March 21, 2016 / 2:18 PM / in 3 years

Zambia arrests opposition leader for saying president misused public funds - police

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian police on Monday arrested a leader of the opposition for saying President Edgar Lungu used public funds in a trip to a holiday resort last year, a spokeswoman said.

Charity Munganga-Chanda said Erick Chanda, leader of the Fourth Revolution Party, was charged with defamation.

Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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