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M’membe arrested, charged

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Dr Fred M’membe

Police in Lusaka have formally arrested and charged Dr. Fred M’membe aged 64 of Plot 7345 Nangwenya road for the offence of Libel Contrary to Section 191 of the Penal Code Act Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

Brief facts of the matter are that the accused on June 6,2023 with intent to defame, did publish an article and circulated it on social media to say that fired cop dies of depression and further did allege that the deceased Moses Kabamba a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police who was a Divisional Criminal Investigations officer for North-Western Division, had risen Blood pressure and died after he heard that the Deputy Inspector General of Police for Operations, Milner Muyambango had refused to obey instructions given by the Solicitor General Marshal Muchende, to introduce back on the payroll, retired police officers as a way to have their matter settled out of court.

The suspect has been detained in custody and will appear in court soon.

Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga says the police have further administered a warn and caution statement to Dr. M’membe on an alleged offence of Communication of certain Information contrary to Section 4 Subsection 3 of the State Security Act Chapter 111 of the laws of Zambia.

Hamoonga says, brief facts of the matter are that Dr Fred M’membe with other unknown persons did receive classified information that the Chairpersonship of the Central Joint Operations Committee has been changed, which information he posted on July 21, 2023 on the Facebook page called Fred M’membe an act that contravenes the State Security Act Chapter 111 of the laws of Zambia.


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