SABC News - Talks to restore peace in Zambia:Friday 11 August 2017

Talks to restore peace in Zambia

Friday 11 August 2017 06:30

Sarah Kimani

Zambian President Edgar Lungu and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema are to engage in peace talks.(SABC)

Zambian President Edgar Lungu and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema have agreed to engage in a peaceful dialogue to address the country's political tensions.

This follows extensive consultations with Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, who arrived in the country on Sunday as part of a peace and relationship building tour of Africa.

Scotland held consultations with Lungu, Hichilema, Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini and church leaders.

She also met with officials from the Electoral Commission of Zambia and members of the diplomatic corps.

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