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Body of Zambian killed fighting in Ukraine returns home

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Grieving relatives of a Zambian student who died while fighting in Ukraine as a mercenary for Russia witnessed the return of his body on Sunday at Lusaka airport.

Lemekhani Nathan was killed last month.

The Wagner paramilitary group said it had recruited him from a Russian prison, where he was serving a sentence for a drugs conviction.

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Wagner said he had voluntarily joined up before dying “a hero”.

Zambia has demanded a full explanation.—BBC

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