Inauguration of Hakainde Hichilema

The inauguration of Hakainde Hichilema as the 7th President of Zambia will be held on 24 August 2021.[1] President-elect Hichilema won by a landslide with over 996,000 votes between him and the Incumbent president Edgar Lungu who got 1,814, 201 votes in the August 2021 presidential election.[2][3] Hakainde Hichilema is set to take the oath alongside Mutale Nalumango as the Vice-president of Zambia. The venue for the inauguration is Hero Stadium but attendance is restricted to invited guests only due to the Covid-19 preventive protocols.[4] The day of the inauguration was set as a public holiday in Zambia by president Edgar Lungu.[5]

Inauguration of Hakainde Hichilema
Hakainde Hichilema at his presidential inauguration.jpg
Date24 August 2021 (2021-08-24)
LocationNational Heroes Stadium, Lusaka
ParticipantsHakainde Hichilema
7th President of Zambia
— Assuming office

Micheal Musonda
Acting Chief Justice of Zambia
— Administering oath

Mutale Nalumango
14th Vice President of Zambia
— Assuming office

Micheal Musonda
Acting Chief Justice of Zambia
— Administering oath

Dignitaries to AttendEdit

Country Title Dignitary ref
  South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa [6]
  Malawi President and Chairperson Southern African Development Community Lazarus Chakwera [7][8]
  Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi [9][10]
  Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa [11]
  Democratic Republic of the Congo President and Chairperson of the African Union Félix Tshisekedi [12]
  Eswatini Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini [12]
  Kenya President and Chairperson of the East African Community Uhuru Kenyatta [12]
  Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi [12]
  Namibia President Hage Geingob [12]
  Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan [12]
  Nigeria Former President Olusegun Obasanjo [12]
Government representatives
Country Title Dignitary ref
  US Acting Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency Ms. Enoh T. Ebong [13]
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Africa Ms. Dana L. Banks
Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim U.S. Embassy Lusaka Mr. David J. Young


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  3. ^ "Zambia : Hakainde Hichilema is Zambia's Seventh President after getting a Landslide Victory in the Polls". Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  4. ^ "Inauguration ceremony restricted to invited guests only ~". 2021-08-19. Retrieved 2021-08-19.
  5. ^ Michael (2021-08-20). "Lungu declares Bally's inauguration a public holiday". Zambia: News Diggers!. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  6. ^ "Cyril Ramaphosa calls Zambia's Hakainde Hichilema to wish him well and will attend inauguration". Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  7. ^ "Zambia : Malawian President Chakwera to attend HH's inauguration". Retrieved 2021-08-22.
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  9. ^ "Zambia declares public holiday for Hakainde Hichilema inauguration". Retrieved 2021-08-23.
  10. ^ Nkoe (2021-08-23). "Mokgweetsi Masisi to Attend the Inauguration Ceremony of Hakainde Hichilema". Gambakwe Media. Retrieved 2021-08-23.
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  13. ^ "President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Zambia to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Hakainde Hichilema". The White House. 2021-08-21. Retrieved 2021-08-22.