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Vol 43 No 19

Published 27th September 2002


Zambia

Corruption club

Mwanawasa's anti-corruption claims are in doubt as evidence of election-rigging emerges

'I will gladly step down if the court rules that I was elected fraudulently,' announced President Levy Mwanawasa on 19 September. Anderson Mazoka, the runner-up in last December's presidential election, had just shown the Supreme Court documents which, he said, demonstrated how the Treasury had illicitly financed Mwanawasa's campaign. Mazoka and other opposition figures have lined up some 200 witnesses to testify that the poll was rigged.

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