[LISTEN] Maimane demands answers after being barred from entering Zambia

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane was denied entry into Zambia by immigration officers at Lusaka Airport on Thursday.

Maimane says he has asked the South African government to interrogate why he was barred from entering the country.

He traveled to the country to attend the treason trial of Hakainde Hichilema, the detained president of Zambia’s largest opposition party, as part of the Africa Day commemoration.

They identified me by face recognition. They looked for my colleagues, asked for everybody's passports. They looked at me and said 'you are denied entry into Zambia'. I asked, on what law and basis, and they had no reason and said I will be detained in this plane and not go anywhere.

Mmusi Maimane, DA leader

They took my phone away from me, and asked all our colleagues to take away their phones. They came back and asked if we have any other transmitting devices, they took my iPad and all communication. They detained us on the plane for absolutely no reason.

Mmusi Maimane, DA leader

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