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Sata irks chiefs in Mambwe

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PF Leader Michael Sata

CHIEFS in Mambwe district have advised the Patriotic Front leader, Michael Sata, to swallow his pride and apologise for comparing them and their subjects to animals.

The chiefs have also advised Mr Sata to apologise to President Banda.
Chief Jumbe said the Chipata-Mfuwe road which Mr Sata is referring to as being favored at the expense of other roads has been an issue since independence.

The chief said in an interview yesterday that it is unfortunate for someone who is aspiring to be a leader of the nation to utter such retrogressive remarks.

“Mr Sata should humble himself and swallow the words because traditional rulers who reside here where the road will be constructed are upset with him for comparing them to animals, it is unacceptable,” Chief Jumbe said.

He said the tarring of the Chipata-Mfuwe road which President Banda commissioned was an issue even in President Mwanawasa’s Government.

The traditional leader said what the incumbent President is doing is fulfilling President Levy Mwanawasa’s promise of giving the people of Mambwe a good road.

“The late President said the road will be constructed and that is what I can remember. It is very unfortunate that Mr Sata can go as far as calling us animals when there are chiefs here who have been crying for this road,” he said.

Chief Jumbe said the road being constructed is not for President Banda but for the people who live there.
He said it is important for the opposition leaders to give credit where it is due and not to criticise unnecessarily.

“The opposition leaders are there for checks and balances and not to issue baseless attacks where one is doing a commendable job,” Chief Jumbe said.
He said a good road is key to national development and that the construction of the road will help boost economic activities in Mambwe.

And Chief Mukanya described Mr Sata’s remarks as retrogressive to national development.
He said Mr Sata should know that thousands of people reside in Mambwe and not just animals.
The chief said the subjects will be scared of Mr Sata because his remarks are a clear indication that he does not regard them as people.

“We doubt if Mr Sata can remember us if he happens to be President of this nation because he does not respect people,” Chief Mukanya said.
He said the best thing the PF leader should do is to apologise.

“I wonder if Mr Sata knows this place where we live and what we go through just to reach our chiefdoms,” Chief Mukanya said.

But Mr Sata said he will only apologise when the Katete-Chadiza road is commissioned.
Mr Sata said many of the roads in Eastern province have not been worked on for many years and that it is only cardinal that Government shared the money equitably to benefit other roads.

“I am willing to apologise when they commission the Katete – Chadiza road because it connects many parts of the province and people living there want to see the road in a good state,” he said.

Mr Sata said in an interview yesterday that the people living along the Katete-Chadiza road have been complaining about the poor state of the road.

Apart from the chiefs, the MMD in Eastern Province has demanded an apology from Mr Sata for saying that President Banda has favoured the construction of the Chipata-Mfuwe road which leads to a game park where animals live at the expense of equal development of all provinces.

Zambia Daily Mail

55 COMMENTS

  1. Sata should seriously consider keeping quite at times. I doubt if he will ever be President of Zambia coz he talks even where not necessary. It is not painful to give credit where it belongs, in this case Banda deserves some. As much as we know that he is not a good President, he is trying to do a good job at times / in some parts of the country.
    Sata should just do some charity work and forget about politics besides he is just too old and its not good for his health.

  2. Sata should seriously consider doing charity work, politics are not good for him/his health. He is too old and should be an example to young ones.He never sees anything good in pipo that oppose him or that are not in the same boat with him. What Banda has done is a good thing and should be given some credit.
    Sata will never be President if Zambia coz he barks a lot and pipo lose respect and cannot vote for him.

  3. Is it only me or this statement is being deliberately taken out of context by the chiefs to gain political milegage,for their son Bwezani.This is cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Sata said the road leads to Mfuwe were animals live. So with my simple grade 5 knowledge of Social Studies and English i find my chief Jumbe to be out on a mission of destruction. Sata didnt say the ones who will be using the road are animals but that this very road leads to a game park/resort area where since time immemorial KK and other presidents have been having their holidays. we all know where Mfuwe is and in our time if you mention the word Mfuwe, it meant a holiday. so ba chief if you want me to forsake your good leadership continue with such sentiments. Mind you Eastern Province has many roads which are in much more mess than the Mfuwe road.

  5. Chiefs have started campaigning. 2010 is the year to watch….more deaths are likely this year especially high profile ones..

  6. As we approach 2011, things looks like getting taugher and taugher, the fearless and best known opposition politician in Zambia Mr Sata starts showing his true fearless colours,towards these regionalised politics of poor zambia. sure its said if you cant win them join them, come on chiefs get on board, Lamba chiefs noise over Namulambe dissmisal, bemba chiefs thru B.L.E noise over sata vs chitimukulu, Lozi chiefs vs RB, now its Mambwe chiefs vs Sata, What next?

  7. #7 I think you are mistaken, there are no Mambwe chiefs in Eastern province but in the Northern province district of Mbala. Mambwe is the name of a district in Eastern province. Given that Mfuwe is an important tourist destination in Zambia and given that we are trying to boost our tourism revenues is not prudent for the government to ensure that the roads in the district are in a good condition?

  8. Could I get it that LT has blown this out of proportion to discredit Sata? did I hear someone say LT is anti-Sata? check what they report on Sata all the time…reading thru the story I cant see anything disrespectful…is it not just logical that RB should not start with the road heading to where animals live when there are better options? LT please report fairly before TATULAMIBWELAMO….NALEKA!!

  9. #4. Sata says he will only apologise when the Chadiza-Katete road is commissioned. If you are intelligent enough, you would infer that indeed Sata likened these people to animals…
    Its not the first time Sata has used such derogatory words. He likened the Ila people of Southern province to dogs, he likened the Kaondes of NW province to buttocks, Mwanawasa to a Cabbage etc the list is endless…

  10. I didn’t read where Sata said all this stuff but I think he can’t talk against such development. He must have been misquoted. The South Luangwa national park is a world reknown park which harbours plenty species of animals, woodland, bird species. The road to this park is an eyesore making the only best way to reach the place being by air. Now if you understand tourism you will realise that most tourist are overlanders who move in trucks from South Africa through Zambia to Kenya or vice versa. These people cant visit this park with the state of the road. Is the money for Tourism for RB?? lets be more objective. Livingstone is getting a face lift with the roads, why doesn’t Sata complain? Is it because RB is not Tonga?…

  11. #12 you have hit the nail on the head. It looks like Satan speaks then he thinks. Surely even if you hate somebody, when he launches development like the road that will increase the number of tourists you complain, then you dont know whats good for the country. Tourism is one sector where Zambia can mint money but no Sata doesnt like it. I wonder what type of leader he would make if he went into plot 1. These are some of the reason he will never enter plot 1.

  12. Could I get it that LT has blown this out of proportion to discredit Sata? did I hear someone say LT is anti-Sata? check what they report on Sata all the time…reading thru the story I cant see anything disrespectful…is it not just logical that RB should not start with the road heading to where animals live when there are better options? LT please report fairly before TATULAMIMWENAMO….NALEKA!!

  13. I concur with 12 and 13. Those animals that live in the park are a resource for Zambia just like copper or cobalt or our arable land. Luangwa national park is featured in many articles on tourism in Africa as well as in many documentaries on wildlife such as a recent one aired by the BBC on hippos. All this means that the park can create revenue for the whole country not just the people living there. Sata’s myopicness prevents him from analysing these facts and is yet another example amongst many of why we as a country can not allow him to be our next president.

  14. Sata says whatever comes into his head good or bad. Being in opposition doesn’t mean that you have to oppose everything done by the government. RB is quite lousy to say the least but at times lets not just oppose for the sake of it. I only hope Zedian is right when he suggests Sata could have been misquoted though I doubt it.

  15. That’s a silly comment from an opposition political leader. Not all roads can be commissioned at the same time. He is the same man criticizing the government for lack of infra-structure in the country. The president commissions a road and that in the eyes of a fool is wrong. Let’s commend the government where they have done a good job and request it to urgently look at other roads as well. I don’t see anything wrong with choosing to construct the Chipata-Mfuwe Road as it is in the interest of national development. South Luangwa National Park has one of the best safaris in africa, so the raod is good for our toursim sector.

    Go on Banda and construct more infra-structure.

    Daniel

  16. # 11,12&13 mwaiyasa nondo muliso (hit the nail on head) this man cannot be a president of this country called Zambia. Thank God 2011 elections are nearly two years away.People will have enough time to know the leaders from their daily utterances and insults. We need change, but not for the worst.

  17. VERY PETTY Chiefs in our country. This roads leads to the game park where animals live so what is all this non-sense.
    These Chiefs should know that a game park or reserve is for animals and not people apart from the tourists and staff so SHUT-IT.

  18. Sata has a point.Let RB tar a road that connects many areas other than one that takes to animals.Face it, how many Zambians ever to see wildlife that side apart from RB and his gang?Let that old playboy put the interests of the majority of his kinsmen before his own!

  19. Sata is right. The chiefs missed Sata’s point of view. There many roads in the country that are being ignored like the Mongu-Kalabo Road, Choma-Namwala Road, Mutanda-Chavuma Road, Kasama-Mporokoso Road, etc. Why does RB always have to start with projects in eastern province? Money from tourism? Who sees it? It ends up being stolen by the same gang of thieves in government.

  20. Iam not shocked.I know Sata inside out when it comes to outrageous outbursts.One thing he does not realise is an enemy of himself.I did my juniour at Mambwe High Sch(then Jumbe and newly commissioned by JICA).Mambwe has four Kunda Chiefs:Jumbe,Mnkhanya(And not Mukanya as LT put it),Senior Chief Nsefu and Kakumbi which lies mostly in game mgt areas.Having classmates who used to come from Chief Kakumbi and their narrations of how difficulty it was to travel from mfuwe to Jumbe (Mambwe) was really sad and terrifying.It is normal for people to die of curable disease cos they cant easily make it from Mnkhanya/kakumbi to Kamoto Mission Hosp.Tourists are well cartered for cos from Mfuwe Airport to the Lodges is all tarred but locals are not.

  21. # 14

    Daily we keep seeing perverted Sata heinously insulting Zambians who don’t endorse his circus politics of insults and regionalism.The PF fragrance for politics of insults must have a limit otherwise; PF risk remaining a life time circus in the Zambian politics. The Post editorial below by Mmembe and his team is spot on. We can only say thanks Kennedy for the retention.

  22. Below is an editorial comment from the Weekly Post edition of September 17-23, 1993:
    For those people who think the Weekly Post devotes too many of its column inches to reporting on the misdeeds of ministers, politicians, prominent citizens and other so-called “leaders”, the venom of the notorious snake Michael “King Cobra” Sata at the International Airport last week should surely show that our reporting is justified.

  23. Men like Sata who are appointed to high office are quick to call themselves leaders; they quickly justify their use of expensive motor vehicles, their need for expensive foreign travel(Sata travelled first class on British Airways at the expense of the Zambian taxpayer) and the right to be called “Honourable”.

  24. They quickly justify becoming bullies.The behaviour of Sata last week, first reported by the Sunday Times of Zambia (whose editors were unfortunately too shy to reveal the name of this dangerous and foolish minister), merely confirms yet again what the Weekly Post has said about Sata all along.

  25. He is an embarrassment to himself, to his office, his constituents, his party, his president, his government and, above all, to his country.Contrary to the view of some people, the Weekly Post does not create trouble for Sata – he creates it for himself.If Michael Sata was a mad man roaming the street, his behaviuor might be tolerated.Children might taunt him; people might laugh at him and keep their distance while walking past him, but the Weekly Post reporters would not waste their time covering his activities.

  26. However, the difference with Sata is that he is a Cabinet minister, a “leader” holding one of the topmost posts in the country, and he should not behave like a mad man and expect to get away with it – as he so often has.A leader means just that: a person who leads others.In the case of a Zambian cabinet minister he or she is a leader of the citizens of Zambia.Such a person must be an inspiration, politically, morally, intellectually.

  27. In short, they should set an example for others.How would the Zambian government have reacted if Sata’s behaviour had been that of a white South African Cabinet minister who had shouted abuse at black Zambians.Stan Kristafor, we were told by the president, was fired for hurling racist comments.Will Sata also be fired for hurling racist comments at Nikki Roberts, a coloured British Airways official based in Lusaka.

  28. The Weekly Post, “the eyes and ears of the people,” to use Chiluba’s own words – has called for Sata’s removal from the Cabinet long ago, not out of malice, but because we don’t believe this man’s disgraceful conduct has any place in the new, democratic political culture for which the people of this country so craved.But, now it is not Sata who should be blamed, but the man who appoints him.President Chiluba’s conscious decision to keep Sata in the Cabinet can only mean that the President approves of his foolish and contemptible behaviour and that he wishes other citizens to emulate Sata’s leadership.

  29. The MMD manifesto clearly states that Chiluba will “hold himself responsible for the actions of his ministers”.“Why else would he appoint the man a leader”?If any further evidence were needed, Chiluba’s failure yet again to take action against Sata, shows just how politically feeble the man has become.If “Cobra” Sata is so precious that the president cannot bring himself to sack him, at least he could do us a favour and cage this dangerous serpent so that any further harm and embarrassment can be avoided.

  30. If the president doesn’t act, sooner or later people may decide to deal with “King Cobra” in the same fashion as they deal with ordinary snakes that slither into their backyards.The Weekly Post saw through Mr Sata as far back as 16 years ago.

    Were they wrong? Do Mr Sata’s attacks on Dr Kaunda and President Banda surprise anyone?

  31. The Weekly Post saw through Mr Sata’s insanity as far back as 16 years ago.

    Were they wrong? Do Mr Sata’s attacks on Zambians in Southern province, NorthWestern, Western, Eastern, Dr Kaunda and President Banda surprise anyone? Look again what the post wrote and know about Sata.

  32. This article is an excerpt from the Zambia Daily Mail (“We Serve the Nation with Fear and Favour”). It is, therefore, a waste of time to comment on a story that is obviously twisted to discredit Sata.

  33. Veteran / Senior Citizen (aka BK), are you going to survive with this kind of endless blogging up to 2011? The same stuff copied over and over from one article to another? Do you even dream of anything other than Sata when you go to sleep?

  34. Veteran /Senior Citizen Aka BK cyber propaganda for MMD your days are numbered and ZNBC will not employ you again. #40 it is the same stuff and I just wonder whether he has time to his family or sleep when ever he hears the name Sata. Who really benefit from Mfuwe?

  35. The Weekly Post Zambia say Sata has xenophobia in his blood and spirit.They started calling and asking in 1993 till the 2006 and i quote ‘Will Sata also be fired for hurling racist comments at Nikki Roberts, a coloured British Airways official based in Lusaka”.

  36. flag
    Veteran says:
    January 5, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    His image builders The Post writes, “Sata is an embarrassment to himself, to his office, his constituents, his party, his president, his government and, above all, to his country.Contrary to the view of some people, the Weekly Post does not create trouble for Sata – he creates it for himself”.If Michael Sata was a mad man roaming the street, his behaviuor might be tolerated.Children might taunt him; people might laugh at him and keep their distance while walking past him, but the Weekly Post reporters would not waste their time covering his activities.

  37. His image builders The Post writes, “Sata is an embarrassment to himself, to his office, his constituents, his party, his president, his government and, above all, to his country.Contrary to the view of some people, the Weekly Post does not create trouble for Sata – he creates it for himself”.If Michael Sata was a mad man roaming the street, his behavior might be tolerated.Children might taunt him; people might laugh at him and keep their distance while walking past him, but the Weekly Post reporters would not waste their time covering his activities.

  38. The Weekly Post, has called for Sata’s removal from the Cabinet long ago, not out of malice, but because we don’t believe this man’s disgraceful conduct has any place in the new, democratic political culture for which the people of this country so craved.But, now it is not Sata who should be blamed, but the man who appoints him.President Chiluba’s conscious decision to keep Sata in the Cabinet can only mean that the President approves of his foolish and contemptible behaviour and that he wishes other citizens to emulate Sata’s leadership.

  39. The Weekly Post, we don’t believe this man’s disgraceful conduct has any place in the new, democratic political culture for which the people of this country so craved.President Chiluba’s conscious decision to keep Sata in the Cabinet can only mean that the President approves of his foolish and contemptible behaviour and that he wishes other citizens to emulate Sata’s leadership.

  40. The Weekly Post wrote, If “Cobra” Sata is so precious that the president cannot bring himself to sack him, at least he could do us a favour and cage this dangerous serpent so that any further harm and embarrassment can be avoided.

  41. Again here we can only remind our kids who were still young that The Weekly Post now Sata’s embattled image builders saw through Mr Sata’s insanity as far back as 16 years ago.Their own editorial comment from the Weekly Post edition of September 17-23, 1993 tells it all:

    Were they wrong? Do Mr Sata’s attacks on Zambians in Southern province, NorthWestern, Western, Eastern, Dr Kaunda and President Banda surprise anyone? Look again what the post wrote and know about Sata.

  42. Veteran … you have surely highjacked the LT blog! Your history lessons do not undo the MMD’s shortcomings. And your boss George Kunda is all out on the campaign trail as if he is not Republican Vice President and Minister of Justice; he has become the self-appointed MMD campaign manager. This is not the way democracy works … democracy is not about individuals; it is about their policy pronouncements. You have become a danger to Zambian democracy.

  43. Satan knows what he said for him to say, he would only apologise if the other road is commissioned. How can you apologise if you are not wrong? Those who are supporting Satan’s comments and behaviour are dangerous and are just like their father Sata. Like father like son. Chimumbwa pala noko pala wiso.

  44. Any one driving on our roads will agree with Sata even if they are MMD. Vehicles are not lasting due to deplorable state of this infrastructure. You overseas dont know what we are going through. We have craters instead of pot holes. Imagine the amount of money the tranport community is paying to government- mini bus daily tax, annual identies, road tax fuel levy etc and nothing to show for it.

  45. But what is suprising here is that people are writting in good english but failing to understand the simplest english term that Sata used to praise the Easterners and that he was on thier side. If you are not an animal why should you get upset? We all know that Sata did not insult any one only that you want to assasnate his charecteristic.But as for me Iam for the Pact.

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