Watch: Hakainde Hichilema Says Edgar Lungu’s Government Stole Money

Zambia’s new president, Hakainde Hichilema says Edgar Lungu’s Government stole the money meant to develop the country.

In an interview with BBC, Hakainde further said he has inherited an “empty” treasury.

“People are still trying to make last-minute movements of funds, which are unauthorised, which are not theirs,” President Hakainde Hichilema said.

However, Hichilema did not name any officials.

Hakainde Hichilema was recently sworn in as the 7th president of Zambia after he defeated his rival Edgar Lungu in presidential elections.

Mr Hichilema recently appointed economist and former International Monetary Fund (IMF) adviser Situmbeko Musokotwane as finance minister.