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Samfya man in court for defaming Lungu

A 21-YEAR-OLD teacher of Samfya district in Luapula Province has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court on two counts of defamation of President Edgar Lungu and being in possession of pornographic materials.

Enockson Banda is alleged to have between April 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018, in Lusaka, with intent to bring the name of the President into ridicule, published a defamatory statement by saying ‘SO EVEN EDGAR C LUNGU F** DOG STYLE’.

He is in count two alleged to have on April 1 and June 30, 2018, in Lusaka, with intent to bring the name of the President into ridicule, published a defamatory statement by saying ‘EDGAR C LUNGU IS A USELESS IDIOT CHIKALA CAKWE STUPID’.

Banda is in the third count charged with possession of obscene materials.

He is alleged to have during the same period had in his possession pictures tending to corrupt morals.

Banda appeared before chief resident magistrate Kenneth Mulife who allocated the case to senior magistrate Humphrey Chitalu but the case was adjourned to Monday for plea.

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