As it happened: Edgar Lungu's inauguration

2016-09-13 11:00

Edgar Lungu has been inaugurated as president of Zambia after a last minute bid by a defeated opposition candidate failed to halt the ceremony. Read about it all...

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Last Updated at 12:35
13 Sep 12:26
Lungu to inspect a guard of honour - @Mwebantu

13 Sep 12:26
Lungu proceeds to the Saluting Dias

13 Sep 12:25
Mugabe ends his unscripted speech with Zambia's national slogan "One Zambia!!! One Nation!!!!" - @PaulShalalaZNBC

13 Sep 12:24
Mugabe: Democratic order is meaningless, unless associated socio~economic opportunities

13 Sep 12:18
Mugabe: Zambia and Zimbabwe have always been "siamese twins." Kaunda gave us refuge during liberation struggle - @PaulShalalaZNBC

13 Sep 12:17
Mugabe: Democratic states don't tolerate organisations which are violent, organisations which want to get to power through violence - @PaulShalalaZNBC

13 Sep 12:08
Mugabe: Zambia demonstrate democracy

13 Sep 12:08
Mugabe: President Lungu's victory is a peoples victory

13 Sep 12:07
Mugabe: President Lungu's victory is the people's victory. Elections were free & fair as confirmed by international observers.

13 Sep 12:04
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe now speaking on behalf of other Heads of State present. Crowd uplauds him

13 Sep 11:59
Lungu has just concluded his 43 minutes speech.

13 Sep 11:56
Lungu releases doves and ballons as a sign of peace and unity.

13 Sep 11:50
Lungu: What unites us is far greater than that seeks to divide us

13 Sep 11:49
Lungu: Power lies in the hands of the people

13 Sep 11:48
Lungu warns people involved in corruption

13 Sep 11:43
Lungu: I'll appoint a commission of inquiry to investigate post-election violence. We need to learn lessons.

13 Sep 11:39
Lungu: Thank you to the heads of state and government for taking their to time to come and support us.

13 Sep 11:36
Lungu: We shall pursue nuclear technology. I've good news: exploration for oil and gas is going on in the north.

13 Sep 11:34

Lungu: I will leave Zambia a better place than I found it. 

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Lungu: Zambia belongs to all of us who live and work in it.

13 Sep 11:31

Lungu: I an a product of sacrifice.

13 Sep 11:27
Lungu: We must lead from the front.

13 Sep 11:26

Lungu: Even those who didn't vote for me, I won't let you down.

13 Sep 11:24

Lungu: I will be a servant of the people 

13 Sep 11:23
Lungu: "I wont let you down,even those who did not vote for me."

13 Sep 11:17
Lungu thanks Zambians for voting for him.

13 Sep 11:11
President Lungu now giving his inaugural speech 

13 Sep 11:07
Vice President-Elect Inonge Wina takes Oath of Office before the Chief Justice Mambilima 

13 Sep 11:05

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13 Sep 11:02
President Lungu takes the oath of office before the chief justice 

13 Sep 10:58

13 Sep 10:57
Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr Msiska ia giving his opening remark.

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Lungu takes position at the swearing-in dias.

13 Sep 10:42

Lungu is fist pumping out of a car sunroof, as Zambians give him a thunderous welcome. People are singing traditional songs and dancing. 

He is driving around the stadium while flashing a "pamaka" symbol. 

13 Sep 10:40

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13 Sep 10:37
Lungu has now arrived. He is accompanied by his wife Esther Lungu.

13 Sep 10:36

13 Sep 10:35
Arrival of Lungu has reportedly been delayed.

13 Sep 10:32
A lot of people are reported to be outside the Heroes stadium, trying to force their way inside.

13 Sep 10:26
Edgar Lungu is expected to arrive shortly.

13 Sep 10:25
Zimbabwe President Mugabe has just received a "thunderous" welcome at the Heroes Stadium, according to social media reports. 

13 Sep 10:22
Reports on social media say that the 60 000 capacity Heroes Stadium in Lusaka if full, as Zambian await Lungu’s inauguration.

13 Sep 10:07
Some of the pictures from the Heroes stadium in Lusaka. 

13 Sep 10:02
Here is a brief profile of Edgar Lungu, who is set to be the sixth president of Zambia. 

13 Sep 09:48

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