Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji is in South Africa leading a Zambian Electoral Observer Mission to that country’s forth coming general elections.
Meanwhile President Edgar Lungu has appointed former Foreign Affairs Minister and former Kasempa Member of Parliament Kabinga Pande as alternate to the Head of the SADC Electoral Observer Mission.
Other members of the Election Observer Mission are five civil servants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence
The Zambian team is in South Africa as part of SADC Elections Observer Mission until 16th May 2019.
South Africa will hold the General elections on 8th May 2019 to elect a new National Assembly and provincial legislatures in each province.
This will be the 6th election held since the end of apartheid in 1994 and will determine who will become the next President of South Africa.
This is according to a statement issued to the media by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in South Africa, Naomi Nyawali.