President Edgar Lungu is on Tuesday expected in Angola to attend an extraordinary organ troika SADC summit on the political situation in Zimbabwe.

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has told journalists yesterday that the summit had been called following an emergency meeting of the SADC organ Troika plus council chairperson ministerial meeting on the political situation in Zimbabwe held in Botswana on November 16, 2017.

Kalaba said the ministerial meeting reaffirmed SADC’s commitment to its principles regarding the unconstitutional removal of democratically elected Heads of State and condemned the current situation in Zimbabwe.

And Kalaba advised Zambians to ignore social media stories purporting that President Lungu was being warned against commenting on the political situation in Zimbabwe as the country had not received any official communication of that nature from that country.

Meanwhile, President Mugabe has resisted calls to step down, instead announcing that he will preside over a Zanu-PF congress in the next few weeks.