LUSAKA, Sept 6 Zambia's kwacha weakened
more than 1.5 percent to the dollar on Tuesday as investors were
cautious after a court ruled that the opposition had missed a
deadline to challenge President Edgar Lungu's re-election.
Following the court ruling, the government said Lungu would
be sworn in next Tuesday for another five-year-term.
"There is a shortage of dollars because many investors are
holding on to their money, waiting to see what happens next
after the dismissal of the presidential election petition," one
commercial bank trader said.
The kwacha was down 1.52 percent at 10.0000 against the
dollar by 1044 GMT.
(Reporting by Chris Mfula; Writing by TJ Strydom; Editing by