Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Edgar Lungu has called on party members and Zambians in general to remain united and peaceful amid the news of President Michael Sata’s death.
President Sata died in London last night.
Mr. Lungu said remaining united during the mourning period would mean carrying out the late President Sata’s spirit of unity, love and tolerance.
He said in a statement to ZANIS today that the PF was profoundly saddened by the death of President Sata.
“We are saddened by the death of President Sata because his vision for development and his programmes to fight poverty, diseases and underdevelopment was only beginning to bear fruits,” he said.
Mr. Lungu further said the death of Mr. Sata has robbed Zambia, Africa and the whole world of a gallant, patriotic, dedicated and visionary leader.
President Sata died at King Edwards VII Hospital in London at 20:11 hours.
First Lady Christine Kaseba and President Sata’s son, Mulenga, were by the bedside when Mr. Sata died.
Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska said funeral arrangements will be announced later.