Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo says police have decided to discontinue a case against United Progressive People president Saviour Chishimba.
Ms Katongo said Mr. Chishimba had since been released from Woodlands Police Station where he was being held.
“Yes, we have released him, we have decided to discontinue the case,” she said
Mr. Chishimba was arrested on Thursday last week and charged with Defamation of the President over some words he used at his last press briefing.
In the video, Mr Chishimba was head saying President Lungu was making decision while drunk and also saying that techalo chaba nyina in reference to the Head of State and the implementation of Article 31.