Mugabe is in Lusaka to attend the inauguration of Zambia’s new president on Saturday

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Lusaka to attend the inauguration of Zambia’s new president on Saturday.Mugabe, who is chair of the Southern African Development Community and incoming African Union chair, was met he was met at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport by Zambia’s Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Nkandu Luo and Zimbabwe’s ambassador Getrude Takawira and her deputy Marshall Matutu.

Ruling party Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu was tipped to win in this week’s presidential election after building what appeared to be an unassailable lead against his closet rival, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development.

Results from 121 constituencies so far counted by the Electoral Commission of Zambia have given Lungu 701,089 votes, representing 48.72 percent, while Hichilema has 674,185 votes, representing 46.85 percent, leaving Lungu with a slender lead of about 25,000 votes.

Final results are only being expected Saturday when the new president is also expected to be inaugurated.

Zambians voted for a new leader on January 20 in elections that were extended by a day due to inaccessibility of some areas due to flooding.

The elections followed the death of President Michael Sata in October 2014.

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  1. @roy even if u hate mugabe he is yr president dont hate pf for inviting him coz they invited him coz he is our neigbhour if u had another president we would have invited him so if mugabe is nt a gud president dont blame pf find ways of voting him out of office instead of pointing fingers pls we are celebrating

  2. I hate that monkey mugabe. We should not live like strangers in our own country like zimbabweans. Shame ECZ, shame pf,shame kasoro,shame manuplators,shame MUGABE.

  3. @bishop mike we all know who da win is,we knw u are upset bt pls let be we are celebrating its our time,yr time will also cum and we will celebrate with u too if it will ever cum

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