Government has distanced itself from disparaging remarks made by former vice President Guy Scott against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba Dr. Scott is not a Government official and that his remarks do not reflect Government’s position.
Mr. Kalaba was reacting to remarks made by Dr Scott as quoted in today’s Post newspapers.
Speaking in an interview with ZNBC News, Mr. Kalaba says Dr. Scott should not drag Zimbabwe into domestic politics adding that country is a sovereign state.
The minister says Dr. Scott has in the past when he was in government issued similar statements which almost dragged Zambia’s reputation in mud.
He explained that President Edgar Lungu at some point had to travel to South Africa to mediate over remarks that were uttered by Dr Scott.