Former army commander, deputy shunted into Foreign Service

Former Zambia Army Commander Lieutenant General Paul Mihova and former Deputy Army Commander Major General Jackson Miti have been shunted into the Foreign Service by President Lungu.

Also appointed into the Foreign Service is former Information and Broadcasting Minister Mwansa Kapeya.

Lieutenant General Paul Mihova is the new High commissioner to the United Kingdom while Major General Jackson Miti replaces Emmanuel Mwamba as High Commissioner to South Africa with Mwansa Kapeya going to head the Zambian High Commission in neighbouring Botswana.
It has become a trend to post former defence chiefs and their deputies in the Foreign Service as they are viewed as ‘security risks’.
Speaking during the Swearing in ceremony, President Lungu urged the new high commissioners to use the Seventh National Development Plan to further strengthen the bilateral ties between Zambia and the respective countries.

Lt General Mihova (standing)

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    Kanamaso Kakubeks 1 week ago

    If you don’t know anything it’s better to keep quiet instead of spreading lies. Who told you that Lt Gen Mihova was a mere Grade 12 leaver? The general is an accomplished diplomat who served the country with distinction as Defence Attaché in Mozambique and later in South Africa. So what are you talking about?

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    Black Sabath 1 week ago

    How normal are Zambians.This world my brothers and sisters,eish.

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    Miles Mulenga 1 week ago

    Jobs for the boys!


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    Danny Tembo 2 weeks ago

    Its about time that we took International Diplomacy seriously as a nation. What diplomatic experience/ value will Paul Mihova a Form 4 graduate take to the UK ? The only area this guys comes outstanding is tribalism and nepotism, period !
    I can understand for the other general as I have once served with him in the Human Resource association !

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    Musumali Liyunga 2 weeks ago

    It is like there has never been change of Government since the UNIP days. The same tricks are being used to perpetuate the suppression of the majority by the clique in power. No wonder every effort including rigging of elections by the ruling class. For us in Barotseland, we are leaving the deceitful Zambian regime and there can not be any compromise.

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    pastor phil 2 weeks ago

    imagine #lisa youths are just worsting in the streets and here Is a person who isn’t busy reemploying tired big men aweawe

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    You retire someone and then re employ him and yet there are so many jobless Zambians.. Let the retired be employers to offload the streets full of unemployed youths.

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    abilima 2 weeks ago

    The sending of retired Generals into the diplomatic service has been a trend since the KK days and this is not extraordinary. Retired Service Chiefs are not a “security risk” in our system.

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      Clam Share 2 weeks ago

      Lets add value to the nations image. Ba Mihova hasnt even got a Grade 12 Certificate