The 92-years-old Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is in Lusaka to attend Tuesday’s inauguration of Zambian President-elect Edgar Lungu.
Mugabe will join several other African leaders who will witness the inauguration ceremony set for the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
The inauguration comes in the wake of a court challenge by the main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema who wanted to contest the outcome of the August 11 poll and wanted Lungu disqualified for rigging. Zambia’s Supreme Court however rejected the application on Monday.
A law introduced in January says the winner of a presidential vote cannot be sworn in if their victory is contested in court.
The President-elect said on Tuesday in his Twitter page page said, “Yesterday, I met with President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Dr Kenneth David Kaunda at the State House Dinner.
It was such a great moment to discuss about a number of issues concerning the development of the Zambia-Zimbabwe bilateral relations.
It was a nice evening!
Yesterday, I met with President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Dr Kenneth David Kaunda at the State House Dinner…. https://t.co/B9fPWCYwcT
— Edgar Chagwa Lungu (@EdgarCLungu) September 13, 2016
He also commended Mugabe in his Facebook page, just as his followers.
One of his Facebook friends, Harriet Njobvu Chikonde, said: “ great mr president,wen God says yes no one can say know ad wen God he opens a door no one wil shut,wen he shuts no one opens,we pray that God may give u de wisdom,in jesus’ might name,de name that is above any other name ad at de mention of his name every knee bows in heaven ad on earth.”
Moffat Sinyangwe said Zimbabweans are true neighbors we thank them, the people of Kenya good friends and Tanzania great people. We must insure Mr President that we build insmountable and solid relationships countries around us.
Solidarity and support must be given to our friends that facing unjustifiable sanctions like Zimbabwe.
It is unthinkable that the west are punishing lovely and innocent people of Zimbabwe because of their difference’s with BABA this is unacceptable.
Zambia in you 5 year term must be mouth for these people and the conduit of hope and normality in their economy.
At every international forum let us advocate for complete removal of Zimbabwe’s sanction, these sanctions are not only hurting the Zimbabwe but Zambia as well through the negative trickle effect.
“We have Zimbabweans now doing street vending in the towns of Zambia if things were okay, if the west didn’t take the unnecessary and boorish sanctions they wouldn’t have taken up small businesses for sake of feeding their relatives back home. Mr president I rest my case. Congratulations and may the good lord increase in all area’s of your life.”