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Expelled Cuban Envoy Given 7 Day Ultimatum To Leave

Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji has announced in Kitwe that expelled Cuban Ambassador to Zambia Nelson Pages Vilas has been given a notice to leave the country within seven days following the withdrawal of his diplomatic recognition.

Malanji at a media briefing said his Permanent Secretary Chalwe Lombe had held a meeting with the erring envoy in Lusaka in which he has been told to leave the country within seven days.

He said the the expelled Cuban ambassador has apologized for his conduct and was very remorseful during a meeting held in Lusaka to discuss his fate.

“Our position still remains the same, we have given the erring Cuban ambassador seven days in which to leave this country, he crossed the red tape on diplomatic etiquette, so we have written to the country so that we are given a new ambassador”, Malanji said.

Malanji said Zambia’s relationship with Cuba remains intact and will not be ruined by one error officer who has since been expelled.

He added that it was unfortunate that the erring envoy was found wanting just three days after presenting his credentials to President Edgar Lungu.

“He only presented his credentials last week and third day he was found wanting, so we cannot condone that, all members of the diplomatic corp are aware that they cannot engage in such activities when they are in the country on a government to government mission”, He added.

4 Comments

  1. Summer salt

    The man did not know his mission, vj also must know what to comment on as a senior citizen than just wanting to be heard, in this way sir vj you’re losing value. Speak when necessary. Personally you’re my inspiration, don’t lose value sir!

  2. LIPILAELO BUTOLE

    PLEASE BA BOSS GIVE HIM ONE MORE CHANCE . WE ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION

    • ZONDA

      Comment uja ambersader ana chimwa uibala nchito unabwerera

  3. mercutio

    May some body share what wrong he committed by jst attendin the forum for socialist party.was he chairing,was he the master minder…me i donchi know cheacher..

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