Zambia remains hopeful that Zimbabwe will begin a new chapter

August 12, 2018
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epa05150172 Zambia's President Edgar Lungu attends a signing ceremony with French President Francois Hollande (not pictured) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 08 February 2016. EPA/PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL MAXPPP OUT

Emmanuel Chenda Zambian Ambassador to Zimbabwe says Zambia remains hopeful that Zimbabwe will begin a new era after decades of political and economic paralysis.

Mr. Chenda, says Zambia will always cherish the cordial and long-standing relations that the two countries have enjoyed over the years.

He added that Zambia, like any other country, is anxiously waiting to witness the outcome of the current political situation in that country, and is confident that it will be beneficial to the people of Zimbabwe.

He further stressed that it was cardinal for the people of Zimbabwe to agree on a new trajectory of moving forward in unity, in order to create a new Zimbabwe.

This comes after the postponement of Emmerson Mnangagwa’s inauguration as Zimbabwe’s President, after the main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) filed a legal challenge to the results of last month’s election.

The ZANU-PF won the July election, with Mr Mnangagwa receiving 50.8 percent of the votes, while Nelson Chamisa polled 44.3 percent.