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SOLWEZI YOUTH NABBED FOR DEFAMING PRESIDENT LUNGU

POLICE in Solwezi have arrested a 21-year-old man for defamation of President Edgar Lungu.
North-Western Province Commissioner of Police, Elias Chushi, confirmed the arrest of Alex Munganga of Messengers com-pound.
Mr Chushi said Rodgers Tanganyika aged 40 of Cheshire area in Solwezi, reported the matter to police around 16:00 hours on Friday.
“Police in Solwezi received a report of defamation of the President, which occurred on 27th November, 2020 around 1600 hours at Solwezi Messengers Compound, which was reported by Rogers Tanganyika aged 40 of Cheshire Home Area in Solwezi,” Mr Chushi said.
He said Munganga published a statement on his Facebook account with intent to bring the name of the President into ridicule or contempt. “Alex Munganga aged 21 of Messengers Compound Solwezi, also of Inama Village, Chief Sikufele, in Manyinga District, Northwestern Province who with intent to bring the name of the President into ridicule or contempt, published a statement on his Facebook Account,” he said. Mr Chushi said the suspect was in police custody and would appear in court soon.

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