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)
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