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Cabinet meeting postponed: ED heads for Hichilema inauguration

By Zimbabwe Voice Reporter

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is attending the inauguration Zambia’s President-elect Hakainde Hichelema next Tuesday, developments which have seen week’s Cabinet meeting postponed.

Hakainde last week trounced Edgar Lungu by around a million votes and becomes Zambia’s 7th President since its independence from British colonial rule in 1964.

Cabinet meets weekly on Tuesday afternoons under normal circumstances. For next week, the meeting will take place Wednesday at 09.00am, according to a statement issued by the President’s Office.

Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda advised the media of the postponement, saying the President has “international commitments”.

The South African Government also advised Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa will attend Hichilema’s inauguration. Other regional leaders are expected to be in Lusaka next week Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Zambian constitutional law expert John Sangwa has told a Zambian radio station that outgoing President Edgar Lungu was safe from any form of prosecution as he enjoys Constitutional Immunity.

Sangwa was speaking when he appeared on Radio Phoenix “Let the People Talk”.

Sangwa, however, said that former Ministers and other officials have no such protection and maybe prosecuted for their suspected offences or wrongs. – Zimbabwe Voice

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