Zambia Political Violence: Opposition To Take President Lungu At ICC

Opposition parties in Zambia are accusing President Edgar Lungu of presiding over political violence against his rivals, and intend to report him to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

Ten opposition figures told journalists in Lusaka that Lungu was to blame for an increase in violent crackdowns on opponents, including main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.

They showed an undated video of Hichilema fleeing police firing teargas. The footage also purported to show shell casings left over from the firing of live rounds.

Hichilema last week claimed he had survived an assassination attempt while campaigning in Sesheke in Western Zambia ahead of a recent bye-election.

Lungu and Hichilema have a long and acrimonious history.