Another Zambian opposition leader arrested

Saviour Chishima, leader of the United Progressive People (UPP),

Police in Zambia have arrested another leader of the opposition and a vocal critic of President Edgar Lungu.

Saviour Chishima, leader of the United Progressive People (UPP), was arrested this morning at the premises of a privately-owned television station in the capital Lusaka.

He had gone for a pre-recorded interview at Diamond Television and was picked up by plain-clothed police officers soon afterwards.

A statement by UPP spokesperson Kizito Mukuka says Mr Chishimba has been taken to the police headquarters.

In April this year, police arrested opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema after his convoy failed to give way to the president’s motorcade.

 

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