Kaunda 'murder bid'

Lawyers for the detained former president Kenneth Kaunda said the Zambian government tried to kill the veteran politician and even planned national mourning for him.

Sebastian Zulu told Lusaka High Court that the shooting of Dr Kaunda during a rally in August in the town of Kabwe was an assassination attempt. Dr Kaunda was injured in the attack. "Four days before the Kabwe shooting the government had already prepared a period of national mourning," Mr Zulu said.