As reported by the Zambian Watchdog two weeks ago, Edgar Chagwa Lungu and his wife, Esther Lungu’s marital problems have deepened and the first lady has threatened to vacate state house if the situation isn’t resolved.
Reliable State House sources have disclosed to the Watchdog that Esther Lungu is fed up with Lungu’s behaviour as he has not been spending nights at State house and instead is sleeping at State lodge where he is entertaining his Swazi mistress.
It is revealed that whilst in Swaziland for the Reed ceremony with King Mswati, Lungu also picked a young girl as a ‘wife’ who has now literally moved to the State Lodge where Lungu is spending most of the nights.
Lungu’s official wife Esther very miserable as she is literally staying alone at the state house while Lungu is enjoying his drinking and dancing escapades at State Lodge with his mistress and friends.
‘On Sunday evening the situation got out of hand with the First Lady threatening to leave State House,” a state house official told the Watchdog.
‘This playboy attitude of President Lungu has riled the First Lady who now wants a divorce,” the source further said to the Watchdog.
This apparently didn’t sit well with the Lungu as he felt this would strongly dent his reputation and office.
Senior State House staff have been pleading with Esther not to abandon State House but instead just continue working as First Lady and making money.
It’s said that the First Lady has amased wealth through her Saudi Arabian connections and other business men that she has been introduced to in her capacity as First Lady.
Esther’s threat to vacate State House forced Lungu to abandon his official visit to Muchinga province where he was scheduled to travel yesterday.
The advance team in Muchinga got the news with shock when they were informed that Lungu had cancelled the trip. The source told the Watchdog that security personnel in Muchinga feel that Lungu is the ‘most wasteful and playful Head of State’.
The security men who sought anonymity told the Watchdog that they had already spent their allowances as they had already travelled to muchinga.
“In the past 3 months State House has been busy spending time and money on President Lungu’s extra marital affairs which is not only unfair to Esther but the people of Zambia as well,” the source told the Watchdog.
Esther is said to have angrily left for Kitwe in the company of Education Minister, Prof. Nkandu Luo on other official business in order to just get away from State House.