Mpombo advises govt to issue detailed statement on President Sata’s wellbeing

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Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) President George Mpombo has advised government to issue a comprehensive and detailed statement on President Michael Sata’s wellbeing in order to clear the skepticism surrounding the recently released pictures.

Chief Government Spokesperson Joseph Katema and the President’s aide for press and public relations George Chellah have both confirmed that the recently released pictures of President Sata chairing a Cabinet meeting on Monday are the recent pictures of the President.

But Dr. Mpombo says pictures are not enough to make people believe that the Head of State is doing fine and did indeed chair the said Cabinet meeting held at State House.

Dr. Mpombo has told Qfm News in a telephone interview that unless government issues a statement on the said Cabinet meeting, people will treat any information from State House with a pinch of salt.

He says government should not continue handling the issue of the President’s wellbeing in an awkward manner.

Dr Mpombo adds that government should also be mindful that it still owes the people of Zambia an explanation as to why the President’s arrival from his working holiday in Israel was not publicized.