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Vol 56 No 7

Published 3rd April 2015


Zambia

Lungu returns the favours

The new President’s health problems and his pursuit of political vendettas are not inspiring political confidence

President Edgar Lungu has been having trouble fulfilling his reported promise to ex-President Rupiah Banda to get the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mutembo Nchito, off his back. On 10 March, Lungu suspended Nchito on suspicion of abusing the authority of his office in deciding not to pursue the prosecution of suspects deemed close to him. They include the Publisher and Editor of The Post newspaper, Fred M’membe, the opposition United Party for National Development President, Hakainde Hichilema, and prominent businessman Rajan Mahtani.

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