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MINER IN COURT FOR DEFAMING PRESIDENT LUNGU


Lusaka ~ Thur, 14 Jan 2021

By Brightwell Chabusha

A miner of Chililabombwe is appearing in court for allegedly defaming President Edgar Lungu in Ndola.

Mr Daniel Bwalya Lukwesa, 40, of Chililabombwe pleaded not guilty to the offence when it was read for him.

Particulars of the offence are that on January 8, 2021, Lukwesa, with intent to bring the name of the President into hatred,ridicule or contempt did utter defamatory words saying President Lungu “buk**a bwabo, chi***a”.

He appeared before Ndola resident Magistrate Mary Goma for plea but he denied the charge after it was read to him.

Magistrate Goma then recorded a plea of not guilty and adjourned the matter to January 18 this year, for commencement of trial.

His lawyer Tom Shamakamba applied for bail as the offence committed was bailable.

“We are applying for bail, the offence my client is charged with is a bailable offence, he is of fixed abode and will be present before court when required,” Shamakamba said.

Magistrate Goma then granted Mr Lukwesa bail of K5000 in his own recognisance with two working surities in the like some.

7 Comments

  1. KC

    NONSENSE! BAFI*A*A, ARREST DR CHIKALA CHILUFYA. MULEKENI SHIMAINI BANE!

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  2. LITIA NGOMBALA

    One Zambia, One Nation.

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  3. LELO LELO

    KC, TAUFISEME. PANO NDELANDA KALE BAKWISHIBE. IWE SHIMAINI WALETONTMKANYE NSHI. ATI NOT GUILT! WAMONA WAILETELELA

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    • KC

      LET THEM FOOLS COME IM MORE THAN READY.SOME WILL SWIM IN THEIR BLOOD,THE REST IN THEIR …!

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  4. Black machende

    Kkkkkk bwafya saana kuti waseka kwati fisuma ati buka,,, bwabo chika ,,,,,,,, pwilikisheni fye ba Brightwell😃😃😃😃😃kkkkkll

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    • FuManchu

      It’s practiced in some tribes that a chief is every one’s target for insults when frustrated for relief! This is a silly law “Defaming the president!” It is laughable that leaders in Zambia (Africa) without a home grown governance system copy everything either from the capitalistic west to the socialist or communist east yet when it suits them nurtures traditional norms that immunizes the leadership from description as citizens see and interpret them in their leadership actions!

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  5. kc

    dont insult the head of state,use yo voter’s card on 12th augast 2021 to remove all these idiotism,

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