Former Zambian President Edgar Lungu has taken legal action to contest the revocation of his retirement benefits, according to local media reports.
In the previous month, Lungu had his retirement benefits and privileges rescinded after he opted to reenter active politics. His office was reportedly closed, staff reassigned, and government-provided vehicles withdrawn.
Documents from the court, as reported by the privately owned News Diggers newspaper, reveal that Lungu, represented by his legal team, views the government’s decision as a violation of his fundamental rights. He argues that other individuals who retired from high public offices were not subjected to similar restrictions.
However, the Attorney General Mulilo Kabesha dismissed Lungu’s plea, stating that reinstating his benefits while actively involved in politics would be contrary to the law, as reported by local Diamond TV.