Gladys Monde, the co-founder of the Sistah Sistah Foundation, was detained by police in Lusaka at the age of 29 for giving false information to public officials and unlawful assembly.
Three further people have been detained on the same grounds for the offense of Illegal Assembly, including the Director and an officer in the administration.
This comes after the foundation got a police permission under the pretense that they were planning a protest against assault against women and gender-based violence (GBV).
The organization, however, is thought to have duped the police and advanced LGBTQ rights—commonly known as the acceptance of sodomy—in the nation.
Since then, police have started looking into the Sistah Sistah Foundation’s programs and activities.
The suspects are being held by police, according to police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale, and will shortly appear in court as investigations continue.
“Police have charged and arrested the Co-Founder of Sistah Sistah Foundation identified as Gladys Mwangala Monde aged 29 of Silverest area in Lusaka with the offence of Giving False Information to Public officers and Unlawful Assembly.Police have also charged and arrested three others identified as Ann Kazhila Hollard aged 28 of Civic Center area who is the Programme Director, Chilombu Kabambi aged 22 an Administrative under the same foundation and Luse Mwila Chanda aged 25 with the offence of Unlawful Assembly,” he said.