The Zambia police is about to arrest opposition law maker for Mkushi South Constituency Sydney Chisanga for the so called insulting president Michael Sata.
Central province police commander Solomon Jere has revealed that the police are investigating MMD MP Chisanga.
According to Jere, Chisanga used ‘unpalatable, uncouth and highly defamatory’ words against Sata.
He said Chisanga allegedly used the uncouth and defamatory words against Sata after the electoral petition for Mkushi South in which the PF wanted Chisanga’s election nullified. The PF lost as Chisanga was declared duly elected according to the will of the people.
But according to Jere, Chisanga insulted Sata sometime after.
Jere, who says he is Christian and has released some gospel music, vowed that the police deal with anyone who insults his appointing authority.
‘The Penal code is very clear on defamation of the president. As police we shall not sit idle and watch people use uncouth, defamatory language against the president’, Jere told the government controlled ZNBC.
So far two people are in jail in Zambia after being convicted of insulting Sata.
Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is facing arrest also under the offence of defamation of the president.
The international community is getting concerned under the deteriorating civil rights in Zambia since the PF came into power.