Two former Zambian ministers were arrested within 48 hours of each other, including ex-justice minister Given Lubinda, who now leads the party that lost to President Hakainde Hichilema. The AFP news agency reports that authorities also moved to seize two helicopters and a hotel belonging to former foreign minister Joseph Malanji, on suspicion he bought them with embezzled state funds. And a third ex-minister, Stephen Kampyongo, was arrested not for corruption but for attempting to bring down a plane by stoning it during the 2016 election campaign. A slate of other officials are also under investigation, including the former postal boss, who is charged with stealing $20 million from a social fund meant to support the poorest Zambians.
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