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Hakainde Hichilema to be sworn in as Zambia’s 7th president

Hakainde Hichilema is set to take the oath of office today.

The newly elected leader will be sworn in as Zambia’s seventh president.

The ceremony will take place at the National Heroes Stadium from 10 am.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is among the several leaders expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

ODM leader Raila Odinga who is a friend to Hichilema arrived in Lusaka yesterday for the event.

Hichilema, 59, won the presidential elections held on August 12 on his sixth bid.

He garnered more than 2.8 million votes defeating the incumbent Edgar Lungu, 64, by almost one million votes.

In the 2016 election, Lungu scraped a victory with just 100,000 more votes.

However, after the election, Hichilema faced treason charges for allegedly failing to pull over to give way to the presidential motorcade.

He spent four months in a maximum-security jail before the charges were dropped.

Hichilema has promised democratic reforms, investor-friendly economic policies, better debt management as well as “zero tolerance” to corruption under his rule.

By Everlyne Bosibori

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