Power and Politics

Party leader, M’membe, faces High Court trial, may get 25 years jail term if found guilty of espionage


Socialist Party president, Fred M’membe, was on Tuesday committed to the High Court for trial on allegations of espionage.

Lusaka resident magistrate, Kawama Mwamfuli, committed the opposition leader to the High Court for summary trial as the Director of Public Prosecutions, Gilbert Phiri, had this time issued the committal certificate.

M’membe if found guilty, faces 25 years jail term for espionage.

The politician was charged with espionage contrary to Section 3 of the the State Securities Act chapter 111 of the laws of Zambia.

It is alleged that on an unknown date but between the August 26 and September 16, 2023 at Lusaka, M’membe jointly and whilst acting together with others for any purpose prejudicial to the safety or interests of the Republic did in a documentary which was published and communicated on different media platforms titled “The Grand Regional Scheme: How Foreign Powers and Local elites are destroying Africa Part 1” did give information which might be or is intended to be directly or indirectly useful to a foreign power.

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