Zambia’s government has withdrawn retirement benefits and privileges from former President Edgar Lungu.
This follows his decision to return to active politics.
Mr Lungu lost the presidency to Hakainde Hichilema in 2021, after which he announced his retirement.
After six years in office he left the country facing serious economic issues as Africa’s most indebted nation.
His return to politics sets a stage for a bruising 2026 presidential race.