Nakachinda Nabbed for Defaming President

Raphael Nakachinda
Raphael Nakachinda

A senior opposition Patriotic Front (PF) official was today 15 December 2021 detained in police custody following his claims that President Hakainde Hichilema has been Nicodemously meeting judges at his residence.
Raphael Nakachinda (43), who is PF’s member of the central committee in charge of information and publicity, recently claimed that President Hichilema has been summoning judges to his Community House at night.
The allegations landed Nakachinda on the wrong side of the law as police are charging him for defaming the President contrary to section 69 of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said in a statement that Mr Nakachinda been warned and cautioned for the offence.
Mwale indicated that the basis of the charges against Nakachinda was “the statement he issued at High Court grounds on December 13, 2021 and the interview he had on one of the radio stations in Lusaka.”