Edgar Lungu, like the hypocritical dictator he has always been, is trying to distance himself from the arrest of a student who expressed strong opinions against him and the PF in general.
Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo said Edward Makayi was arrested for defaming Lungu using a fake Facebook account.
‘We have arrested a student of DMI St Eugene University in Lusaka identified as Edward Makayi aged 35 years in connection with publication of defamatory statements on his Facebook page created in the name Royson Edwards M. The suspect is a student in the School of Engineering at the said university, stated Mwaata Katongo.
She said The defamatory remarks which were authored and posted between April 2017 and July 2017 were targeted at the Republican President His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, home affairs minister, Hon Stephen Kampyongo, Minister of Agriculture, Hon Dora Siliya and Inspector General of Police, Mr Kakoma Kanganja. Others are deputy secretary general of the Patriotic Front, Mrs Mumbi Phiri and presidential press aide Mr Amos Chanda.’
But following world wide condemnation of this latest act of dictatorship, Lungu claimed that he was not involved in directing the police to arrest the innocent student. He may not have been involved but the moment he heard about it, if he was responsible, he should have put a stop to it.