The gangsters who made a president

16 August 2020 - 05:00 By TRISTEN TAYLOR

Jerabos, illegal mining gangs from Zambia's Copperbelt, sat down with President Edgar Lungu at State House in Lusaka in 2015 and cut a deal.

Allegedly in exchange for electoral support and a reduction in violence, Lungu recognised them as legal miners and gave them Black Mountain, a substantial mining asset, in Kitwe. Lungu's Patriotic Front carried the key Copperbelt province in the 2016 general election...

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