Hichilema streets ahead at Zambian polls, but Lungu still tipped ...

News

Hichilema streets ahead at Zambian polls, but Lungu still tipped to win

The opposition leader has almost double the votes, with both sides accusing the other of underhand tactics

Taonga Clifford Mitimingi and Matthew Hill

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has the early lead as counting continues from Thursday’s cliffhanger election, which may have attracted a record number of voters.

As officials from the two major parties swap accusations, investors are keenly awaiting the outcome of the plebiscite in Africa’s second-biggest copper producer.

The winner will also need to revive an economy in default on its Eurobonds and secure a long-sought loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

Sunday Times Daily

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Next Article