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THE trial of New Labour Party leader Fresher Siwale in a Lusaka Magistrate’s court for defaming President Lungu was on Monday adjourned to April 10 and 11, 2019.

Trial could not proceed on Monday because magistrate-in-charge Alice Walusiku was out of jurisdiction.

Siwale is charged with defamation of the President contrary to section 69 of the Penal code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Siwale is alleged to have, on April 22, 2018, with intent to bring the name of President Edgar Lungu into ridicule, published defamatory matter by word of mouth by saying that the President of the Republic of Zambia had other names alleging  that Edgar Chagwa Lungu were not his actual names.

Siwale is also accused of having called for the arrest of President Lungu for having three National Registration Cards.

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