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Zambia: Former First Lady picked up for ‘stealing’ motor vehicle

Zambian police have taken into custody Esther Lungu, the wife of former President Edgar Lungu, on three charges, including the alleged theft of a motor vehicle, which she vehemently denies.

Esther Lungu, who is currently detained in the capital, Lusaka, has been apprehended alongside three other individuals.

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According to a statement by police spokesperson Danny Mwale, the group has also been charged with theft of a certificate of title for a property in Lusaka, and they are further accused of possessing property believed to have been obtained through illegal means.

Several former ministers, government officials, and members of Mr. Lungu’s family are currently under investigation for suspected criminal activities, though all of them deny any wrongdoing.

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