Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has described the late President Michael Sata as a dear friend and brother.
Mr Mugabe who was a close ally to Mr Sata was speaking upon arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International airport aboard Zimbabwean airlines.
Mr Mugabe said Mr Sata always referred to him as “Sekulu” (which means uncle) and he always responded in the same manner.
Mr Mugabe said Mr Sata was a man of the people known by everyone in the world over.
He said Mr Sata’s good actions were seen by the way he related with others and he has left historical works which will remain imprinted forever.
He said the late President had left tears in the eyes of many because the developmental plans which he initiated in Zambia have remained unfinished.
Mr Mugabe said he will always love Mr Sata and hoped that God will comfort the first family and the nation in this trying moment.
Mr Mugabe who was received by Heath Minister Joseph Katema and Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili was accompanied by his wife Grace Mugabe.