President Dr Lazarus Chakwera is expected to deliver a speech as he joins several African leaders and other international delegates at the inauguration of Zambia’s seventh President-elect Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development UPND.

The event is expected to take place at National Heroes Stadium in the capital Lusaka today.

The 59-year-old UPND leader was declared the winner by the Electoral Commission of Zambia in the presidential election held on August 12, beating the incumbent President Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front PF.

Lungu conceded defeat in a televised statement, sending a letter and congratulating Hichilema, despite earlier on declaring the elections “not free and fair”.

He was pointing to the violence that happened in three provinces during the election day.

However, this was in sharp contrast to the European Union Chief observer report that said the election was largely calm and well-administered despite long queues, which showed the devotion of Zambians to exercise their right to vote.

A renowned Zambian Businessman and politician, Hichilema, HH as popularly known, is set to be the seventh President of Zambia on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, all is set for the swearing-in ceremony which many Zambians say are looking forward to.

A total of sixteen candidates registered to run for the presidency.

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