Caritas welcomes age ceiling of 75 for presidential candidates

CARITAS Zambia says it subscribes to the age ceiling of 75 for presidential candidates, saying that there is nothing special about politicians.

The just-ended national convention agreed that under the new constitution, anyone above the age of 75 should not be allowed to run for Republican president.

In an interview yesterday, Caritas Zambia executive director Samuel Mulafulafu said the decision to have the age ceiling of 75 should not be questioned because it was widely subscribed.

“This is not something that people should be talking about because it was widely subscribed that we should put limit to the age for someone to vie for presidency in this country. I do not see anything wrong with that because we have that for every career; civil servants, for teachers, judges and others. There is nothing special about politicians. Every career has its prime age and that is the reason we should have an age limit for one to pursue a particular career,” Mulafulafu said.