Zambia arrests opposition leader for incitement

Zambia arrests opposition leader for incitement

Friday, March 4, 2016 10:45 pm


Geoffrey Mwamba

Geoffrey Mwamba

A leader of the main opposition party in Zambia was arrested on Friday on suspicion of inciting violence against President Edgar Lungu, the latest sign of tensions ahead of August elections, police said.

Geoffrey Mwamba, vice-president of the United Party for National Development, was arrested for a verbal attack on Lungu this week in which he said he would “go for his throat”, police spokeswoman Charity Chanda said.

Police on Wednesday arrested and released Mwamba in another case in which he was accused of training party supporters to become an illegal militia.

 

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