Ex-Zambian Leader Lungu’s House Surrounded by Police, Party Says

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ZAMBIAN police surrounded the house of ex-President Edgar Lungu and demanded access to search it, a spokesman for the former ruling Patriotic Front party said.

“We woke up to a rude shock of having a battalion of police officers surrounding the house of the former president, and insisting that they want to have access to search the premises,” Raphael Nakacinda, who is also a former lawmaker, said Wednesday in comments broadcast on Hot FM radio that’s based in the capital, Lusaka.

Police Deputy Spokesman Danny Mwale declined to comment immediately when contacted by phone, saying he wanted to gather the full details first.

Lungu and the Patriotic Front lost power to Hakainde Hichilema and his United Party for National Development in an August 2021 election.