At the most unlikely event – away from politics – President Edgar Lungu sparked a fresh debate about his stay in power after he ‘announced’ that he would only be going upto 2021. This is stark in contrast to what the Head of State said in Solwezi recently when he declared his candidature for the next general elections, preceded by a sharp warning to Constitutional Court judges against disqualifying him. “Whoever will be President will have to carry on with engaging you because you are not politicians,” President Lungu told members of the Zambia Association of Manufacturers yesterday. But the remarks by the Head of State confused his political rivals, while leaving PF supporters and Zambian diplomats serving abroad in…...

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