President of South African Jacob Zuma will visit Zambia next week, president Rupiah Banda has disclosed.
President Banda made the announcement Friday in Chipata where he has gone to grace a traditional ceremony.
He is joined by Malawian leader Bingu Wa Mutharika at the Kulamba ceremony of the Chewa people which is taking place today.
This will be the first time Zuma will be visiting Zambia as president of South Africa.
The last time president Zuma visited Zambia was on 28 February 2009 when he attended the N’cwala ceremony of the Ngoni people. He was invited by President Rupiah Banda and Paramount Chief Mpenzeni of the Ngoni people.