.

The case has been adjourned to February 25, 2020 for opening of defence.


  1. P.M

    You are quick to prosecute someone for rightly exposing these Chinese infestors who have caused so much damage to this country through corruption with government officials and yet you cant do anything against these PF politicians promoting tribalism. What a shame. No wonder no other race will ever respect the African race.

  2. Fyantha

    Hatred is not good. Refrain pipo. Zambia where are we going? Learn to solve matters amicably.

  3. Dalice

    God will soon respond to our cries. May God faithfully judge the issues in our country.

  4. Angoni

    Please lock the the chap he is a time waister

  5. poroshenko

    next its bizwell mutale and nkandu luo if you dont cage them you ar a pf wing

  6. zizo tau

    Ili bad

  7. Reasoning

    At least his vitriol was directed at people who’ve infested our country in the name of investors. The fact that citizens rioted, is enough cause for concern for government, arresting Lukuku is not a solution. What should have been done was to establish and address the cause of the riots.

    • Kalumba Banda

      You don’t Comment on a case which is in court, you will be ARRESTED FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT

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