Calls for President’s medical examination misplaced – ZCTU

President Sata with his vice Dr Guy Scott Being Briefed By Toursim Minister Masebo
President Sata with his vice Dr Guy Scott Being Briefed By Toursim Minister Masebo

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says calls to have a team of medical Doctors constituted to ascertain the health of President Michael Sata are misplaced.

ZCTU President Leonard Hikaumba says there is presently no need for such calls as that can only happened when the president is incapacitated.

Mr Hikaumba those calling on Cabinet to constitute a team of medical Doctors are only wishing the president ill-health.

He implored Zambians to learn to follow the right procedure whenever they want to bring out serious national matters.

And the Patriotic Front in Shibuyunji district has described as petty jealous and cheap propaganda to earn political mileage calls by the UPND for a team of Doctors to be constituted to ascertain the health of President Sata.

PF Shibuyunji District Secretary Joseph Kasonde says the UPND is still in disbelief that President Sata is fit.

Mr Kasonde says President Sata has little time to continue appearing to the public everyday as the UPND wishes, because he is preoccupied with delivering development to the Zambian people.

He wonders what President Sata’s daily public appearance has to do with the various developmental programmes he has initiated.

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  1. 1 flag Sepiso

    It is the LAW! If he is in good health there’s nothing to fear!

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    1. 1.1 flag Mushota

      Regardless whether he is not in good health or not, he should still remain or president

      Why is this more news in Zambia than anywhere else?
      The Cuban president was still leading even when he was never seen in public for almost 3 years prior to relinquishing the powers to his brother , Raul

      The ignorance of the whole of you that find this sensible is astonishing.
      Allegedly this is a meritocratic government, that has its subject condescending other persons less able to understand what is going on in your mediocre country

      Dont get me started
      Lost souls!

      Thanks

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    2. 1.2 flag kay the man

      It is not the LAW… people dont just call for a medical review becuase UPND and ZWD call for it … as you can see from the pictures here SATA has capacity to hold the high office … there are no drips connected to him nor is he on death bed….

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    3. 1.3 flag Nkatama luo

      Masebo kenna kuti nakalya ukubufumisha fye nokwingilamo fye no ka fillinga ama kiss fyabupuba. Uku kanyesha ifisushi na John yandi iyi

      Imwe bwaima no kwima apa pene

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    4. 1.4 flag Mfumu

      @Mushota Cuba is not a democratic country. Opposition parties are banned and there you are comparing what happens in Cuba to what ought to happen in the free world. Think before you comment. That may be ok in your household with Nick, but not to the world at large.

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    5. 1.5 flag Nostradamus

      1.3 Nkatama, can we have some respect to mothers? Masebo has sons who are grown men.
      Why don’t you use my cousin Mushota for your jerking? Sorry Mushota, just to help that guy.

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    6. 1.6 flag Hoodwinked

      Ignore Mushota. I have just found out that she is actually a sexually fraustrated gay dude with chronic dihorea.

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    7. 1.7 flag Chiwanangala

      @ Mushota sometimes you can talk sense kanshi ayiiii. iyi yena walasa chikashana wandi

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    8. 1.8 flag cindy

      Senseeee……. Mushota!

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    9. 1.9 flag ndobo

      @mushota… like mfumu has well put it, Castro was a dictator thats why he even handed over to his young brother, let me remaind you there is also the story of Hugo chavez RIP, the president who stood up and told his people about his cancer
      @Kay the man
      dont tell selective lies,, its either you tell the whole truth or the whole lie, nothing in between.
      The president is health issue is not been pushed by upnd, but by forces within PF and GBM confirmed it. No one from outside can know about the collasping of the president unless data is leak from inside!!! open your eyes!!!
      And do you remember how Sata was screaming on put his voice wanting to know mwanawasa`s disease?? ooh and poor George kunda. what has change now?? people want know if its true he carrys a bag on his belly!!!!

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    10. 1.10 flag Saulosi

      Mushota is spot on today.Saulosi is very proud of you girl !!!!

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    11. 1.11 flag Mpangula Mputyu aka TeamDoraPetauke2013

      Zambians Sata claimed Political capital from demanding the same on Levy. Today we the employers of SATA demand the same ati iyo.

      Hikaumba u should be pre-occupied with seeing that the PF govt., pays civil servants the salary increment as promised.

      Hikaumba when an employee is on sick leave, they inform the employers about it and produce a sick note on return. Fuseki u have failed to improve workers conditions naka Roy Mwaba now u supporting sick SATA

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    12. 1.12 flag Nostradamus

      The comments made by Nostradamus with the USA flag are not my comments. Such foolishing comments are the reason I have taken back my name. No one who claims to be educated will write such nonsense. So now you know what type of fella he is. He is a young man with a cheap mind. Ignore his comments. He ought to be ashamed of himself. Shame on you! Don’t even attempt to respond.

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  2. 2 flag johnkabengele

    he is in Livingstone walking and not bedridden as UPND put it, shame on them

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  3. 3 flag gumu gumu

    The guy is already incapacitated,he only appears in public once in a while and its a fact hes sick because succession disputes are already bringing tensions in his PF.

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    1. 3.1 flag kay the man

      Use fact sir appering in public does not make one fit for the high office… one only needs to be alive and of sound mind thats all … SATA has exhibited both

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    2. 3.2 flag Hoodwinked

      @ kay the man: the volume is either very low or on mute (of sound mind).

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    3. 3.3 flag cozmokaojr

      the president looks more health than you @gumugumu. look for something else to pull him down on… otherwise he’ll beat you again in 2016.always remember that he is the master of the game.

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  4. 4 flag JOHN BULAYA

    mwe ba commentor above you ******

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  5. 5 flag Questionner

    It is in the constitution to call upon the president’s health to be ascertained. Sata himself used to demad the same when Mwanawasa was president. What has gone wrong today? Just as Sata exercised his right as a citizen to show concern over the health of the president then, so is UPND as a party exercising the same right to demad to know the status of the president’s health. Unfortunately, it is Sata who is president today and those demands are being made on him. Do unto others as you would like them do unto you. It is wrong to demonise the UPND for making such demands which are constitutional. Sata did the same. So people like Jean Kapata must shut up. She seems to have a very short memory because it was her and Mumbi Phiri who were in the forefront echoing such calls. People know.

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    1. 5.1 flag Chisenga

      @Questionner. I FAIL TO SEE YOUR LOGIC. ARE YOU SAYING YOU WILL FOLLOW BLINDLY WHATEVER SATA DID OR SAID? AND EVEN IF SATA CALLED FOR THAT MEDICAL REVIEW OF MWANAWASA, NO ONE HEEDED THAT CALL. SO THE UPND SHOULD SUFFER THE SAME FATE. WHY IS THE UPND SO MUCH AFRAID OF SATA SO MUCH THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN ONLY GO TO STATE HOUSE OVER HIS DEAD BODY?

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    2. 5.2 flag Sylvia

      Levy mhsrip was in France after a well known stroke

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  6. 6 flag Mfumu

    Thank you Mr Hikaumba for commenting on the matter. However, it would be necessary to ask why such calls are being made. If you were an employer, wouldn’t it bother you if an important decision maker in your enterprise every now and again without taking days off, they silently went out for days only to hear that they had gone for medical attention? Wouldn’t it be of concern that this particular individual every now and again made incoherent speeches. And that the employee is absent when guidance is expectedd of him, wouldn’t this be worrisome? If, however, the employment contract does provide that if such concerns arose the employer had the right to ask that the said employee be subjected to a medical, wouldn’t one say the employer was within their rights? The President is an employee…

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    1. 6.1 flag Gazi

      Good thinking. People must realise that MCS is an Employee and subject to the conditions of service, which are there for everybody to read.

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    2. 6.2 flag ndobo

      @mfumu
      you are very right!! besides do unto others as you would want them to do unto you, if my memory serves right Sata was number one calling and screaming for a medical review board for mwanawasa!! so what has changed now?!!!

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    3. 6.3 flag Chisenga

      TRUE. BUT SATA IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. NOT A GANG OF FRUSTRATED, TRIBAL, REGIONAL POLITICAL NOVICES WITH DIMINISHING POLITICAL RETURNS.

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  7. 7 flag Saulosi

    Spot on Hikaumba.Our opposition politicians are a disgrace.We surely lack issues based politicians and politics in our country.Smh

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  8. 8 flag Munsanda

    Saulosi you must be sick. Where in the world does a president sneak out for medical attention and cannot be accounted for for days and when citizens ask about his absence everyone in cabinet is afraid of speaking?

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  9. 9 flag Dada

    @Slave servant
    Dont u ve anythng to share & coment.Shutup evn need to b checkd at Chainama coz u prove a socio path & require constant counseling!Chainama is free of charge hurryup rush we want report also fr yr Hakahi votela Heka .Tel him/hr he/she ‘s highly incorigible & ntanyonwi.I need tht informtion before 17hrs today.

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    1. 9.1 flag dudelove

      you’re drooling again Dada and as incoherent as ever.

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  10. 10 flag Vota card

    Guys the more you talk about Sata’s sickness the more you forget to offer checks and balances to the PF regime. We should be asking PF to deliver their promises even if 90 days is no more. Sata has a political party that is in power and he is not alone in it. Mind you, he does not rule alone, after all they have a party manifesto on development. with or without Sata PF should spearhead development. we need jobs, we need a sound economy, we need benefits for minerals produced in Zed.

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  11. 11 flag THE PRINCE

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH OUR OPPOSITION LEADERS?? THIS IS WERE THEY FAIL ZAMBIANS BECAUSE THEY ALL LACK ETHICS. ON WHAT GROUNDS WOULD THEY CALL FOR SUCH?? THIS IS RUBBISH, LET THEM SHOW US WHAT THEY CAN DO OR CORRECT PF TO MOVE OUR COUNTRY FORWARD. THESE CALLS MAKES OPPOSITION LOOK CHEAP AND CHILDISH. PLEASE GROW-UP THAN WASTE TIME FOR ZAMBIANS. LEAVE SATA ALONE ON THIS ONE.

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    1. 11.1 flag chewe

      Stop using caital letters nmakes you look desperate and difficultto read

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  12. 12 flag Dreamliner

    @Nkatama luo alawalipena. Ka Masebo is damn ugly.
    Wish u had a chance to have a glance at my better half!

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  13. 13 flag ShiJoya

    UP-END s a part 4opportunists. They only thrive on other pipos deaths or sicknes. Ngondo’s party s swallowed. HH stil can’t beliv dat de big Man s plot 1. Ths Southern Province part ll ful of jealous pipo. Thx.

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  14. 14 flag Vota card

    those of you that comment for the sake of commenting should re-think , whose benfit do you do that for

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  15. 15 flag malyamungu

    All those that are against the UPND here are thievs.Have u forgotten that this is the same man who called for the same when Mwanawasa was sick.Is he not the one who was following Mwanawasa’s body during the mourning period in dis-belief that he was dead.Is he not the same man who wanted to go to France to see Mwanawasa on his sick bed to comferm his death.Sata was happy that Mwanawasa died and he felt that was an oportunity.Have u all ****** forgotten all those things.Let this exercise be done on Sata to stop the speculations.LET the UPND do the same to him coz he did the same.Why are people scared if he is ol.We want to knw if the engen pulling us is in good order.

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  16. 16 flag squatty

    quesionner…. which article of the constitution are you referring to? be factual when dealing with matters of law plse.

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  17. 17 flag malyamungu

    If the guy is ok,fine,but we still need him to tell us that himself.Upnd does not wish him dead,but they have every reason beyond doubt that the man may have a mental dis-order.Asking for a medical check doesnt really say one wants Sata to die but because he is too into hiding.

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    1. 17.1 flag Disaster Stadium Kambwili

      lol….

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  18. 18 flag Pumbwe

    How about Bana HH ???Is she back from Guwahati,India where she went for medical check up due to her non-stop menstrual P’s.

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    1. 18.1 flag Disaster Stadium Kambwili

      Is she the President???????

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  19. 19 flag maambo

    Iwas so happy when i saw the predos SATA and RB. CHATING AFTER B.Y. MALILO. I SO MY PRESIDO DIRECT NOT BOZA YAMENE TIMAMBVELA PA INTERNET ,I WAS IN ZAMBIA 2WEEK ZIMBABWE 3 DAYS NOW HEADING TO SA,THEN GO BACK TO WORK , IN TAILAND,THXS NOT ZWD KALIJOOOOOOOOO.WHERE IS MC WA BWINO LONG TIME?

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  20. 20 flag Hachigabala

    UPND! did you constitute a medical board for mazoka before his death? Didnt he die as up and down president? What benefits did HH and up and down party get fm mazoka’s illness and death? You should have learnt a lesson fm that. As a normal human being your success shouldn’t depend on other pipos sickness or death. This reminds me of a hungry hyena which was following a man thinking the mans arms are about to fall looking at the way he was swinging them. unfortunately for the hyena the man reached the road side with arms intact and jumped on the bus and off he went, the hyena just cried ooooooooh wi ! and collapsed due to hunger. Just work hard for your survival, dont be like hyenas which thinks human beings arms may fall any time to feast on instead of hunting like other animal do.

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    1. 20.1 flag cozmokaojr

      @hachigabala walasa apopene apo walasa

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  21. 21 flag confused.com??

    Shut or put up! who said ruling a nation was a peace of cake?
    Get on with running the country for the benefit of all her citizenry.

    If the president has shown inconsistent mental a ability and agility to run the country then his head is on the line!

    Zambia is bigger than Sata and HH and should be run according to the stipulated rules and guidelines aka ‘The constitution’ which should be defended, protected, cherished by the number one employee (Sata) and above all mandated by the people of the Republic of Zambia. Remember the theme ‘government of the people by the people for the people – therefore government is synonymous with ‘The people’ and the difference is subtle and intrinsic at the same time. ZCTU stay out of it as you are not our lawyer. We don’t need men in skirts…

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  22. 22 flag confused.com??

    … after the …. awaiting moderation
    piece of cake^ shut up or put up^ everything else to the grammar teachers to feast on

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  23. 23 flag malyamungu

    @Squatty,if u have nothing to offer here,shut up.Are you blind not to see the points raised by the questioneir or u just read what u don’t understand.Sata demanded for the same during Levy and the same should be done to him.Do unto others as u wish others to do unto u.Get it in your head.Its sata’s time same as it should be on anyone who behaves like him.Sata was quoted on every media platform were they had space to write about his concerns on almost a daily basis.Infact Mwanawasa’s illness was Sata’s joy.Who is Sata not to be challenged when great men of all time were challenged.Let him eat his own vomit.Rubish

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  24. 24 flag Decotexx

    Useless bootlicker. The man is nowhere to be seen. Sneaks out of the country without telling the nation. The army sorrounds state house for no reason! The man does not address the nation even when he is expected to. The man fails to attend regional meetings regularly. WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE TO DO? UPND means well for the nation. Zambia feels like a disfunctional family with sata at the helm.

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  25. 25 flag Jones Love

    I Think your president has Cancer and doing radiotherapy. He wont X-ray and likes politics. His thousands of cigarretes he use to smoke and sniff canabis made him ill but he will still finish his two terms as the cancer he has takes a long time to kill someone.

    Just like that people can think someone is trying to kill president when they get sick by themselves. People live with secrets ailing yet living normally and hoping to grow into old men.

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  26. 26 flag Pumpe

    Let Sata agree to do the medicals. If he’s okay he will sham them. No need to fear or start fidgeting whenever there such calls

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  27. 27 flag Mpangula Mputyu aka TeamDoraPetauke2013

    Zambians Sata claimed Political capital from demanding the same on Levy. Today we the employers of SATA demand the same ati iyo.

    Hikaumba u should be pre-occupied with seeing that the PF govt., pays civil servants the salary increment as promised.

    Hikaumba when an employee is on sick leave, they inform the employers about it and produce a sick note on return. Fuseki u have failed to improve workers conditions naka Roy Mwaba now u supporting sick SATA.

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  28. 28 flag ba wiso

    tamulala nokulala ba ****** pali SATA amichita ishi?let him finish want he has started,party like UPND better u do something else otherwise waiting sata to die its futile.

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    1. 28.1 flag matipa

      whether you believe it or not, sata’s days are very few mwana. so the earlier you start adjusting your bruised ego and start accepting reality the better. do not suffer from an after shock. those closer to him have given signals why are you failing to read the writing on the wall? very dull chap

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  29. 29 flag dudelove

    My dog mated with the neighbour’s female dog today. I think it’s pregnant. When it gives birth, thats the next time we’re seeing the president in public again or on TV or the papers. Hope you had a good look at him or better still took photos. Even bears are envious of his hibernating skills. I picture him moving around state house everyday in a bathrobe, going in the kitchens and sitting on the counter watching the cooks and dissing the ones from Chipata while on the outside bene Kabimba and the rest run wild and free. So for some people to justify why the president has failed to act presidential by at least holding a press conference like any normal president and only lights up when Mugabe is in town truly baffles me. Like it or not, state house is his retirement home.

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  30. 30 flag nshilimubemba

    Don’t opposition have any good thing to offer to people that will make them popular ,this is how you prove that no one of them have the capacity to unseat this president , surely he has no challenge these are all boys who luck what it takes

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  31. 31 flag Zed@crossroad

    ZCTU is like a snake without a head. Hikaumba and gang has out lived their usefulness at ZCTU.
    They (ZCTU leadership) called for medical examination of the Late mwanawasa, MHSRIP, at that time. Hikaumba and gang, why can not you just resign so that we can try another group!

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  32. 32 flag brian chilala

    This Hikaumba boy has been given brown envelope again. Hes there to eat, u cnt bite the finger that caresses you! His ignorant abt the zambian law, another typical winter kabimba the so called who neva won a case

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  33. 33 flag What a life!!

    THE UPND IS STILL BITTER AND FULL OF JELOUSY.THE PRESIDENT IS NOT SICK AS THEY WANT HIM TO BE.THE MAN IS STILL FIT TO LEAD THE COUNTRY.HH IS THE ONE WHO IS SICK IN THE HEAD.LET THEM CONSTITUTE A TEAM OF METAL HEALTH DOCTORS AND EXAMINE HH FIRST BEFORE THEY EXAM SATA. THIS BITTERNESS WILL CONSUME UPND. HH WILL NEVER RULE ZAMBIA AS LONG AS THE UPND DONT TALK ABOUT REAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES.!! UPND HAS NO DIRECTION AND NO DEVELOPMENT PLANS!!

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  34. 34 flag Zambians??

    What happens if he is proved to be not healthy? What does the constitution say? Why didn’t such people say anything when Mwanawasa was sick? Let the opposition focus their effort on things that a developmental.

    However, the president should update people what he is doing or what is happening in the nation. Hiding and saying he is busy working will not be appreciated if he does not explain to the electorates.

    By the way, is Shibuyunji district in Zambia?

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  35. 35 flag chika

    Dear God please am tired of reading and hearing all this hurt from these people .Please if possible take me away from this earth together with my family coz i know will be very safe in your hands.

    Amen

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    1. 35.1 flag Wei

      Go alone by spouse & children

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  36. 36 flag The London Eye

    The question about the president’s health has invaded Zambia like a plague and surprisingly senior cabinet ministers are leading the debate because they have vital inside information and they are just short of revealing the truth. However, this debate will not go on for much longer because soon and very soon the truth will be laid bare for all to see.

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    1. 36.1 flag The London Eye

      LT, Thank you, at last you have the right flag for me after so many months of displaying the USA flag. In fact I have never been to the USA.

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  37. 37 flag SGT GUNDUZANI

    This call is as a result of GBM/SAMPA/KABIMBA fighting for the top position. How can that be possible when Sata is still President and healthy as asserted by Hikaumba?

    When you see siblings fighting for inheritance even when its claimed their father is well, won’t interested parties be wrong to ask doctors to move in to verify in order to pacify the home and the village?

    Sata has been making countless un accounted for trips abroad allegedly for medical reasons, the people, his employers want to know his health status,not via TV cameras but via stethoscopes.

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  38. 38 flag Dim Wit

    HH is behind these calls and this is how a politician becomes irrelevant!
    Wise people don’t talk I’ll about the perceived illness of anyone in public especially when the concerned person has not gone public about their illness.
    The constitution only calls for this when the incumbent is incapacitated.
    Is there something HH and group see that we don’t see?
    What I see is that HH has alienated himself from the president because of his careless utterances. He will be turned down every time he requests to meet the president in person. He should have been wise from the beginning.

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