Where's GBM - TAX!

Rumours have begun to circulate as to the whereabouts of UPND vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM), who has been conspicuously silent since the arrest of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema on 11 April. First, it was reported that he had fled to Mauritius, and then to India to undergo knee surgery. However, the Daily Nation reported that neither was true, as “impeccable sources at the National Airport Corporation Limited” had told it that there were no records of GBM leaving the country. The sources speculated that GBM could have sneaked out by road, and a few days later, the Daily Nation claimed that GBM had tried to apply for asylum in Swaziland, but that he had since returned to Zambia. UPND spokesman Charles Kakoma told the Daily nation to ask GBM himself about his whereabouts, but GBM’s phone “went unanswered”. GBM was very vocal in the media right after HH’s arrest, but has since not uttered a word, except for one interview in the Mast on 8 May, in which he commented on a recent protest in South Africa against HH’s arrest, but the newspaper did not mention where the interview took place.