President Lungu holds talks with Mnangagwa at State House

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Visiting Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa with President Edgar Lungu at State House
Visiting Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa with President Edgar Lungu at State House

Visiting Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has met President Edgar Lungu at State House in Lusaka to discuss bilateral issues that concern the two neighboring countries.

President Mnangagwa who is visiting Zambia for the first time since ascending to the presidency in November last year held closed door official talks with President Lungu at State House which lasted for about an hour.

During the talks President Mnangagwa reassured Zambia of the existing bilateral relations between the two nations with the commitment to strengthen the ties.

The visiting head of state assured President Lungu of Zimbabwe’s support to Zambia as it assumes the chairmanship of the organ on defence and politics under SADC.

President Lungu’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda told journalists at State House that Mr. Mnangagwa also briefed President Edgar Lungu of the transition process and the preparations being done ahead of the elections slated for this year.

“He briefed his Excellency that key pillars of economic cooperation between Zambia and Zimbabwe which include open borders such as the one stop border at Chirundu and that the promotion of linkages in terms of rail and road connections between Zambia and Zimbabwe were of paramount importance,” Mr. Chanda explained.

He said the visiting President also took time to brief President Lungu of the countries he has visited and reinstated that Zimbabwe is a firm believer of the principles of SADC.

Mr. Chanda stated that in response, the Zambian head of state reassured his counterpart of Zambia’s support to the transition process taking place in that country.

He said President Lungu is committed to supporting Zimbabwe to ensure that that country holds a free and fair election and congratulated Mr. Mnangagwa for holding the country together in peace.

Mr. Chanda said the President encouraged Mr. Mnangagwa to continue upholding peace and unity in that country saying peace and unity are paramount to the region.

Visiting Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa with President Edgar Lungu at State House
Visiting Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa with President Edgar Lungu at State House

The Zimbabwean President also took time to meet his former classmates whom he graduated with from the University of Zambia and other Zambians he became friends with while leaving in Zambia.

Senior Chief Shakumbila, in whose chiefdom President Mnangagwa and his family lived was also part of the Zambians at State House who came to meet the Zimbabwean leader.

Chief Shakumbila said Mr. Mnangagwa and his family who still live in his chiefdom are good people and wished the Zimbabwean President good luck in his endeavors in the highest office in Zimbabwe.

President Mnangagwa is in Zambia for a one day working visit and is expected to leave for Zimbabwe this afternoon.

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26 COMMENTS

    • Mnagagwa should have tried to compete in Zambian presidential elections in 2021. He has same dual citizenship status as KK.

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    • But has he joined the.UNZA Alumni? No lip service Mr President, you defied all odds and dislodged Mugabe, one of the hard men of Africa, the left over from the past. You could have been dead now. You’ve achieved. Now do not go the Chiluba way. Do well for your people and leave a good legacy.
      All the best.

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  1. Another agenda set for 3.5cm dwarf breed koswes. See how they scramble to abandon the previous agenda though unfinished. And their comments? Of course the same usual predictable Edgar this Edgar that!

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  2. #4, maybe you mean the cholera from your village but Mnangagwa is not vising your village, he knows what you do to presidential motorcades there.

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  3. Let him pass through intercity bus terminus and see how his pipo are suffering selling sweets & biscuits

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    • You will soon be taking holidays in Zim like we did in the 80s …laughing at your friends…especially with these dullards you have for leaders.

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  4. People what has happened to the Chirundu Beitbridge road story. I can’t find it. Is it my phone that has a problem?

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  5. Welcome home President Emmerson Mnangagwa, your country and my country are like Siamese twins. We share a lot. Wishing you and your people well. Pass our regards to Bob, tell him we miss him. Tramp is acting up, and African leaders are quiet. Hope you enjoyed your stay.

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  6. …at whilst ‘leaving’ in Zambia. Is it ‘living or leaving?’ Twebeni bwino mukwai ba LT

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  7. Zambia and Zimbabwe are not twins – for one Harare is a much better city than Lusaka and Shona people have a complete grip on Zimbabwe unlike our pretentious Bembas.

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    • Wayamba ulubuli? Don’t we all live in a free world?

      Then feel free to settle in Mashonaland and why call yourself Mzambia wa fimo fimo.. try Mshona wa Shonani.

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    • @Mzambia wa Zamani
      what are you insinuating Bemba should do? Kill others like those massacres committed in Southern Rhodesia….

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    • Nine Chale funga mdomo chafu mshenzi wewe mtoto wa malaya.Bembas ni wezi na majambazi wameharibu Zambia .

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    • Don’t angry, anger not good for your health.
      Stop abusing Swahili language… by using it as medium of insolence you pouring on Bemba people.
      Mention which bemba thieves ruined Zambia?

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  8. This is how Annointed people become presidents unlike Kainde who has been fighting day and night since 2006 but in vain!!come 2021 it will be a record 6th defeat for him!!ECL and Mnangagwa got the presidency on a silver plate!!Congrats lads!!
    Moreover,I heard Kainde in 2017 saying no more rigging since ECL has lost a friend Robert Mugabe.now with this man in power together with many ZANU-PF officials,has anything changed for ECL?big no!so if rigging exists,then it will continue!!if anything the friendship could be even more stronger than under Mugabe because president Mnangagwa is half Zambian and did his Law degree at UNZA!!ECZ Chairperson Justice Esau Chulu and Mr.Mnangagwa are very close old friends since UNZA days-ALL THOSE FACTORS FAVOUR ECL!!so HH as usual did not know what he was…

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  9. Shonaland doesn’t have cholera ,roadside shacks or street vendors like our 4th world .Mnangagwa please teach our fimo fimo rulers how to be clean,stringent and organized .

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  10. Welcome Mr. President! Here, one despicable guy has been trying the wrong way! He will never be like you!

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  11. The Kenyans have built a road cheaper, Zimbabwe will build a road for half the price you will build the Lusaka/Ndola highway and you carry on believing you have the people of Zambia duped! Its a thief of the worst kind who has no scruples who steals from his own people. Its hypocritical be at the helm of leading the motherland. The day of reckoning is sure coming!

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