Zambia's opposition leader and defeated presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema was arrested Wednesday on charges of sedition and unlawful assembly, police said. Hichilema, who disputed the result of August polls which re-elected President Edgar Lungu, was detained along with Geoffrey Mwamba, the vice-president of his United Party for National Development (UPND). "They have been arrested and detained for seditious practices and unlawful assembly," Charity Katanga, police commissioner for Copperbelt province, told AFP, adding that they are to appear in court Thursday.
LUSAKA (Reuters) - A leader of Zambia's official opposition party was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of conducting drills of party supporters to become an illegal militia, police said on Wednesday.
Opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema accuses election committee of manipulating results in closely-fought contest.
LUSAKA (Reuters) - A leader of the main opposition party in Zambia was arrested on Friday on suspicion of proposing violence against President Edgar Lungu, police said, the latest sign of tension ahead of August elections.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu narrowly won re-election on Monday, in a vote his main rival Hakainde Hichilema rejected on claims of alleged rigging by the electoral commission. Lungu faced a tough challenge from Hichilema to rule ov...