Zambian opposition leader arrested

Defeated presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema is a wealthy businessman who has run five times for presidentZambia’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.

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