International media following Zambia’s ICC case
IS THIS WHY PF TRIED TO PULL OUT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT?
BBC, CNN other international media following this issue keenly. The Watchdog understands that following these media reports, the ICC might move on its ow. Without invitation from president Lungu or composing from opposition and investigate state sponsored violence from the time Lungu became president.
Zambia opposition to report Lungu to ICC
Opposition parties in Zambia say they are reporting the country’s President, Edgar Lungu, and several governing party officials, to the International Criminal Court in The Hague for instigating political violence.
At a press conference in the capital, Lusaka, 10 opposition politicians accused President Lungu and Zambia’s Home Affairs Minister, Stephen Kampyongo, of ordering militias to attack the opposition during recent by-election campaigns.
No-one from the governing party has responded to the allegations.
The main opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, said last week that police had tried to assassinate him while he was out campaigning.