Edgar Lungu has charged that he sees no reason for excitement following the resignation of Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe and subsequent ascendance to the presidency by Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Addressing journalists in Lusaka before he left for Zimbabwe on Friday morning, Lungu said there was no change in Zimbabwe because the ZANU-PF remains in government.
‘Why is there so much excitement, there is no change the ZANU PF is still in power so why are people excited,’ Lungu said before boarding a plane to Harare.
Mugabe was forced to resign by the military after he fired Mnangagwa who was the Vice President and his long time right- hand man.
At the time Mugabe’s resignation was announced to parliament by the Speaker, Lungu was still airborne flying from Angola where he was meeting with some SADC leaders in an attempt to save and maintain Mugabe in power following the military take over which forced him out.
The pro Mugabe SADC leaders who met in Angola, prominent among them Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Angola’s Joao Lourenco did not attend Mnangagwa’s inauguration but Lungu could not miss an opportunity to fly out of the country despite having been opposed to Mugabe’s ouster. Next week Lungu will again fly to Kenya to attend the inauguration of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyata.