Esther Lungu

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Esther Lungu
Esther Nyawa Lungu.jpg
6th First Lady of Zambia
In role
25 January 2015 – 24 August 2021
PresidentEdgar Lungu
Preceded byCharlotte Scott
Succeeded byMutinta Hichilema
Personal details
Born (1961-06-02) 2 June 1961 (age 62)
Political partyPatriotic Front
Spouse(s)Edgar Lungu

Esther Nyawa Lungu (born 2 June 1961) is a Zambian public figure and politician who has held the position of the First Lady of Zambia since January 25, 2015. She is the wife of Zambian President Edgar Lungu. Esther Lungu was born to parents, Agnes and Island Phiri, who were originally from the country's Eastern Province. Lungu was raised Catholic, but she and her husband are now practising Baptists. She was been married to Edgar Lungu, with whom she has six children, for more than thirty years. In 2015, she traveled to the United States for a series of First Ladies' and women's summits and meetings at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas, and the United Nations in New York City. Lungu spoke as a panellist at the Invest in Women in Dallas, which was moderated by Cherie Blair. Lungu has campaigned against child marriage during her tenure as First Lady.


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