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Vol 42 No 8

Published 20th April 2001


The cock crows

Opposition to President Chiluba's term is growing by the day

Born-again Christian President Frederick Chiluba arrived back in Lusaka for Easter to denounce the 'ministerial treachery' against him in biblical terms. He compared those ministers who had been campaigning against his bid for a third term to Simon Peter's denial of Jesus Christ. While Chiluba was in London last week, 60 of the 150 members of parliament signed a petition opposing a third term for him and some cabinet ministers were seen in Lusaka distributing anti-Chiluba leaflets. More MPs have since added their names to the petition. Advertisements in the state-owned newspapers headed 'The Great Betrayal' regularly rail against the 'traitors' in Chiluba's midst.

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