Zambia: Kambwili in Cells for Hateful Language Against Foreigner

Zambian politician Chishimba Kambwili who was detained on February 25, 2019.

National Democratic Congress (NDC) consultant Chishimba Kambwili has been arrested.

Mr Kambwili was arrested for allegedly expressing hateful words against a foreigner believed to be of Indian origin.

He was arrested yesterday after he appeared at the Central Police Station following a police callout on Friday for him to appear and answer to the matter where he was recorded issuing racial and xenophobic remarks towards a man of Indian origin.

Police public relations officer Esther Katongo said Kambwili was arrested and charged with expression or showing hatred, ridicule or contempt for persons because of race, tribe or place of origin or colour contrary to section 70 of the Penal Code, chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

"We have arrested Mr Kambwili and charged him, he is currently detained in police custody," Ms Katongo said.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Times of Zambia

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.