Zambia suspends 48 opposition MPs for boycotting President’s speech

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    The Zambian parliament on Tuesday
    suspended 48 opposition lawmakers for boycotting Zambia’s president, Edgar
    Lungu’s address at the official opening of the assembly in March

    The
    lawmakers from the United Party for National Development (UPND) skipped
    Lungu’s address claiming he was not the legitimate winner of the 2016
    election.

    Parliament Speaker Patrick Matibini
    announced the suspension of the 48 lawmakers since they are yet to
    recognize Lungu as the head of state.

    “I
    challenge you to resign on moral grounds if you do not recognize that
    there is a legitimately elected…



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