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Zambia: Former defence minister released on bail

Zambia: Former defence minister released on bail


<p><strong>Zambia’s former defence minister Geoffrey Mwamba has been released on bail after an arrest on Wednesday afternoon.</strong></p> <p>Mwamba, also popularly known as <span class="caps">GBM</span>, has linked his arrest to political persecution from president Edgar Lungu.</p> <p>He had been arrested for alleged unlawful drilling.</p> <p>Sources said he was released with the help of sureties from close friends and will likely appear in court again on March 10, 2016.</p> <p>Mwamba served as minister under late president Michael Sata although they fell apart.</p> <p>His efforts to replace the late president Sata had been futile and he later left the ruling party after the rise of Lungu.</p>
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