Kanene stripped off appointment as he falls out of Lungu’s favor

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His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia has with immediate effect withdrawn the appointment of musician Clifford Dimba alias General Kanene as an ambassador against gender- based violence.
The Presidents decision to revoke Mr. Dimbas assignment has been taken in the light of the court case that he faces on allegations of gender-based violence.
In a letter addressed to the UN Resident Coordinator Ms Janet Rogan, the Head of State stated that the allegations against Mr. Dimba makes it untenable for him to execute this onerous task.
It was my hope that Mr. Dimba would use pardon and his special skills as a musician to campaign against gender-based violence using his anecdotal experience. However, I regret that he faces before the courts of law allegations of gender-based violence. This does not cast him in a good light to move the campaign forward.
The President assured the UN of his unwavering personal commitment to the fight against gender-based violence in particular and the attainment of gender parity in general. He also assured of his administrations full support to the United Nations agenda to help create a fair society where men and women enjoy equal rights
The Head of State expressed gratitude to the UN Resident Coordinator for the confidence that they have continued to show in him as a champion of the HE 4 SHE Campaign and as a promoter of gender equality.
Meanwhile, President Lungu has acknowledged a congratulatory message from the United Nations to him on the new Constitution.
The President assured that he was personally committed to ensuring that all the necessary next steps are taken to actualise this important law.
I appreciate your kind support and your wishing me congratulations on the new Constitution. As l have stated before my commitment to a free and fair society is part of the reason l ensured that this important document is actualised.
Issued by:
AMOS CHANDA
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
(PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS)
STATE HOUSE

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