by Mukosha Funga on 21 Mar 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 21 Mar 2018by Osward Sichone on 21 Mar 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 21 Mar 2018
- Goal Diggers
by Mirriam Chabala on 21 Mar 2018by Nancy Moonga on 21 Mar 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Mar 2018by Mukosha Funga on 19 Mar 2018
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Mar 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 19 Mar 2018by Diggers Reporter on 7 Mar 2018by Diggers Reporter on 2 Mar 2018
- Editor's Choice
by Diggers Editor on 21 Mar 2018by Diggers Editor on 19 Mar 2018by Diggers Editor on 17 Mar 2018by Diggers Editor on 14 Mar 2018
by Felix Kashweka on 10 Mar 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 2 Mar 2018by Felix Kashweka on 24 Feb 2018by Felix Kashweka on 24 Feb 2018
- Guest Diggers
Student appears in court for defamation of the PresidentBy Mukosha Funga on 31 Jul 2017
A 28-year-old DMI St Eugine student has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for three counts of defamation of the President.
According to count one, Edward Makayi on April 20, 2017 with intent to bring the name of the President of the Republic of Zambia Edgar Lungu into hatred published a defamatory matter on Facebook in which he said “…Edgar Lungu is dragging Zambia into hatred and tension…”
In count two, Makayi, is alleged to have demanded UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s release because his wife Mutinta was missing him.
“Edward Roy Makayi on the 4th day of May, 2017 at Lusaka in the Lusaka District of the Lusaka Province of the Republic of Zambia, with intent to bring the name of the President of the Republic of Zambia Edgar Chagwa Lungu in ridicule did publish a defamatory matter on social media namely Facebook by writing in which you said “…Satanic Christian Dictator. Nigga release your friend from prison this is June ataa you, you have Esther, Dora Siliya pa side, Mumbi Phiri ku corner nabenangu kaya. HH only has Mutinta [and] she’s missing him waumfwa. Awe sure kamu guys nika Satanist for real!!!!!…” read the indictment.
According to count three, Makayi insulted the Head of State by posting “F**k Edgar Lungu on Facebook on June 24, 2017.
In the fourth count, Makayi is charged with ‘use of insulting language’.
“Edward Roy Makayi on 24th day of June, 2017 at Lusaka in the Lusaka District of Lusaka Province of the Republic of Zambia, did use insulting language on Stephen Kampyongo on social media namely Facebook by saying ‘Stephen Kampyongo F**k you’ in a manner likely to give such provocation to cause him to break public peace,” read the indictment.
Makayi will take plea soon before magistrate Humphrey Chitalu.
About Mukosha Funga
Mukosha Funga is a Zambian journalist interested in good governance and anti corruption reporting.
- CBU lecturers abusing justice process – CSER - 21 Mar 2018
- Lusambo takes walk of shame, vows to die for Lungu - 21 Mar 2018
- EU gives Zambia K12m for refugees - 21 Mar 2018
- Kalaba distances himself from extravagant spending on Lungu’s trips - 21 Mar 2018
- Matibini suspends Bowman for 30 days - 20 Mar 2018
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesApr0 PostsMay0 PostsJun0 PostsJul0 PostsAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend