I don't want to be the president who broke the peace - Zambia's Lungu

2016-02-23 15:36
Edgar Lungu. (File: AP)

Edgar Lungu. (File: AP)

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Lusaka – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has reiterated that peace shall prevail in his southern African country, despite a looming "political thunderstorm" ahead of elections later this year, reports the Post.

Lungu said this while addressing congregants at the Apostolic Faith Church.

Zambia is preparing to go to the polls on August 11.

"You can see when clouds are forming and you can tell that there will be rains; there will be thunderstorms; there will be drizzles… Don’t let Zambia be destroyed by holding back your role of peacemaking," Lungu told the congregants.

Lungu also extended his hand, calling for a partnership with the church to aid with peacekeeping, saying he would make himself available for meetings pertaining to the peace of the country.

"I don't want to be the president who broke the peace. Therefore, keep praying for us," he said.

Lungu's utterances came a few days after the country's former first lady, Maureen Mwanawasa, took a swipe at African leaders, saying they lacked selflessness.

Mwanawasa said there was a leadership crisis across the continent.

"We seem to be having a leadership crisis in Africa because those called to service are not selfless; they instead make themselves the commodity at the expense of the masses and rarely take time to listen to their problems," Mwananawasa said while speaking at Rusangu University.

Read more on:    patriotic front  |  edgar lungu  |  maureen mwanawasa  |  zambia  |  southern africa

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