President Lungu arrives back from South Africa

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has returned home from South Africa where he went for a one-day state visit at the invitation of his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma.

The Presidential Challenger jet carrying President Lungu touched down at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at about 20:24 hours.

The President was welcomed back to Zambia by Vice President, Inonge Wina, Patriotic Front Secretary General, Davies Chama, Community Development, Minister Emerine Kabanshi, State House Deputy Minister, Mulenga Sata, Lusaka Province Minister, Obvious Mwaliteta, Secretary to the Cabinet, Roland Msiska, and other senior party and government officials.

The President told journalists at the airport that he had fruitful talks with President Jacob Zulu in Pretoria, South Africa, on various matters.

President Lungu said the South African Head of state, who is also Chairperson for politics in the region assures him of his friendship.

He said President Zuma also assured him that the African National Congress (ANC) will work with the ruling PF party.

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

The Zambian Head of State was accompanied to South Africa by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Harry Kalaba, his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda and his Political Advisor