New Era for Zambia, Hichilema Inaugurated as President
Zambia’s newly-elected leader Hakainde Hichilema was sworn in on Tuesday after a comprehensive election victory in Zambia
Hichilema, 59, took the oath of office before thousands of jubilant supporters. People gathered at the Heroes Stadium in the capital Lusaka, sporting the red and yellow regalia of his United Party for National Development.
Many spent the night at the venue to secure seats. They cheered ecstatically as Hichilema stepped out of a white SUV. He was in a dark suit and a red tie, waving
white-gloved hands at the people.
“I, Hakainde Hichilema, do swear that I will faithfully and diligently perform my duties in this high office,”
He declared, with a Bible in his hand. The crowd clapped and roared for their new leader.
Hichilema defeated the incumbent Edgar Lungu by almost one million votes. This was his sixth bid for the presidency.
The republic of Zambia looks forward to astute leadership from the new leader.