Zambia's housing minister has been arrested on corruption allegations, in connection with two properties suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Ronald Chitotela was intercepted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), which gave details of the two dwellings in a statement.

It said Mr Chitotela reportedly used the alias Diris Mukange on the deeds of both properties in the capital, Lusaka.

One is described as a lot on a farm, while the other is in the Ibex Hill neighbourhood.

The arrest of a serving government minister is a rare event in Zambia.

Mr Chitotela has since been released on bail and will appear in court soon.

He was not available to talk to journalists.