Former first lady Christine Kaseba has praised Zambians for mourning her late husband and President of Zambia Michael Sata in a dignified manner.
And Dr. Kaseba has said she was not aware of any member of the Patriotic Front (PF) who was ‘anointed’ to take over party leadership by the late President.
Dr. Kaseba said the Sata family was grateful for the outpouring love that came from all sectors of society during the funeral of the late President Sata.
She said the unity and love that the people of Zambia exhibited during the funeral was clear testimony of what the late Mr. Sata showed to the nation when he was president.
Dr. Kaseba has since urged Zambians to move on with the same spirit exhibited during the funeral in accordance with the One Zambia; One Nation motto.
She also thanked African and world leaders and the media for the support during the funeral of her husband.
ZANIS reports that Dr. Kaseba said this during a short ceremony where the late President Sata’s family laid wreaths on his grave at the Embassy Park in Lusaka today.
Present were Acting President Guy Scott and his wife Charlotte, Local Government and Housing Minister Emmanuel Chanda, Lusaka Mayor Mulenga Sata, government officials and family members.
President Sata, who died in London on October 28, 2014, was buried at the Embassy Park in Lusaka on November 11, 2014.
And Dr. Kaseba has appealed to Zambians to rally behind Dr. Scott as he discharges his functions and steer the nation to the next presidential by-selection.
“By law Dr. Guy Scott is the leader of the nation and let us all accord him all the support and opportunities to take us to the next elections,” Dr. Kaseba said.
Dr. Kaseba said Mr. Sata had a lot of faith in Dr. Guy Scott and that was why he appointed him as Vice President.
“Michael was proud of Dr. Scott as he used to say Zambia was second to America which has a black president and a white vice president,” she said.
Dr. Kaseba further called on all Zambians to respect the wish and joy of the late Mr. Sata that was derived from his association with Dr. Scott.
Meanwhile, Dr. Kaseba said she was not aware of anyone that may have been chosen by her late husband to succeed him as president of the PF.
She said she was, like any other member of the public, only hearing some claims from the media.