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Zambia Police says opposition leader was arrested for inciting violence

Geoffrey Mwamba, vice-president of the United Party for National Development, was arrested for a verbal attack on Lungu.

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Zambian opposition leader arrested over illegal militia drills

(Qfm Zambia)
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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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