Four people have been arrested in Muchinga Province in connection with an attack on Nakonde’s Chete FM on the 10th March, 2021. The Deputy Inspector General of Police In-charge of Administration, Richard Mweene says the four have been charged with assault and are in police custody awaiting their appearance before a court of law.
Mr. Mweene in the company of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services, Amos Malupenga, assured journalists of protection as they carry out their duties across the country.
Speaking earlier, Mr Malupenga had appealed to the Zambia Police Service to ensure that journalists are protected before, during and after the elections. Mr. Malupenga further stated that government remains committed to the freedom of the media and the freedom of expression.