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Edgar Chagwa Lungu (born 11 November 1956) is a Zambian politician who served as the sixth president of Zambia from 25 January 2015 to 24 August 2021. Under President Michael Sata, Lungu served as Minister of Justice and Minister of Defence. Following Sata’s death in October 2014, Lungu was adopted as the candidate of the ruling Patriotic Front in a Convention of the Patriotic Front in Kabwe, for the January 2015 presidential by-election, which was to determine who would serve out the remainder of Sata’s term. In the election, he narrowly defeated opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema and took office on 25 January 2015. Lungu was elected to a full presidential term in the August 2016 election, again narrowly defeating Hichilema. Hichilema initially disputed the election result and filed a case at the Constitutional Court to nullify the result. On 5 September, however, the court dismissed the case. Lungu was sworn in for his first full term on 13 September 2016. In 2021, Lungu was defeated by long-time opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema (his 2015 and 2016 opponent), after the Electoral Commission of Zambia declared the victory of Hichilema in that year’s presidential election.

UPND disowns unruly youths

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE United Party of National Development (UPND) has distanced itself from a group of individuals that allegedly besieged and insulted former President Edgar Lungu.This is when the former President escorted his wife Esther and children who had been summoned for interrogations by the Drug Enforcement Commission yesterday.Read more

Give HH Time to Work, ECL Told

[Times of Zambia] UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) deputy Secretary General Gertrude Imenda has urged former President Edgar Lungu to give President Hakainde Hichilema time to work and clean up the mess left by the Patriotic Front (PF) regi...

Give HH time to work, ECL told

By GEORGE SINKALA – UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) deputy Secretary General Gertrude Imenda has urged former President Edgar Lungu to give President Hakainde Hichilema time to work and clean up the mess left by the Patriotic Front (PF) regime during the party’s 10 year rule.In an interview in Lusaka, Ms Imenda said the […]

Police have no plans to ambush ECL – IG

By CHUSA SICHONE and KENNEDY MUPESENI – INSPECTOR General of Police Graphael Musamba says allegations by former president Edgar Lungu that the police are planning to ambush him at night are unfounded and false.Mr Musamba said at no point did the Zambia Police Service have any intention of ambushing Mr Lungu or any other citizen.He […]

No Kulima Tower cops suspended – Hamoonga

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE Zambia Police Service has dispelled reports that it has suspended six officers based at Kulima Tower police post for refusing to block former President Edgar Lungu when he visited the Lusaka Central Business District on Thursday.Police public relations officer Rae Hamoonga said the information was entirely baseless and misleading.Mr Hamoonga […]

Amos Chanda jailed again

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – FORMER President Edgar Lungu’s ex-Press Aide, Amos Chanda has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a court record.Lusaka Senior Magistrate, Ireen Wishimanga also fined Chanda K5,000 or in default serve three months imprisonment for destroying the evidence which he stole from the judiciary.Ms Wishimanga said in […]

‘ECL not above the law’

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Zambia Police Service has warned former president Edgar Lungu that it will take legal action on him if he continues to conduct himself outside the law.The police said yesterday that they had observed an incident involving Mr Lungu, who led a group of individuals from Town Centre around 11:30 hours […]

Support HH, OYV counsels ECL

By GEORGE SINKALA – OPERATION Young Vote (OYV) executive director Guess Nyirenda has urged former president Edgar Lungu to humble himself, cooperate and support his successor Hakainde Hichilema for the sake of Zambia’s continued peace and attainment of national development.Mr Nyirenda said OYV would like to see Mr Lungu contributing to solutions capable of resolving […]

Mweetwa challenges ECL on KCM, Milingo

By CAROLINE NGWENGWE – CHIEF Government Spokesman Cornelius Mweetwa has challenged former President Edgar Lungu and his former administration to explain to the nation how former provisional liquidator of the Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) Milingo Lungu became a trader instead of carrying out and ensuring that an inventory of assets and debts was carried out.Mr […]

ECL’s daughter loses property

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – FORMER president Edgar Lungu’s daughter Chiyeso has been ordered to surrender a house and three flats valued at K8 million to the State by the Economic and Financial Crimes Court (EFCC).The property is believed to have been obtained using proceeds of crime.Judge Ann Malata- Ononuju sitting with Judge Ian Mab olobolo […]

‘Give HH room to work’

By JAMES KUNDA – LEADER of the Opposition in Parliament Robert Chabinga has urged former president Edgar Lungu to allow President Hakainde Hichilema time and room to work for the country’s development.Mr Chabinga has also implored all opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Copperbelt to work with the United Party for National Development (UPND) […]

‘ECL, Nawakwi plotted’

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – A WITNESS has told a Lusaka Magistrate’s Court that Forum for Development and Democracy (FDD) leader Edith Nawakwi allegedly told her that she connived with former president Edgar Lungu to ensure that, President Hakainde Hichilema was arrested before he contested the 2021 general election.Pheluna Hatembo said during trial yesterday that Nawakwi […]

Amos Chanda, wife appeal against jail sentence

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – FORMER Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations to former president Edgar Lungu, Amos Chanda, his wife and sister-in-law have appealed against the Lusaka Magistrate Court’s decision to convict and sentence them to seven months imprisonment after they were found guilty of obstructing Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) officers from carrying out […]

‘Lungu was brutal!’ …as Chiefs tell him to retract comment

By JAMES KUNDA, SHARON KALIMBULA and JULIUS PHIRI – FORMER President Edgar Lungu led the most brutal regime this country has ever known and is not the right person to claim alleged police brutality he alone has seen, former vice President Never a Mumba has charged.And Speaker of the National Assembly Nelly Mutti has directed […]

‘ECL statement reckless’…it is irresponsible for Lungu to suggest people will rise against UPND

By SHARON KALIMBULA and JOSEPH BANDA – THE Government says it is irresponsible for former President Edgar Lungu to recklessly state that the people will rise against the United Party for National Development and President Hakainde Hichilema over the alleged unruly conduct of the police.And police in Lusaka are studying the implications of Mr Lungu’s […]

ECL dragged to court over K300,000 debt

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – A BUSINESS Executive has dragged former Republican President Edgar Lungu to court demanding payment of more than K300, 000 for printing campaign materials during the 2016 general election campaigns.Happy Mwaba Mwangata wanted the Lusaka Magistrate Court to order Mr Lungu to pay him the money which had been outstanding since 2016.Mr […]

Lungu’s ex-driver nabbed over drugs

By JULIUS PHIRI – FORMER President Edgar Lungu’s driver Juvensio Mathews Phiri has been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for trafficking in 50 kilogrammes of cannabis.Mr Phiri still serves as part of the security detail of the former head of State.And the DEC says that it is elated with Monday’s conviction of former […]

Self-tainted PF behind UKA faction – Mweetwa

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government has charged that the opposition Patriotic Front (PF) faction is attempting to rebrand under the newly-formed United Kwacha Alliance (UKA), with former president Edgar Lungu as presidential candidate in the 2026 general elections.Chief Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa said that Mr Lungu was the architect of UKA after realising that […]

Alliance plot unearthed

By JULIUS PHIRI and JAMES KUNDA – THE hidden agenda behind the formation of the opposition alliance is to campaign for, and ultimately float Edgar Lungu as a Presidential candidate for the 2026 general election and not to fight against a perceived nondescript shrinking democratic space it has been revealed.Deputy secretary general of the Christian […]

ECL’s ex-aide Chanda found with case to answer

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWEFORMER President Edgar Lungu’s Press Aide , Amos Chanda has been found with a case to answer in a matter he is charged with two counts of stealing a court record and destroying evidence .Lusaka Senior Magistrate Ireen Wishimanga found Chanda with a case to answer and placed him on his defence yesterday. […]