Just retire from active politics, President Hakainde Hichilema urges his predecessor Edgar Lungu

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has advised his predecessor Edgar Lungu to take a back seat from active politics.

Responding to a question from a journalist upon arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA)-Zambia Air Force base, the President said in leadership,  it is important to give chance to others.

“If the Law says you will enjoy the benefits, then that is the law. So it is for the law enforcement agency to impose and interpret as well as lawyers. But if I were him, I would retire and I will retire when my time comes. If your time according to law comes to an end, move on. Let others do their time,” Mr Hichilema said.

The President also said no one is ill treating or harassing the former first family.

Meanwhile, he said the debt restructuring process will yield positive results ahead of his plans to visit China, one of Zambia’s major lenders.

He castigated the Patriotic Front (PF) for “making the loudest noise in terms of the debt restructuring process.”

He said the former ruling party has no moral right to speak about the current process because they are to blame for leaving the country in its current state.

(Mwebantu, Saturday, 13th May, 2023)

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