Monday, March 21

I Quit! (Or Will I?)

Unfortunately, I've had the opportunity to make posts about corruption in Zambia, including some surrounding Chiluba's mounting problems. Happily, this one is slightly different.

Zambians vote for the President AND the Vice-President; they don't come as a package, like in the U.S. South Africa's Mail & Guardian reports that President Mwanawasa has warned people not to vote for candidates who have been using bribery to win votes. Consequently, Zambia's Vice-President, Lupando Mwape, is threatening to quit his party over alleged acts of corruption and bribery to win votes ahead of the ruling party's convention. Evidently, he wants to be seen as "clean" in the upcoming political race.