Zambian Opposition Leader Arrested For Making Disparaging Remarks About Foreigners

An opposition leader in Zambia was arrested on Monday for making disparaging remarks about foreigners. 

Chishimba Kambwili, leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress, was arrested when he went to a police station in Lusaka, the country’s capital, where he was summoned for questioning. 

Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata-Katongo said the opposition leader was arrested for expressing or showing hatred against foreigners. 

Kambwili is expected to appear in court on Tuesday, she added. 

The arrest is linked to a video which went viral last week in which the opposition leader was shown shouting at an Indian worker of a road construction firm.

The opposition leader told the Indian driver to go back to his country and stop doing simple jobs that could be done by local people.  

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