Zambia’s Coward President Fails to show up for BBC Interview

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picnPresident Edgar Lungu on Wednesday evening cancelled his appearance on a scheduled live interview with the BBC on Focus on Africa at short notice.

The interview which was set for 19:30 Hours Zambian time from New York, USA was pulled out after President Lungu informed the BBC that he was unavailable with minutes into the program.

The BBC had asked Zambians on its Facebook page to post short watts up videos asking questions directed at how President Lungu is administering national affairs.

Some of the questions ranged from how President Lungu is dealing with the depreciation of the Kwacha, load shedding and whether mining companies like Glencore are paying enough taxes.

Program Presenter Sophie Ikenye announced that President Lungu had informed the BBC that he will not proceed with the interview.

No reasons for the withdrawal were stated.