Patriotic Front (PF) Presidential hopeful Edgar Lungu has dismissed circulating media reports suggesting that he is of foreign heritage.
The Defense Minister has clarified that both his mother and father were bonafide Zambian citizens.
He has stated that his mother was born in Chitupula village in Chief Kalindawalo’s area in 1936 and not Malawi as suggested by what he called political adversaries bent on denting his image with the Zambian people.
He has furthermore states that his mother name was Eliza Jere whose National Registration card number was 135619/67/1 which was captured on 16th December 1965.
Mr. Lungu hopes that his decision to avail the nation of these details will put the matter to rest and advised his competitors to engage in constructive political competition.
Meanwhile, Former Open Society Foundation Executive Director Sunday Chanda has told QFM News in an interview that the scheme to frame Mr. Lungu and exclude him from the PF Presidential race on imaginary grounds that he was born of a mother of Malawian origin should not be condoned.
Mr. Chanda says politicians should not practice politics of character assassination.