President Edgar Lungu confers with Secretary General of Patriotic Front Davies Chama before he paid a courtesy to Chief Matebo of the Kaonde people from Solwezi West.
President Edgar Lungu is tomorrow expected to arrive in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania for the inauguration of that country’s President elect John Magufuli.

Dr. Magufuli becomes the fifth President of Tanzania since the country got independence.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to Tanzania Judith Kapijimpanga told Journalists that President Lungu is among regional leaders and high profile people that have been invited to attend the swearing in ceremony at Uhuru stadium.

The Head of State will be accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba and some senior government officials.

Mrs. Kapijimpanga said President Lungu is expected to meet the Zambian community in Tanzania after the inauguration ceremony and state luncheon.

Tanzania’s President elect John Magufuli was declared winner of the October 25 general election after he garnered 8.8 million votes against his closest opposition rival and former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa.

Dr. Magufuli, who is former Minister of Works, will take over from Jakaya Kikwete who ruled Tanzania for ten years.

The election of Dr. Magufuli has ensured that his party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi, has been in power since 1961 when Julius Nyerere led Tanzania to independence from Britain.

Among regional leaders that are expected to attend the inauguration are Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame of Rwanda.

Others are Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique’s Felipe Nyusi and Malawian Vice President Saulos Chilima.

Popular African televangelist and leader of the synagogue church of all nations T.B Joshua is also among invited dignitaries and has already arrived in Tanzania to attend the swearing in ceremony.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Safe trip Mr.President but be reminded that we are substituting ned year. Your 9 months as president have been the worst since KK. I am not sure why Zambians voted for you given you said clearly that you had no plan. How does it feel to be president of the worst performing currency in the world? Among the worst infant, child and maternal mortality? 50% stunted children. Amidst all this, you chartered a plane to NY.How do go to bed and sleep when children are dying form preventable disease and you and colleagues in PF continue to be careless with national coffers?

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    • you people who are knowing chagwa now can get shocked its okay!,,,,,, me and my friend @Nostradamus who know him from way back,,,know how changwa likes drinking from table to table, bar to bar, tavern to tavern,,, old habits die hard,,,, Edgar cant stay in one Place!!!!.

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    • So both our presidents are out of the country. But zo-ona twapenga mwe. Go well Mr President we are now used to this nonsense for the past 9 months. Man you have traveled indeed. Enjoy mr President come elections the idi0ts will still vote for you. And i know you will be elected for the next 10 yrs because some idi0ts believe you were given to us by devine nature. Bravo mr president carefull when u stand next to tb joshua you will end up quitting the beer.

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  2. And someone said this lazy bum will reduce on flights. ..the bum has been in CB doing absolutely nothing for a week but campaigning! !

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  3. this has been the worst president this country has ever had, all he knows is to threaten others and busy stealing using his boys at State house thru road contracts. No fight against corruption but yet he knows how pipo like mulenga sata and Joseph mwewe of Asphalt are dealing on road projects.

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  4. Is there anyone alive today who knew ka Lungu when he was sober? Just curious, that’s all.

    And if you are wondering where my curiosity comes from it’s for the simple fact that whenever you look at ka Lingu he gives you the impression that he was born drunk.

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  5. I wish you safe journey Mr. ‘Hardworking’ President. i am aware sir, that gallivanting and global trotting is the number one campaign promises that you have fulfilled since the demise of HE Micheal Sata. Others that you have fulfilled include chartering planes at $4000, while people that voted for you are starving and the Grade 9s writing their computer lessons at 01:00 hours. Indeed you are a listening and hardworking president.

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  6. Let him stay there doesn’t come back people are suffering because of you and your global things from that dull spokesman of yours with no neck.

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    • Truly laughable indeed…image the equally useless old lady Vice president Inonge is in London shopping and the lazy dull bum Edgar can not keep his feet on the ground is also flying out to celebrate when the economy is a downward spiral….surely how useless can one be.

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  7. …ECL had sworn to uphold the constitution….our current constitution does not allow both the vice and the president to be out of the country at the same time….I thot the vice is still in the UK…??

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  8. Inauguration is not just a photo-op bwana Lungu.While in TZ ba Lungu seek advice from Uhuru about cutting cabinet salaries,running a leaner cabinet and leading a real battle against gov’t coruption.

    Uhuru Kenyatta and Kagame make your filthy and lazy government seem like a D minus classroom of lazy and overfed dunderheads.

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  9. Kubuta, manyengwe, mantombwa! A president and his vice out of the country at the same? Go well, but i know tb Joshua will tell you that your days are numbered, you will even regret flying to TZ.

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