There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Zambia's president Edgar Lungu has denied stifling the rights of opposition leaders, saying authorities who refuse them permits to assemble and meet supporters are working within the law.
Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region, writes The Conversation.
Zambian police have clashed with about 100 anti-corruption protesters outside parliament, prompting arrests on the same day as the finance minister presented the national budget.
Zambia's ambassador to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba, has accused opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema of "peddling lies and falsehood" about the southern African country during his three day visit to SA.
Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has marched to show support for under fire First Lady Grace Mugabe, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is in South Africa for a three-day visit.
Zambia's main opposition leader has vowed to forgive his political opponents and not seek revenge following four months in jail for allegedly failing to give way to the presidential motorcade.
Zambian police have barred entry to the capital's cathedral where opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema had been due to make his first public appearance since being freed from jail.
Hakainde Hichilema, who was released from custody after treason charges against him were dropped, is a self-made entrepreneur who has made five unsuccessful attempts to become the Zambian president.
Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been released from prison and treason charges against him have been dropped, his party says before his trial begins in trial.
Zambia's detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is due to appear in court on treason charges, four months after he was arrested and as political tensions rise in the country.
Zambian police have questioned opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for allegedly fuelling attacks on Chinese nationals, in a sign of growing political tension in the country.
Zambia's justice minister has said that emergency measures imposed at the height of a political crisis that followed the detention of an opposition leader on treason charges would not be renewed.
President Robert Mugabe has slammed SA, Nigeria over slain Muammar Gaddafi, and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says DA leader Mmusi Maimane's Maimane's detainment highlighted Zambia's problems.
Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has said the involvement of Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane in his own detainment helped highlight the plight his country is facing.
Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is in South Africa for a three-day visit, during which he will be attending, amongst others, a question session addressed by President Jacob Zuma in Parliament.
The Zambian presidency has condemned as "regrettable" a police decision to halt a prayer meeting this week at which the main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was due to appear.
The MDC says Zimbabwe's international image has been tarnished by Grace Mugabe's alleged assault, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been released from prison and treason charges against him have been dropped.
The Lusaka high court has dropped treason charges against Zambia's most prominent opposition leader and released him from custody.
Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema pleaded not guilty to treason as the start date of his trial was set for Wednesday, his party has said.
Zambian police released the leader of a small opposition party who is a fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu after one week in detention, party officials have said.
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