The Zambia Police Service has recorded a warn and caution statement from opposition Patriots for Economic Progress (PEP) President Sean Tembo. Police Spokesperson RAE HAMOONGA says the statement is for the offence of hate speech.
Mr HAMOONGA says it is alleged that on November 2, 2021, Mr TEMBO posted names on his Facebook account believed to be of Bemba tribe who were being probed for the crimes committed in the previous regime.
He says in the posting, Mr TEMBO stated that at the rate at which the Government was making arrests, Bembas will become extinct in approximately Seven months.
He says such utterances involved hostility or segregation directed towards a particular social grouping on grounds of tribe or origin.
Mr HAMOONGA says Mr TEMBO was released soon after the warn and caution statement was recorded. This is contained in a statement made available to ZNBC NEWS in Lusaka by Mr HAMOONGA
In Other News – Harry Kalaba and KBN TV editor to be Arrested over Leaked Audios
A source from the Zambia Police says there is a manoeuvre to arrest Democratic Party leader Harry Kalaba and KBN Television editor Petty Chanda over the leaked audio. But Zambia Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said he could not confirm whether the duo would be arrested or not.
“We can’t say whether they will be arrested or not, we don’t comment like that. Wait until they are arrested. If they will be arrested, we will cross the bridge when we get there. Then we will issue a statement,” said Hamoonga.
Last week, police summoned and interviewed Chanda over an audio recording KBN aired in which home affairs permanent secretary – administration Josephs Akafumba and President Hakainde Hichilema’s political advisor Levy Ngoma were discussing issues pertaining to the opposition Democratic Party. Read More