Mr. Sata, who is also Lusaka Mayor, says the decision has been made in the spirit of reconciliation as party members and the nation at large mourns President Michael Sata.
He says all party members are therefore free to attend the funeral without fear.
Mr. Sata says cadres have been restrained and ordered against harassing anyone attending the presidential funeral.
He was speaking in an interview with ZNBC news in Lusaka.
And a committee of Permanent Secretaries headed by the Secretary to the Cabinet has been put in place to over see the state funeral.
Committee spokesperson Bert Mushala, who is Information and Broadcasting Permanent Secretary, has since advised people not to travel to Lusaka saying TV screens will be put in all provincial centers for people to follow proceedings of President SATA’s funeral, live, on ZNBC TV.