Police in Zambia have arrested a student for allegedly insulting President Edgar Lungu and some of his government officials on Facebook.
Edward Makayi, a 35-year-old he student who is studying engineering at a local privately-owned university, is accused of creating a Facebook account under fake names and defaming Mr Lungu, according to police spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo.
She added that he is also accused of defaming some government ministers, members of the governing party, Mr Lungu’s press aide and the head of the Zambian police.
The defendant is in custody, so unable to either confirm or deny the accusations.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
Earlier this year, president Lungu was seeing scolding the Minister of Livestock and Fishery while kneeling before him