—-Chief Munyambala of the Kaonde Speaking people of Mufumbwe district in North Western Province has expressed deep shock at the death of President Michael Sata.
Chief Munyambala has since sent his condolences to First Lady, Christine Kaseba and members of the First family during this difficult period.
President Michael Sata died on October 28, 2014 in London where he had gone for medical check-up.
In an interview with ZANIS in Mufumbwe, Chief Munyambala described late President Sata as a man of action who recognised the leadership of chiefs in the governance of the country.
Chief Munyambala said the late President made it easy for chiefs to work with him due to his down-to-earth attitude.
“I remember in 2012 when His Excellency came to Mufumbwe. Chief Chizela and I were always by his side. He wanted us to be with him throughout his programmes. This to me showed that he understood the importance of chiefs in governance,” chief Munyambala said.
The traditional leader further said President Sata will be remembered for fostering unity, peace and collaboration between government and chiefs through the establishment of the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs.
“He was a good man who wanted to bring people together. He will go down in the history of Zambia as the person who presided over a government that recognised and respected chiefs in the country,” he said.
Chief Munyambala has since called on the nation to mourn the President with peace, love and unity.