‘I’m learning a lot from Mugabe’ – Zambia’s Lungu

Cape Town – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has reportedly described his Zimbabwean counterpart President Robert Mugabe as an “elderly statesman in the region who knows all corners”, saying he is “learning a lot” from him.

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LunguAccording to the state-owned newspaper The Herald, Lungu said this after holding talks with Mugabe at State House in Harare, ahead of the Southern African Development Committee (SADC) summit.

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More than 10 heads of state are attending the one-day summit on industrial growth on Wednesday.

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Lungu said he was getting used to Mugabe’s hospitality.

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This was not the first time that Lungu has met Mugabe.

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The Zambian leader was in Harare in February when he held bilateral talks with Mugabe just after he won presidential elections to replace Michael Sata, who died last year.

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Lungu is expected to officially open the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair on Friday.

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Meanwhile, the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation said Lungu was set to address the SADC heads of state on Wednesday.

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The report said Lungu will focus on the finalisation of the industrialisation strategy and roadmap for the region. – Agencies