Edgar Lungu has just sworn-in Hon. Joseph Malanji as Minister of Foreign Affairs to replace Harry Kalaba Popularly known as Ambassador Joe among his fellow Golf fraternity, Malanji is a close associate and relative of former President Rupiah Banda
Popular Candidate and now Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kangombe was requested to stand down in Kwacha Constituency in Kitwe to pave way for Malanji.
Malanji stood in 2011 under the MMD in Kwacha and lost.
In 2011, MMD candidates; Pavyuma Kalobo for Wusakile and MMD Candidate for Kwacha Joe Malanji jointly beat beat Dandy Krazy accusing him of making them unpopular in his constituency.
Malanji was briefly detained as Dandy Krazy was hospitalized.
Lungu has also appointed Nkana Member of parliament Alexander Chiteme As minister of National Planning .