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Vol 61 No 15

Published 23rd July 2020


Unhealthy ambition

The sudden arrest of the health minister is more about the jockeying for high office than campaigns against corruption

Once one of President Edgar Lungu's closest allies and considered by many his most likely successor – or at least his running mate in next year's general election – Chitalu Chilufya is suddenly yesterday's man having been arrested on corruption charges. The Health Minister appeared in a Lusaka court on 16 July to plead not guilty to four counts of corruption which could fetch him a five-year sentence if convicted. Trial starts on 4 August.

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