PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says Zambia will have a Tonga President one day but that it will certainly not be Hakainde Hichilema.
Speaking in Livingsone, Southern Province when he addressed Journalists on Saturday, President Lungu said it is not about tribe for one to become President but that it is about one’s character.
“We will one day have a Tonga President but certainly not the current aspirant because it is not about tribe but it is about who you are, character,” President Lungu said.
President Lungu said people should avoid being tribal with politics because different tribes inter marry without making it a big issue.
“Me I grew up with people from other tribes and I am a product of Zambia. So don’t worry about mushobe (tribe) because the tribe is Zambia. I have got friends who are married to Tongas, Bembas and Tongas married to each other. But when it comes to politics they start saying ‘no, power! Power.’ It’s not like that,” said President Lungu.
President Edgar Lungu receives credentials of three new ambassadors to Zambia
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has called on Diplomats accredited to Zambia to dedicate their time and energy to exploring and discovering more areas of mutual economic interest and cooperation.
Speaking when he received letter of credence from the Ambassadors accredited to Zambia, at State House yesterday, President Lungu assured the diplomats that this government is keen to develop new areas of cooperation with other countries in various sectors of mutual interest.
“I wish to heartily congratulate your Excellencies, on your appointments as Ambassadors accredited to Zambia. Allow me to accept your letters of credence,” President Lungu said.
“Your excellencies, although the world economy is still grappling with the negative effects of the covid-19 pandemic, my government is keen to develop new areas of cooperation with your respective countries in various sectors of mutual interest.”
President Lungu also assured the diplomats of his government’s support and cooperation as they carry out their duties in Zambia.
The Diplomats who presented their letters of Credence to President Lungu were: Mr. Ali Abdullah Salim Al Mahruqi, Ambassador designate of the Sultanate of Oman Mrs. Charity Charamba, Ambassador designate of the Republic of Zimbabwe Mr Francois Goldbiatt, Ambassador designate of the Republic of France.
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No Zambian trucks were torched in South Africa, says Amb. Major General Jackson Miti (Rtd)
ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti says no Zambian trucks were torched in the recent spike of violent protests against foreign drivers in that country
This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs Naomi Nyawali, First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in South Africa.
General Miti said speculations circulating on various media platforms that four trucks belonging to Zambian drivers were torched are not true.
He said during this period of violent protests, Zambian truck drivers were advised to park their trucks until the situation normalized.
General Miti said the Mission in Pretoria was making frantic efforts in ensuring the safety of Zambian drivers together with their properties
He re-echoed his advice to Zambian drivers traveling to and from South Africa to be vigilant on the roads for their safety.
General Miti has further advised the Zambian media and the public to get accurate updates on the situation from the Mission or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to avoid being given fake news
South Africa has recently experienced an eruption of violent protests against foreign truck drivers by local drivers, the situation which has seen about 30 foreign trucks burnt in some parts of the country, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal province.