Zambian opposition leaders arrested, charged with sedition

Lusaka, Oct 6 (IANS) Zambia’s main opposition leader and his deputy were arrested and charged with sedition, a media report said.

Hakainde Hichilema, leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND), and his deputy Geoffrey Mwamba were arrested after appearing for questioning, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

The duo were questioned following their visit to a mining town where they met some members of the party who were imprisoned after the August general elections.

A police official confirmed the arrests, saying it was for seditious practices and unlawful assembly on September 26.

They will appear in court on Thursday.