MacDonald Chipenzi arrested and charged along with Richard Sakala, Simon Mwanza

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MacDonald Chipenzi
MacDonald Chipenzi
Daily Nation journalists, Richard Sakala
Daily Nation journalists, Richard Sakala

POLICE in Lusaka have arrested and charged Daily Nation Newspaper proprietor Richard Sakala and production editor Simon Mwanza for alleged publication of false information.
Foundation for Democratic Process executive director MacDonald Chipenzi has also been arrested and charged along with Mr Sakala and Mr Mwanza.
Police spokesperson Charity Munganga-Chanda confirmed the arrest of the trio in a statement in Lusaka yesterday.
“This is in connection with the article that appeared in the Daily Nation Newspaper Vol. 3. Issue 632 of 10th December, 2013 headed Secret Police Jobs Exposed,” Ms Chanda said.
She said the trio remains in custody and will appear in court today.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Accountability is an important cornerstone of democracy. This goes for journalists and politicians.
    Freedom of speech is also such a cornerstone.
    How many british tabloid journalists would have to be arrested for publishing false information??
    The right of the individual seek redress and the law to prosecute criminal acts are the weapons which may be employed and rightly so. But arrests for publishing wrong information???
    Is this proportional?

    J.

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