— Veep praying for President Sata

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Vice President Guy Scott says his greatest prayer is for President Michael Sata’s wellbeing.



Dr. Scott said this in Lusaka yesterday when he hosted an independence lunch in commemorating Zambia’s Golden Jubilee.



Dr. Scott also thanked all the foreign and local dignitaries who came for the golden Jubilee celebrations.



He thanked Zambians for showing patriotism and turning up in numbers to celebrate the historic event in peace and dignity.



First President Kenneth Kaunda, Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini and other senior government officials were among some of the notable figures who attended the lunchon.



The event was punctuated by traditional music, dance and performance.



Some of the foreign dignitaries that attended the lunch were the former President of Botswana, the Prime Minister of Mozambique, the Vice Presidents of Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya and Burundi and several foreign affairs Ministers.



On the local scene service chiefs and their deputies, opposition political parties, the clergy and civil society organisations attended it.



Earlier today Acting President Edgar Lungu led Service Chief’s Diplomats, Dignitaries and other senior government officials in laying wreaths at the Freedom Statue.




The Acting President later joined hundreds of Zambians in the Golden Jubilee celebrations at Heroes stadium in Lusaka.