First lady Christine Kaseba Sata has disclosed that she is not preview of any person that her late husband President Michael Sata anointed to succeed him after his death.
Dr. Kaseba says she has personally come to hate the word ‘anointed’ because it now implying that when President Sata traveled to London for a medical checkup he in fact went to die.
Speaking this morning when she laid wreaths on the tombstone of her late husband in the company of acting president Guy Scott, his wife Charlotte and her family members that included Lusaka Mayor Mulenga Sata, Dr. Kaseba stated that President Sata did not go to London to die.
Dr. Kaseba says her family is particularly hurt that after the death of President Sata succession wrangles about who to succeed him have emerged.
She says her family is however praying that wherever her late husband is, could intercede in the leadership wrangles that have characterized the ruling party.
Dr. Kaseba notes that her late husband did however know that there were many leaders in the ruling Patriotic Front whom he taught but that he chose to appoint Dr. Scott to be Vice President because he had trust in him that he would lead the nation.
She says this is why she is calling upon the nation to rally behind Dr. Scott as he stirs the country through the Presidential by-election until there is a new President.
The First lady has however advised that if there are any doubts it is important that the nation uses the law as she understands that Dr. Scott is the right person to lead the country through the power transition period.
She has further advised the ruling Patriotic Front to also use its own constitution to come with its presidential candidate for the forthcoming by-election.
Dr. Kaseba has also thanked the people of Zambia for the manner they have mourned her late husband.
She says her family’s prayer is that the people of Zambia continue with the same spirit of love and unity that they exhibited in during the funeral of late President Sata in order that they continue living as one Zambia one Nation.