BREAKING: Hakainde Hichilema fires army and police commanders.

Newly elected Zambia President, Hakainde Hichilema,  has today delivered his first state of the nation address.

Please see the full statement below:

This evening we have made some changes in the Defence and Security Wings of our nation as follows:

Lieutenant General Dennis Alibuzwi is the new Zambia Army Commander and will be deputised by Major General Geoffrey Zyeele, as Deputy Army Commander and Chief of Staff.

Lieutenant General Collins Barry is the new ZAF Commander and will be deputised by Major General Oscar Nyoni as Deputy Air Commander and Chief of Staff.

We have also made changes at the Zambia National Service as follows: Lieutenant General Patrick Solochi is the new ZNS Commandant and will be deputised by Major General Reuben Mwewa as Deputy Commandant and Chief of Staff.

Mr Remmy Kajoba is the new Inspector General of Police and his deputy for operations is Mr Milner Muyambango, while Doris Chibombe is Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Administration.

All officers relieved of their duties will be reassigned to other duties later.

We are grateful for their support when they served the country in these portfolios.

To the new office bearers, we want to state that you must have the interest of the people at heart and serve the country diligently while ensuring human rights, freedoms and liberties are respected.

May God Bless our Country and May God Bless you all.

Hakainde Hichilema

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