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Kaunda under house arrest

Kaunda under house arrest

Zambia's former president, Kenneth Kaunda, was released from prison yesterday evening and flown to the capital Lusaka where he was immediately put under house arrest, witnesses said. Dozens of heavily armed police surrounded the veteran African statesman's house in a Lusaka suburb while he was led inside.

President Frederick Chiluba has barred Mr Kaunda from talking to the press and said people would be arrested if caught within 100 metres of his house. - Reuters, Lusaka