Zambian Watchdog is duly registered, alternative source of news-Court told

Post Managing Editor Amos Malupenga says his publication has officially declared former President Fredrick Chiluba”s Spokesperson EMMANUEL MWAMBA as its enemy, according to ZNBC Monday news.

Mr. Malupenga says Mr. Mwamba was declared an enemy of the Post Newspapers a few days after its Editor-in-Chief Fred Mmembe was released from custody on bail in a contempt case.

Mr. Malupenga told the Lusaka High Court that this is because of Mr. Mwamba’s alleged activities against the newspaper.

He was testifying this during cross examination in a matter where Mr. Mwamba is charged with contempt of court.

It is alleged that Mr. Mwamba authored two contemptuous and scandalous articles on the Zambia Watchdog website analyzing Mathew Mohan’s evidence in the murder of Lusaka businessman Sajid Itowala.

Mr. Malupenga said the publication regards anyone who plans to cause complete destruction of its establishment as an enemy.

He also told the court that members of staff at the Post who dealt with Mr. Mwamba at a personal level have been told to do so cautiously.

Mr. Malupenga further said the online publication is an alternative source of news.

Another witness Lloyd Musonda testified that the Zambian Watchdog was duly registered with the office of the Registrar of Companies.

Mr. Musonda, an Assistant Inspector of Companies at the Patents and Companies Registrations Office (PACRO), told the court that the Watchdog is registered in the name of  a Mr. Lloyd Himaambo.

Courtesy of ZNBC

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