Tembo’s ‘defamation of the President’ case fails to take off

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The matter in which Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) Sean Tembo was supposed to appear before the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court this morning, could not take place because the docket has not yet reached the Court.

Tembo was expected to answer to a charge of alleged defamation of President Edgar Lungu. Particulars of the alleged offense are that Tembo demanded that a Medical Board be constituted in accordance with article 107 of the Constitution and President Lungu be subjected to a mental examination to determine his fitness to continue holding the office of Republican President.

The PeP President is expected to plead not guilty to the charge of defamation of the President as the Party believes that he was merely exercising his constitutional right by demanding for a Medical Board to be constituted, as enshrined in article 107 of the Republican Constitution.

The Court has extended Tembo’s bond to next week Tuesday when he is required to appear again.


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