Malawi vice president said to be seeking asylum in Zambia

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Malawi’s State Vice President, Joyce Banda is stuck in Zambia, fearing a possible arrest by the Government on tramped-up treason charges, according to Muvi TV.

According to security officers at Lusaka’s Pamodzi hotel, Banda was expected to leave for Malawi but made an unceremonious return to the hotel midday, Tuesday.

Banda arrived in the country on Sunday Opctober 23rd 2011 to attend the country’s 47th independence celebrationson Monday, October, 24 at the invitations of new Zambia’s leader, Michael Sata.

Sources familiar with the development disclosed the Malawian Vice President is now intending to seek aslyum in Zambia.

However, Zambian Government officials were not available for a comment.

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