Given Lubinda will not represent Zambia at the AU session-State House

State House has issued a statement to the media saying that Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda will not represent the country at next week’s 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia because he has taken his annual leave.
The statemenent further stated that Hon. Lubinda has been on leave since December 21, 2012 and another Minister has already taken his position as acting Foreign Affairs Minister.
“However, it should also be borne in mind that Hon. Lubinda is facing serious charges against the party, which will only be resolved at the forthcoming party Central Committee meeting,” concluded the statement.
The Central Committee of the Patriotic Front (PF) is this weekend expected to deliver judgment on the disciplinary case against Kabwata member of Parliament Given Lubinda among other party members.