President Michael Sata is tomorrow expected in Kapiri Mposhi district where he is scheduled to address three public rallies to drum-up support for ruling PF candidate Eddie Musonda in the 23rd April Kapiri Mposhi constituency by-elections.
According to the program released to ZANIS by Kapiri Mposhi District Commissioner, Beatrice Sikazwe today, Mr Sata will arrive in Kapiri Mposhi at 09:05 hours at Ngabwe where he is expected to pay a courtesy call on Chief Ngabwe and later on hold a political rally at Ngabwe Basic School.
Mr Sata will then proceed to Liombe where he will address a rally after paying a courtesy call on Senior Chief Chipepo of the Lenje people.
The President will later at 16:00 hours address a public rally at Kapiri Mposhi Town Center ground.
He is expected to depart for Lusaka at 17:00 hours.
The Kapiri Mposhi constituency by-election was necessitated after the Supreme Court nullification of Lawrence Zimba (MMD) as area Member of Parliament following a successful appeal by PF losing candidate, Eddie Musonda.
Mr Zimba has since been adopted by the opposition UPND to re-contest the seat while UNIP has fielded Francis Mwape.
Meanwhile, an officer from State House security personnel, which was First-Lady Christian Kaseba’s advance part to Kitwe, has died after their vehicle overturned along the Kitwe-Ndola dual carriageway.
The officer identified as superintendent Electra Hamwata died on the spot in the accident that happed around 16:00 hours near Zamtan area in Kitwe.
Ms Hamwata was with two others people identified as Aaron Sikalumbi and Charles Palati in a Nissan Hard Body, which travelling to Kitwe as an advance part to Dr Kaseba.
Dr Kaseba was in Kitwe for the burial of her late aunt Ruth Mwape Gondwe who was put to rest at Chingola Road cemetery in Kitwe.
Copperbelt police commanding officer Mary Tembo was not readily available to comment by press time.
But Dr Kaseba during church service of her late aunt shed tears as she confirmed the death of Ms Hamwata.
Dr Kaseba said the deceased officer was initially supposed to have travelled to Chipata in Eastern Province for other duties but opted to travel to Kitwe as she had personally known the first-lady’s late aunt.
She said it was while coming to Kitwe that she was involved in the accident which claimed her life.