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Zambia's Lungu to be sworn on Sept. 13

Southern Africa

by Reuters 0

President Edgar Lungu. Picture: Wikimedia

LUSAKA - Zambia's incumbent President Edgar Lungu will be sworn into office for a new five-year term on Tuesday next week, a government official said on Monday.

The government said it would proceed with the inauguration as the Constitutional Court has missed a 14-day deadline to rule on the opposition's legal challenge to the presidential vote, Secretary to the Cabinet, Roland Msiska, said in a statement.


(Reporting Chris Mfula; Writing by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by James Macharia)