Lungu, Zuma confer in Cape Town

Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma

President Edgar Lungu today held talks with his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma in Cape Town.

Mr. Lungu, who arrived at Cape Town International Airport at 13:00 hours Zambian time, is in South Africa for an official visit.

The President was invited last month by Mr. Zuma for an official visit when the two heads of states met during the African Union summit in Addis Ababa.

He is accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba, his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda and his Political Advisor Kaizer Zulu.

President Lungu was welcomed in South Africa by that country’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkona-Mashabani, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Muyeba Chikonde and Zambia’s Chief of Protocol Humphrey Chibanda.

Apart from the official talks he has had with President Zuma, President Lungu is also expected to be interviewed by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) before returning to Zambia today.