Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema is against laws that impinge on the freedoms enjoyed by citizens, his Spokesperson has said.
The comment follows the arrest of a critic for allegedly defaming the head of state.
Neither does the president influence the arrest of his critics nor how the law should be applied, Spokesman Anthony Bwalya added.
Opposition politician Sean Tembo was arrested last Thursday over the alleged defamation and he remains in police custody.
A video of Mr Tembo being taken to hospital on Monday for a brief visit before being returned to police custody has been shared online. END