My father was not poisoned – Mulenga Sata

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Mulenga Sata
Mulenga Sata

LATE President Sata’s relatives have said former First Lady Christine Kaseba is free to contest in the forth-coming presidential elections.
And Lusaka Mayor Mulenga Sata says Dr Kaseba has a democratic right to contest the Patriotic Front (PF) presidential position, reports TEDDY KUYELA.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Emma Mwila Chibesakunda, who is the late President’s cousin, said yesterday that it is Dr Kaseba’s democratic right to contest the republican presidency.
Reacting to media reports that it was too early for a widow to aspire for the presidency, Ms Chibesakunda said Dr Kaseba has been prompted to join the race because she does not want to see the party that she worked so hard to build with her late husband go into oblivion.
“The decision to cleanse the first lady was not prompted by her decision to contest the presidency. I was one of the close family members who attended the process, which included the isambo lya mfwa.
The family decided to clear her immediately unlike the olden days when the process took years, but situations have changed,” she said.
Ms Chibesakunda said it was decided that the process was carried out expeditiously because most of the family members had travelled from far-away places.
She explained that when they were arranging the isambo lya mfwa, she (Ms Chibesakunda) requested that President Sata’s clothes be packed in suitcases but that the elders of the family refused suggesting that the clothes be packed in plastics as they have to be easily exposed during isambo lya mfwa.
Ms Chibesakunda said it was unfortunate that Dr Kaseba’s decision to contest the presidency has caused a lot of debate because she was prompted to do so to save the PF.
“She was torn to see the party, which she struggled to build with her husband, being torn to pieces. If people feel she’s making a mistake, you will be there to judge her. She wants to save the party and serve the people, whom her husband loved very much.
It is regrettable that a member of this family got this picture and took it to the media because it is taboo in our tradition. We are not supposed to do this. It is not Dr Kaseba who is being exposed, it is the family,” she said.
“As we are seeing things, we wouldn’t be surprised to see that the PF party doesn’t finish its three-year term because of what is happening. How can 10 family members stand for presidency?” Ms Chibesakunda asked.
When asked why the family did not decide on one candidate to stand, Ms Chibesakunda said each person has a democratic right and that it is up to an individual to withdraw their candidature and not the family.
And Mr Sata said although it is difficult for him to comment on Dr Kaseba’s decision to file her nomination papers for the PF presidency a week after the burial of her late husband, he feels that every party member has a democratic right to participate or contest party positions.
Mr Sata said this in Lusaka yesterday when he featured on the UNZA Radio programme dubbed The Lusaka Star.
“I have no problem with the candidates who have filed their nomination papers to contest the PF presidency.
“I have cordial relations with all the presidential contenders and if I am not adopted, I will support the one who will garner votes,” he said.
Mr Sata further said he is the best candidate for the position of PF president because he started humbly as a councillor, deputy mayor and now mayor of Lusaka as well as PF Lusaka district chairperson.
He called on PF party members to work hard and start recruiting new members in readiness for the forth-coming presidential election slated for January 20, 2015.
Mr Sata also dispelled speculation that President Sata died of poisoning.
“My father was not poisoned but he had an ailment, which he struggled with for some time,” he said.
“The late President was unwell and his health was failing him for some time. Speculations of what led to his demise should not be taken seriously,” Mr Sata said.
He said Zambians should put to rest speculations of what led to the death of President Sata because he did not die at a tender age.

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28 COMMENTS

  1. Well articulated & politic comment. Keep it Lusaka-Mayor Mr Mulenga SATA!. I’m very proud of you and that is why the “Mwata-Yamvo Family i.e the Mwanuta-Chiputa Royal-Family” (within & outside ZAMBIa) very much want you to be the “6th Republican-President of ZAMBIa” God willing so that you can continue with the legacy of your late father His Excellency Michael Chilufya Sata (MHSRIP). Let’s hope the “6000-PF-delegates i.e 600-PF-delegates from each Province”) will elect/endorse you as the “2015 PF Presidential-Candidate”. All those “Red-DEVILs i.e DEVILs/DEVILists” who were against the holding of the forthcoming “PF General-Conference i.e the PF-Convention” (which will comprise “6000-PF-delegates i.e 600-PF-delegates from each Province”) are “Fake-PF-members” and 6000-PF-delegates should not vote for any of them to teach them a lesson for trying to use ‘illegal’ & ‘unconstitutional’ means to acquire the “PF-Presidency” without going for the said “PF Convention”. After the “28/11/2014 to 30/11/2014 PF General-Conference”, all those “Red-DEVILs i.e DEVILs/DEVILists” (who ‘illegally’ suspended PF-Leader Dr Guy SCOTT) should be expelled from PF without any remorse. I concur with Lusaka PF-Chief Mr Mulenga SATA that out of all the 10 “PF Presidential-Hopefuls” (namely Lusaka-Mayor Mr “Mulenga SATA”, Kasama-Central-MP Hon. Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, ex-First-Lady Dr Christine Kaseba , Kabwata-MP Hon. Given LUBINDA, Matero-MP Hon. Miles Sampa, Nchanga-North-MP Hon. Wybur SIMUSA, Chawama-MP Hon. Edgar Lungu, Hon. Bob Sichinga, Hon. Chishimba Kambwili, & Capt. Selemani Banda) he is the best because Mr Mulenga SATA is not only political but politic and he is the easiest “PF Presidential-Hopeful” to sell or market because his surname “SATA”, (unlike other surnames of other “PF Presidential-Hopefuls” such as “Mwamba”, “Kaseba”, “Lubinda”, “Sampa”, “Simusa”, “Kambwili”, “Lungu”, “Sichinga”, & “Banda”) will be the easiest to sell or market especially to rural-electorates or unlettered-voters because the name “SATA” is a house-hold name which is known in every house/family in ZAMBIa. The other surnames of the said “PF Presidential-Hopefuls” will be very difficult to sell or market especially to rural-voters or the unschooled-electorates and this makes Lusaka-Mayor Mr Mulenga SATA to be the best “PF Presidential-Hopeful” and the “6000-PF-delegates, if they truly love his late father our beloved President (Mr Michael Chilufya Sata), should elect/endorse him as the “2015 PF Presidential-Candidate” at the forthcoming “PF General-Conference” which will take place at Mulungushi Rock of Authority in Kabwe District of ZAMBIa next week. It is my prayer that all “2015 Presidential Hopefuls” (within and outside the PF) will campaign peacefully from now up to 20/01/2015 when the Presidential by-elections will be held in ZAMBIa. May the best-candidate (who is an “ANTISATANist”) before the eyes of ZAMBI-GOD the Almighty be the “6th Republican-President of ZAMBIa”. JESUitist-J/UDAist (Third-Temple-Advocate, +260977926306).

  2. Mr sata ws killd that is y therz So much confusion in the party! he had wekd so hard to c the PF in power. wh eva had a hand in hs death wil knw No peace.

  3. imwe ba mulenga since u knw beta,tel us wat killd our president? wh gts sick all of a suden? Mr sata ws healthy en well then all of a suden,he starts to lose weight en loses hs voice! that cud hav cme about bcoz of da poison its the only explanation.

  4. mulenga ulicipuba mwandi.u knw that yo father had alot of enemies in da party so called PF and thatx y he couldn’t handle power to any one bt himself.for yo own information,u can neva,i say neva be micheal chilufya sata M.H.S.R.P.neva!keep on dreaming…..fool

  5. Hypocrite atase, this nation shall not be fooled. Not by you mulenga or your mother or any of your cheap relatives. The man we loved is gone so forget about any sympathy from us. The way you have come out the Sata family speaks for itself. Crocodile in sheep skin. Ala none of you will rule this country Zambians will give a vote to a man of their choice

  6. Iwe mulenga sata uzisekako plz! unankala bwanji wo kwinyilila,usiyana na ba tatebako,leadership z not al about bein rude bt it’s about da skill,enticin speach dat u hv for pipo nd b wit da heart full of generosity inside ur heart!dat’s hw we true leaderz liv,political wordz shud b accurate with da sound of maturity.

  7. He is dead no amount of judgeing will bring him back no one knows who or wat killed him only our heavenly father who is in heaven and that is God.we hav no right to judge Zambia is a Christian nation lat us love one an other places

  8. How do we know maybe u re the one who organised the poisoning because of your thirst for power.

  9. The last time he left,you told us he was going for a medical check up and all of u children and wife went along.Whatever happened during the routine check ups u didn’t tell us.We only heard on social media that he was dead but we did not believe coz such rumours had been there before.When it was confirmed,we asked God why when this man had fought so hard for 10 yrs to become President.Few days after his burial,b4 we could get over it as a nation,we are shocked that Christin,miles,bob and yourself are all eying his office.tuchili tulepapa.

  10. The last time he left,you told us he was going for a medical check up and all of u children and wife went along.Whatever happened during the routine check ups u didn’t tell us.We only heard on social media that he was dead but we did not believe coz such rumours had been there before.When it was confirmed,we asked God why when this man had fought so hard for 10 yrs to become President.Few days after his burial,b4 we could get over it as a nation,we are shocked that Christin,miles,bob and yourself are all eying his office.tuchili tulepapa.

  11. Most social media, politicians in zed, re excited 4 nthng, makin comments on matters about their competence, the best u cn do is 2 join politics first, u undrstand how politics work, then u ll never talk on those words.

  12. Most social media, politicians in zed, re excited 4 nthng, makin comments on matters about their competence, the best u cn do is 2 join politics first, u undrstand how politics work, then u ll never talk on those words.

  13. Iwe mulenga cn u explain wat killed yr father our president? Its like u know better, ok we were was Kabimba during da burial?

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