Zambia Reports (Lusaka)

Zambia: Miles Sampa Declares War With Zambian Watchdog

Commerce deputy minister Miles Sampa has said he is not impressed with some online media outlets that allegedly publish slanderous articles and he will take legal action against some of them.

Sampa was speaking in Kasama where he visited Patriotic Front (PF) leadership in Northern Province with his Community Development counterpart Jean Kapata.

Sampa, President Michael Sata's nephew, was speaking in reference to an online news article that appeared on the Zambian Watchdog and alleged he had tarvelled to Kasama with cash meant for unknown purposes.

Sampa, who sued Kachepa Gossip Site whose owner was based in the United States, said he will pursue the owners of Zambian Watchdog to get relief.

He stood and asked members of the Press whether he had any cash strapped to his body or not.

He then told Kapata to stand up and opened her handbag to dispel rumours that he had travelled to Kasama for nefarious purposes.

"I don't care whether they are hiding in London or wherever they are. I recently won damages in the United States and I have no qualms about pursuing people that spread falsehoods," he said. "I don't care whether the owner is in London, I will get them"

Sampa and Kapata, who are members of PF central committee, were in Kasama to brainstorm with local PF leadership on ways to make grassroots organs of the party self-sustainable and address issues of indiscipline among members.

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