Newly appointed Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Joseph Katema has assured the traditional leadership in the country that he will not interfere in succession wrangles as advised by President Edgar Lungu.
Dr Katema said that he will instead work closely with traditional leaders in uniting Zambians.
He said that traditional leaders are influential, the reason why he has identified them as key in helping unite the people of Zambia.
Dr. Katema added that Chiefs play a critical role in the governance process.
He said he has no doubt in his mind that the traditional leadership will work closely with government in preaching peace and unity among the Zambian people.
Dr. Katema stated that the traditional leadership in the country should be rest assured that he will allow them to do things according to their tradition and culture.
Earlier today the President warned Dr Katema to stay away from succession wrangles.