An opposition political party leader has criticized President Michael Sata for not attending the funeral of Zambia Air force (ZAF) Deputy Commander Major General Muliokela Muliokela and Colonel Brian Mweene who died on Monday in a plane crash.
Alliance for Better Zambia president Frank Bwalya charged that it is unbelievable that the commander in chief of armed forces could not attend the state funeral of two senior ZAF officers just a day after he went to court.
Father Bwalya has since described the development as a scandal.
Vice President Guy Scott yesterday represented the president at the funeral service for the late Zambia Air force (ZAF) Deputy Commander Major General Muliokela Muliokela and Colonel Brian Mweene.
Dr. Scott said his presence and that of other government officials at the requiem mass represents more than just a formal representation of government.