Lubinda on leave since December 21, 2012 – Chella

George Chellah

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations George Chellah says the reason why Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda will not attend next week’s 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is because the Minister has taken his annual leave.

In a statement made available to ZANIS today, Mr. Chellah revealed that Mr. Lubinda has been on leave since December 21, 2012, and added that another Minister has already taken his position as Acting Foreign Affairs Minister.

Mr. Chellah however said Mr. Lubinda was still facing serious charges against the party, which would only be resolved at the forth coming Central Committee meeting.