Mwense council chairperson, Chikota, arrested for bigotry remarks, to appear in court


Police have arrested Mwense district chairperson, Stephen Chikota, and charged him for the offense of making bigotry remarks .

Luapula Police Chief, Fwambo Siame, confirmed in a statement on Sunday that Chikota and Kelvin Mukuka, a businessman of Mansa have
been arrested and charged for the offense of uttering tribal remarks .

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“Police on Saturday arrested and charged Mwense council chairperson Stephen Chikota 42 and Kelvin Mukuka 33, a businessman of Mansa for the offense of issuing tribal remarks contrary to section 70 of the laws of Zambia,” he said.

He said the offense was in connection with the utterances the duo made this month while in police custody for allegedly being involved in the illegal mining of sugilite.

The two have been released on bond and would appear in court soon.

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