Lusaka police have arrested The Post newspaper news editor,
Chansa Kabwela and charged her with circulating obscene pictures, according to a report in The Times of Zambia..

Ms Kabwela was arrested for circulating pictures of a woman giving birth outside the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) when health workers went on strike.

Ms Kabwela arrived at Lusaka Central police station in the company of Post legal counsel, Sam Mujuda, lawyer George Chisanga and managing editor Amos Malupenga. After interrogating her in office number D32, Ms Kabwela, Mr Mujuda and Mr Chisanga later went to the divisional scenes of crime office where she was interrogated for about 30 minutes before being arrested and taken to the cells.

She was, however, later granted police bond in the sum of K5 million and freed from detention. Speaking to journalists, Mr Mujuda said, Ms Kabwela had been charged with circulating a picture of a woman giving birth without the aid of medical doctors during the period medical staff in Zambia were on strike.

"She has been charged and arrested for circulating obscene pictures and I hope she will appear in court tomorrow," Mr Mujuda said.

Ms Kabwela sent out the pictures to Vice-President George Kunda, Secretary to the Cabinet Joshua Kanganja, Minister of Health Kapembwa Simbao, Women for Change (WfC), the Catholic Archbishop of Lusaka and Non-Governmental Organisation Coordinating Council (NGOCC).

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