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.