THE OFFICER IN CHARGE.
Zambia Police Service
Kasama Central Police station.
13th August, 2019.
REF: COMPLAINT AGAINST GEOFFREY BWALYA MWAMBA PURSUANT TO SECTION 70 OF THE PENAL CODE.
The captioned matter refers. I write to formally lodge a complaint and open a docket against the above named individual for the offence of Expressing hatred against persons because of their tribe or place of origin contrary to Section 70(1) of the penal code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
My complaint is based on the numerous Tribal statements that Mr Mwamba has made in public over the last few months in which he has shown open contempt and hatred for Zambians that come predominantly from the, Western, North-western and Southern regions respectively, especially the Tonga speaking people.
Most recently, Mr Mwamba uttered a statement on (09th August 2019) at Chambeshi Market in Kasama in which he was heard to say the following (Northern, Luapula and Muchinga will be a no go area for UPND and that Hakainde Hichilema should not be allowed to enter in the said regions).
A CD of the footage and media statement as directly reported by Smart Eagles showing him making this statement as well as public reactions is enclosed herewith for your information and also refer to THE MAST NEWSPAPER DATED 13th August 2019 page 11 or Kasama’s Radio Mano can be contacted for the audio. In my understanding this statement by Mr Mwamba is full of hate and contempt and additional threatens the use of violence and other means to prevent the people he refers to from freely exercising their rights as citizens. I thus submit my complaint for immediate action.
UPND PROVINCIAL CHAIRMAN,