President Edgar Lungu says government has written to the American government asking it to recall its Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote because this country does not want “such people” in its midst.

Speaking during a fundraising church service at UCZ St Stephen’s Church building in Choma today, President Lungu said government was awaiting a response from America over its complaint against Ambassador Foote.

“Thank you to the church, thank you to UCZ especially for voicing out against unchristian values such as homosexuality. I will leave it at that because I don’t want to get you involved in politics of diplomacy and other things because it is matters which came from our friends the Americans. But you need to know that we have complained officially to the American government because we don’t want such people in our midst, we want him gone,” said President Lungu.