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Tension High in Zambia After Internet Blocked Amid Presidential Vote Count

Photo:Edgar Lungu

Tension has risen up in Zambia after the Internet was blocked amid the Presidential elections vote count.

According to the projected votes by mainstream media and Zambia's Electoral Commission,Opposition leader Hakainde Hachilema is in a comfortable lead at 60% against 30% PF party led by Zambia's president Edgar Lungu.

Photo:Hakainde Hachilema

Final Results are expected this Sunday.Social media and messaging apps like WhatApp were also reported restricted in Zambia on Election Day,Thursday 12 August 2021.

There are 16 Presidential candidates but the face-off is between incumbent President Edgar Lungu and opposition Hakainde Hichilema.

Hakainde Hachilema on Friday morning addressing the media said he's extremely impressed with the data from the electoral commission.

The opposition leader in his statement hit at PF party stating that the ruling party is in panic and can resort to desperate measures.

He further went ahead and called upon Internet to be unblocked.

"I call upon ZICTA to immediately unblock the internet in order that citizens follow the electoral process without undue restrictions.It's such a shame that the PF whose leaders ordered the shutdown are also issuing unbridled statements on VPN,a facility that has rescued citizens from a total media blackout, caused by a frightened outgoing regime,"said Hakainde Hachilema

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