Opposition candidate, Hakainde Hichilema has been confirmed winner of last week’s presidential election in Zambia.

This development was disclosed by the country’s electoral commission.

Before achieving this feat, Mr Hichilema got more than a million votes to defeat his main rival, the outgoing President Edgar Lungu.

The win for Hichilema has triggered celebration from his supporters who have taken to the streets of the capital, Lusaka to celebrate.

Meanwhile, Mr Hichilema had made some attempts at winning the presidency but became victorious after the sixth attempt.

On the transparency of the electoral body, Mr Lungu had drawn the attention of the people to alleged election that was not free and fair.

One of the claims he made was that votes were left unprotected after election officials from his Patriotic Front party had been chased from polling stations.