Zambia's Lungu to be sworn on Sept. 13

PUBLISHED: Mon, 05 Sep 2016 11:58:06 GMT
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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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