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Zambia suspends 48 MPs who boycotted president's speech

AFP  |  Lusaka 

Zambia's today suspended 48 opposition lawmakers who boycotted President Edgar Lungu's address to legislators last March to protest his contested electoral victory.

"I have in exercise of my powers decided to suspend the 48 members of from service for a period of 30 days with effect from today," said speaker Patrick Matibini.

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 20:28 IST