Hamasaka released on police bond, may face more trumped-up charges

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After failing to find any materials defaming Zambian dictator president Michael Sata, failing to find any seditious materials, a combined team of Zambian security forces have now cooked up the charge of being in possession of an obscene picture against ex-Evelyn Hone College Head of Media studies Clayson Hamasaka.

Some two weeks ago Zambian security wings raided homes of journalists Mr. Hamasaka and Thomas Zyambo in the early hours claiming to be looking for drugs, later changed to documents relating to defamation of the president, then seditious materials and now anything they can come up with.

Mr. Hamasaka and Zyambo are suspected of contributing articles to the Zambianwatchdog, that normally exposes the PF government corruption in a country where all the main media outlets are now controlled by government including the once independent Post newspaper that is now an ally of the current PF government and president Sata.

Mr. Hamasaka was formally arrested last evening and later released on police bond and will appear in court on 12th August on the latest charge of being in possession of an obscene material purportedly found on his laptop.

The security wings seized various equipments two weeks ago from his house including laptops, mobile phones, flash disks and audio and video CDs which they have been keeping all this time.

All attempts to retrieve the items have so far been denied and it is not clear at what stage they found the obscene material as the forensic checks in his equipment was done without his presence or lawyers.

Mr. Hamasaka was night arrested and charged even without being shown the so-called obscene material that was found in the laptop.

Security officials are now demanding for his passport and two working sureties as part of his bond conditions while other charges are likely to be slapped on them with a view to completely cripple them.

In what is the hatred of the worst kind, Mr. Hamasaka was removed from his government job after he featured an opposition party leader and a week later his wife had her contract terminated from another government institution and is now going through daily police harassment.

In what is clear reversal of democratic gains in Zambia, opposition political parties and civil society organisations are banned from holding public rallies using the archaic and colonial Public Order Act.

Critical websites like the Zambianwatchdog has been blocked using the Chinese government technology in a Zambian government that has now only made friends with countries like North-Korea, Cuba, Iran, and Sudan’s republic under Lieutenant General Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir and of course China.

28 Responses to Hamasaka released on police bond, may face more trumped-up charges

  1. Now, these are alleged obscene materials which they have not shown to him before his lawyers and not surprisingly which they have been keeping all this time. You bet they are still busy watching it, joyously and in the process m.as.t.er.b.ating vigorously. No wonder their boss’s toll is kaput, too much w.a.n.k.ing!

    Ngombala Muhapi wa Mafatsi - July 31, 2013
    05:39

  2. Iwe chikamba you want to pretend on here kwati tautamba these same things you are saying he should be locked for! Hypocrite.

    Muma - July 31, 2013
    02:56

  3. The obscene materials they found were Sata’s pictures. He looks obscene.

    Boondocks - July 31, 2013
    00:06

  4. Wait till this hits court. Any half decent lawyer will rip this to shreds. 3 weeks with a laptop is more than enough time to “plant” stuff on the PC.

    Xanadu - July 30, 2013
    22:25

  5. Sata declared in House of Chiefs that he peeps in Chief Jumbe’s bedroom.

    That is a proven case of pornography, breach of Chief’s privacy and indecent behaviour that hurts Chief’s subjects and many more.

    Lock him up along with Masebo and Wynter for their adulterous behaviour.

    Hamasaka is national hero - July 30, 2013
    21:28

  6. mcwilliams, you are so right. Your presido shall be the first to be locked up who openly confessed in House of Chiefs that he knows what is happening in Chief Jumbe’s bedroom.

    malasha - July 30, 2013
    18:24

  7. ruthless police. please leave the scribes alone.

    bale - July 30, 2013
    14:20

  8. To access Zambian Watchdog,try:-

    a) Open google
    b) type australia proxy and then enter.
    c) Once it has opened, scrow down until you find AUSTRALIA PROXY and click on it.
    d) A dialogue box will be open on which you type http://zwd.cums.in
    and then click Go and your favourite ZWD will be there for you.Good
    Luck!!!!!!!!!

    Doet - July 30, 2013
    13:10

  9. Awe elyo,lwanya pa Zed

    Chams - July 30, 2013
    11:49

  10. Hamasaka must be let free please twapapata pa Zambia

    one H - July 30, 2013
    11:18

  11. This govt of idioti pama fina. Imbwa govt, sata can hung

    New Era - July 30, 2013
    11:18

  12. THE BIBLE SAYS TOUCH NOT THE ANNOINTED ONE OF THE LORD! SATA SHOULD NOT TOUCH HAMASAKA. POLICE SHOULD DROP ANY CHARGE AGAINST HAMASAKA IMMEDIATELY AND WITHOUT ANY CONDITIONS. WHY DO YOU VICTIMIZE AN INNOCENT ZAMBIAN WHO SHOULD ENJOY HIS FREEDOMS JUST LIKE YOURSELVES? LEAVE HAMASAKA ALONE. DROP ANY CHARGE AGAINST HIM BECAUSE THOSE ARE JUST FABRICATIONS.

    COONDE - July 30, 2013
    09:58

    • Are you serioudly saying a guy with sex filled
      Pics and videos is Annointed? Do you know what
      Pornography and watching blue movies does to the
      Mind and Soul. May God forgive you for this insult.

      marioborelli - July 30, 2013
      10:40

      • How can they fail to find those sex things in his laptop they’ve had it for 2weeks.they failed to find anything on him that’s why they planted those same porn they are talking about. Touch not Gods annointed indeed.

        tomandjerry - July 30, 2013
        11:05

      • But are you sure that he was watching porn?
        Who told you that they found pictures and videos on his laptop?
        Whose mind are those so called obscene materials going to corrupt?
        Do not speak blindly! Hamasaka MUST be set free!

        Mubanga - July 30, 2013
        12:25

      • What about Sata, peeping in Chief Jumbe’s bedroom?
        When will he be arrested and locked up?

        Hamasaka is national hero - July 30, 2013
        21:30

    • From the English dictionary, obscene material means offensive material. It could pornographic in nature or it may not even be anything connected to pornography for as long as it is offensive in nature. To accuse Mr Hamasaka of watching porn videos and pictures is not to understand the word obscene. I am however not surprised because lack of understanding simple things is very much common amongst stupid PF cadres.

      Bupe - July 30, 2013
      15:20

  13. Hamasaka is now being tried for porn
    possession. But Cmon after raiding his
    house at 3am they could only find porn?
    Who knows who planted that on him? So
    sad. Anyway he will answer for the X
    rated stuff. But was it child porn, Gay
    porn or bestial porn. Be specific ZP.

    homo - July 30, 2013
    09:56

  14. They find an Obscene picture, they don’t show it to the accused they purport they found on his laptop.

    Are they busy viewing it. They should be arrested for illegal arousal and for illegal viewing of PORN.

    Libongani that is the case for them…… act

    maybe it might arouse SATA since yake siyi ima (does not rise). RB told us so.

    Mpangula Mputyu - July 30, 2013
    09:46

  15. Guys i can not easily access the watchdog like i used to do previously . Are the fools trying to block it . Im now accessing on opera mini . They ll not manage as by nw they ve all lost their popularity already . Every zambian is nw saying let 2016 come so that we bout these pathetic failures out of power . U ll see frm the by welections nw onward.

    By election - July 30, 2013
    09:21

  16. Honestly Mr Sata, what is there to learn from that little boy in North Korea? Seriously are you admiring the poverty and luck of freedoms for their people.

    miller - July 30, 2013
    09:08

  17. Thrs is something wrong with ths govt.

    Nizo - July 30, 2013
    08:57

  18. ZAMBIANS LETS TIGTEN OUR SEAT BELTS.WE ARE ABOUT TO START OFF A JOURNEY OF SOCIO-POLITICAL MISERY

    CHIPATA - July 30, 2013
    08:45

  19. Whats your benefit in harassing everyone against you, we have right to own choices. Don’t force matters. Not all will support the current policies.

    Big Ben - July 30, 2013
    08:22

  20. still fishing in a dry pond? if Libongani had any “balls”, she should shave resigned by now. And why have a woman I.G.anyway?

    eagle's eye - July 30, 2013
    08:08

  21. The rule of law has gone to the dogs or is it the dogs who have come to it

    Mwana Mfumu - July 30, 2013
    08:03

  22. Sensible foreign heads of state have stayed away from Zambia. Only criminals like Kim il something and Onar Bashir can visit!

    Ku Masangalatoni--Lekeni HH ateke - July 30, 2013
    08:00

  23. Useless government indeed….!!!

    G - July 30, 2013
    07:58