Two arrested journalists likely to be charged with defamation of President Michael Sata-MISA

Two journalists, Clayson Hamasaka and Thomas Zgambo, who are currently in police confinement are likely to be charged with defaming Zambian president, Michael Sata.
The pair has been in separate police confinement since the early hours of Tuesday, 9 July 2013 after a raid on their houses, which also resulted in the confiscation of personal computers and other digital equipment. They are suspected of running or being part of the Zambian Watchdog, an online website that largely provides news services on Zambia.
The website is seen as critical to the ruling party, Patriotic Front (PF), and has come under a series of verbal attacks from party sympathisers of late. The website has also reported suspected denial of service attempts in recent weeks.
A news report broadcast on the state-run Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Wednesday afternoon (13:15hrs CAT) said the journalists were being held by police in connection with defaming the president.