Economic and Equity Party (EPP) leader Chilufya Tayali was yesterday treated to a rude shock when one of his sureties decided to withdraw, citing pressure from his family. This is a matter in which Tayali is charged with defamation of the President contrary to 69 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia. Particulars of the offence are that Tayali, 47, on unknown dates but between May 2 and 5, 2021 in Lusaka, with intent to bring the name of the President into hatred, ridicule or contempt published a video clip in which he said that: “the Republican President Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu is funding and protecting Innocent Kalimanshi who is the personification of hooliganism, violence and…...

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