Two Zambian men have been sentenced to 24 months imprisonment with hard labour for defamation of President Hakainde Hichilema.

The duo were facing one count of defamation of the president contrary to section 69 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Law.

Danny Kapambwe 28 and Justine Chimpinde 19 of Chienge district appeared before Resident Magistrate Luckson Mbewe.

The accused persons were seen publishing insults by word of mouth on Tik tok directed to Hakainde Hichilema.

The duo was apprehended by the Zambia Police and Zambia Army Officers based at Chipungu border post.