Zambian Opposition Leader Hichilema Spends Birthday in Prison
In what could be the worst of ways to celebrate a birthday, opposition United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema has turned 55 while incarcerated. Accused of obstructing President Edgar Lungu's motorcade, Hichilema's imprisonment has undoubtedly left a dent in the otherwise respected image of political stability in Zambia.
Zambia Reports, 4 June 2017
Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema will never forget the celebration of his 55th birthday. He would have celebrated it in jail while facing treason charges. Read more »
Zambia Reports, 8 June 2017
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UPND president Hakainde Hichilema.
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