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Sean Tembo arrested for hate speech

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Police in Lusaka have arrested Opposition Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) leader Sean Tembo aged 43 of Ngwerere area in Lusaka in connection with the offence of Hate speech contrary to section 65 of the Cyber-security and Cyber-crimes Act number two of 2021 of the Laws of Zambia.

Facts of the matter are that on October 17, 2023 at 20:31 hours, the suspect posted a hate speech on facebook page under the name of Sean E. Tembo.

Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale says Tembo was served with a call out to report himself to Police Headquarters on October 23, 2023 but he did not show up.

He says police further made efforts to contact his lawyer but the calls went unanswered despite making commitments that they would avail their client to Police.

Mwale says police officers yesterday, around 09:00 hours went to his house where he was requested to come out but instead he opted to lock himself inside the house forcing the officers to have no option but to gain entrance into his house.

He says police managed to pick the suspect and is currently detained in custody yet to be formally charged.

And Police in Lusaka have arrested Stardy Mwale aged 53 of Chinfunshi area in Chililabombwe in connection with the offence of Seditious Practices contrary to section 57 as read with section 60 of the Penal Code.

“Brief facts are that between October 12, 2023 and October 17, 2023, the suspect posted an audio on various social media platforms where he was heard instructing millers in the country to stop the production of mealie meal for 30 days and other sentiments meant to entice the millers to revolt against the government.

“The suspect is detained in custody waiting to be formally charged,” he said.

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