Monday, March 4, 2024

The Weekend in Pictures: Africa Freedom day

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President Michael Sata shakes hands with former Republican president Rupiah Banda at the commemoration of Africa Freedom Day at the freedom statue in Lusaka
President Michael Sata shakes hands with former Republican president
Rupiah Banda at the commemoration of Africa Freedom Day at the freedom
statue in Lusaka

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President Michael Sata  goes to lay a wreath at the freedom statue in Lusaka on Sunday
President Michael Sata goes to lay a wreath at the freedom
statue in Lusaka on Sunday

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President Michael Sata lays a wreath at the freedom statue in Lusaka.
President Michael Sata lays a wreath at the freedom statue in Lusaka.

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President Michael Sata kisses the hand of Vatican Ambassador to Zambia Julio Murat during the commemoration of Africa Freedom Day at the freedom statue in Lusaka.
President Michael Sata kisses the hand of Vatican Ambassador to Zambia
Julio Murat during the commemoration of Africa Freedom Day at the
freedom statue in Lusaka.

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President Michael Sata interacts with heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Zambia at the commemoration of the Africa Freedom Day at the freedom statue in Lusaka
President Michael Sata interacts with heads of diplomatic missions
accredited to Zambia at the commemoration of the Africa Freedom Day at
the freedom statue in Lusaka

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President Michael Sata talks to Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba at the freedom statue in Lusaka
President Michael Sata talks to Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba
at the freedom statue in Lusaka

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Former first ladies Dr Maureen Mwanawasa (left) and Vera Tembo share a light moment at State House
Former first ladies Dr Maureen Mwanawasa (left) and Vera Tembo share a
light moment at State House

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President Michael Sata with Defence minister Edgar Lungu at State House
President Michael Sata with Defence minister Edgar Lungu at State
House

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Former President Rupiah Banda talks to Lusaka Mayor Mulenga Sata at the freedom statue
Former President Rupiah Banda talks to Lusaka Mayor Mulenga Sata at
the freedom statue

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PFormer President Rupiah Banda (right) talks to Lusaka Mayor Mulenga Sata (left) as Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini and Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda look on at the freedom statue.
PFormer President Rupiah Banda (right) talks to Lusaka Mayor Mulenga
Sata (left) as Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini and
Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda look on at the freedom statue.

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President Michael Sata honours Justine Muwana with the President's Medal for Gallantry at the investiture ceremony at State House
President Michael Sata honours Justine Muwana with the President’s
Medal for Gallantry at the investiture ceremony at State House

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Patriotic Front Secretary General Winter Kabimba  and Northern Province Minister Freedom Sikazwe  on arrival at Luwingu where Mr. Kabimba first addressed a mammoth rally at President’s Park before officiating at the district conference. Looking on is Lupososhi Member of Parliament Lazarous Chungu
Patriotic Front Secretary General Winter Kabimba and Northern Province Minister Freedom Sikazwe on arrival at Luwingu where Mr. Kabimba  addressed a mammoth rally at President’s Park before officiating at the district conference. Looking on is Lupososhi Member of Parliament Lazarous Chungu

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Patriotic Front Secretary General Winter Kabimba with  MP Musonda Mpankata before addressing a mammoth rally at President’s Park in Luwingu district.Mr. Kabimba was in Luwingu to officiate at the district conference
Patriotic Front Secretary General Winter Kabimba with MP Musonda Mpankata before addressing a mammoth rally at President’s Park in Luwingu district.Mr. Kabimba was in Luwingu to officiate at the district conference

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Patriotic Front Secretary General Winter Kabimba poses for a photo with Chief Chungu, Northern Province Minister Freedom Sikazwe PF Chairman Peter Mwansa and Luwingu district offcials at the palace. Mr. Kabimba  addressed a mammoth rally at President’s Park
Patriotic Front Secretary General Winter Kabimba poses for a photo with Chief Chungu, Northern Province Minister Freedom Sikazwe PF Chairman Peter Mwansa and Luwingu district offcials at the palace. Mr. Kabimba addressed a mammoth rally at President’s Park

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President Michael Sata shakes hands with Roy Chileshe after honouring him with the Grand Commander of the Companion Order of Freedom during the investiture ceremony at State House in Lusaka
President Michael Sata shakes hands with Roy Chileshe after honouring
him with the Grand Commander of the Companion Order of Freedom during
the investiture ceremony at State House in Lusaka

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President Michael Sata honours Frank Mulenga with the Grand Commander of the Companion Order of Freedom during the investiture ceremony at State House in Lusaka
President Michael Sata honours Frank Mulenga with the Grand Commander
of the Companion Order of Freedom during the investiture ceremony at
State House in Lusaka

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President Michael Sata honours Veronica Mumba with the Grand Commander of the Companion Order of Freedom during the investiture ceremony at State House in Lusaka
President Michael Sata honours Veronica Mumba with the Grand Commander
of the Companion Order of Freedom during the investiture ceremony at
State House in Lusaka

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President Michael Sata shakes hands with Doris Chimanyika after honouring her with the Grand Commander of the Companion Order of Freedom during the investiture ceremony at State House in Lusaka
President Michael Sata shakes hands with Doris Chimanyika after
honouring her with the Grand Commander of the Companion Order of
Freedom during the investiture ceremony at State House in Lusaka

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Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda and Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini cut a cake on behalf of President Michael Sata during the commemoration of the Africa Freedom Day at State House
Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda and Speaker of the National
Assembly Patrick Matibini cut a cake on behalf of President Michael
Sata during the commemoration of the Africa Freedom Day at State House

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President Michael Sata poses for a group photograph with those honoured during the investiture ceremony at State House in Lusaka on Sunday
President Michael Sata poses for a group photograph with those
honoured during the investiture ceremony at State House in Lusaka on Sunday

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President Michael Sata talks to Veronica Tembo, who was honoured with the Grand Commander of the Companion Order of Freedom as he interacted with those honoured during an investiture ceremony at State House.
President Michael Sata talks to Veronica Tembo, who was honoured with
the Grand Commander of the Companion Order of Freedom as he interacted
with those honoured during an investiture ceremony at State House.

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Former first ladies Vera Tembo (left) and Dr Maureen Mwanawasa leave State House grounds after the investiture ceremony in Lusaka
Former first ladies Vera Tembo (left) and Dr Maureen Mwanawasa leave
State House grounds after the investiture ceremony in Lusaka

45 COMMENTS

  1. I doubt if our president will be with us in 2016, he had finished!

    Anyway, it is nature-the old must give way to the new, God created thing that way.

    • True…………………………pf will attack you for that instead of praying for him. they are clowns… chimbwili, ….. kamimbya……. Gbm………mmemumembe will take over. gEorge chellar

    • Pic 12 After giving President Sata a hectic schedule that would hasten his demise he went to campaign for himself in Luwingu

    • @ Maharaji … its kind of painful to see Winter Kabimba getting in full campaign mode at a time when our president is having health issue, i hope he will fully recover and fire Kabimba. Winter seems to be having hidden agendas and wishing the president bad….. someone should stop him campaign

      Not long ago he was in Kasama to told people there to prepare for a by-election… which by-election???

    • Ba Kateka baleumfwisha uluse mwe. God help our president sure. Meanwhile wizard Kabimba is busy campaigning for himself in the name of party mobilization. He knows what is happening at plot 1.

  2. How fit is the President ? Look at his hands Pic 7 and 17. So pale and feeble! Lets all pray for him at least to finish his term .

    • I am a staunch believer in MCS as President, however these pictures are more than a thousand words. Kateka is ailing and needs a lot of rest. Let him survive up to 2016 and he should definately not stand. This man is in very poor health and needs looking after.
      Ba Kaseba, stop gallavanting and look after your hubby so that he can finish his term. God bless you MIcheal Chilufya Sata.
      Politically Micheal should start himself facing reality and helping in setting the stage for the PF beyond him. It cannot be Mulenga Sata as most tribes will not allow family or tribe hegemony. If people were fair and wise they would all be galvanising around Given Lubinda, now that would be a fair and good choice for the Zambians as well as for PF.

  3. Anyone who still thinks Sata is in good health needs to have their head checked.
    These pictures clearly show rapid deterioration compared to those taken a fortnight ago. It’s time to pray for him and allow him enough bed rest and may his wife stop her celebrity globe-trotting adventures and be at his bedside. That is what all loving wives do.

    • I never thought Dr.Kaseba was selfish but is disheartening to see her globe trotting while the husband languishes under the clutches of the ‘cartel’.Its like the benefits of being First lady are too good and she would rather keep her sickly husband as president.In the meantime he and the Zambian economy are deteriorating.The Pilot of the plane is down let someone else take over lets the whole plane crushes into the ocean.

    • @Ex-moma, what is that of crushing planes kaili. Itss better for Kaseba to stay away, its sad to be having sleepless nights with someone uletete.

    • This globe trotting is meant to give the impression that all is well pa plot 1 as per their usual assertion.

  4. Kabimba gave himself a permit to hold a rally? Shame on ZP! Others are not even allowed to greet people on the street ati public order Act my @$$

  5. The vultures in PF are not doing the President any favours by insisting he’s fit and forcing him to make painful public appearances.

    • That is not strange. Remember what ka Mulongoti used to say each time Levy was in hopsital in the UK? He would say the man is jogging and yet he was dying. These politicians are vultures. i can assure you they are busy consulting all sorts of sangomas to make their boss well so they can continue looting Zambia but unfortunately, only God decides.

  6. Looking at these pictures, I feel so sad about Mr Sata’s condition. It can’t be easy for him. Those close to him must advise and let the man rest so that he can recover. But if they deny that he’s sick, how can the nation pray for him? What’s more shocking is that his wife is medical doctor but she’s trying to maximize on the time she has left to globe trek. It will end sooner or later, take a good look at Vera and Maureen, you’ll soon join them.

  7. Picture 2 niKaya-kaya…picture 8…LT, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves! You make the president look like he’s being sent to prison with those cops behind him.

  8. People let’s face it, you dont need a specialized doctor to tell you that the president is not well. It is all over the walls in black and white. The man looks sicker than Levy used to look. The best we can do is to pray for him and at same time, let him step down and pave way for a younger energetic leader to take zambia forward.

  9. Where are bloggers ‘C5’, ‘One’ Masumba’ & ‘judy’?
    What are they saying about today’s pictures? Yesterday they called everyone who held different views from theirs a hater, how’s it today?

  10. Vera Tembo is a pretty woman, Fredrick Chiluba made a good choice. You look so peaceful at long last – the shame of unceremonious divorce is over now. Its time to celebrate. May the soul of those who wrongfully accused you rest in peace while the merciful God sets a table for you to enjoy the harvest you saw. It is rewarding to be a mother hee!

    Maureen Mwanawasa is an intelligent chick.

  11. @Dekenzia, useless contribution and out of topic! Can’t you see the Vera is becoming grey in colour? I agree about Maureen though pretty and intelligent!

  12. And his dressers of all the suits they could choose from, they select the neckless one, one which makes his frail-ness stand out, with the sticky neck protruding. Bad handlers, they need to be dismissed.

    This is karma… Mr Sata used to make fun of his predecessor Levy and laugh his illness. He is luck no opposition leader is making a party out of his illness.

    D@mn Chi Versa looks like she is having fun with big tooth gap smile, LOL. Good for her.

  13. People need to forgive the president for the insults against Mazoka, Mwanawasa, George Kunda etc. He was wrong but saying bad things about him in this time of great need is equally not right. Pray for him!

  14. Pic 10,RB giving wise advice to mulenga sata not to continue allowing the cartel over stretch the president,RB told mulenga that as the eldest son he should man up to protect his father from further public embarrassment especially his court appearance.

  15. It is true our president looks unwell. He needs a lot of bed rest. he should have learnt a
    lesson from the former and late President of RSA Nelson Mandela.

    • Please do not mention Mandela and Sata in the same sentence in whatever circumstances and for whatever comparison. It is an insult.

  16. What ever goes around comes around. There should be a lot to be though we might claim to forgive. What have we learnt as nation from all the name callings, wanting to vote only on tribal lines and all the sort. The people behind the president are all the People´s Faults, the man is not ok and it is not only now as it has been like that for some time now. What are they trying to mislead the nation for?
    I feel for my mother land and it is my hope and prayer that whatever might come up, peace will be restored and be the order of the day.

  17. SATA IS A GOOD LEADER. BUT NOW HE IS SICK AND NEEDS TO REST. LETS BE HONEST. OUR OLD MAN LOOKS SICK. WE ALL HAVE HAD RELATIVES WHO HAVE BEEN SICK AND ARE STILL SICK NOW. WE KNOW HOW A SICK PERSON LOOKS LIKE. FOR THE GOOD OF HIS HEALTH AND HIS FAMILY I THINK MCS SHOULD REST. WE ARE HAPPY HE HAS DONE US PROUD. BUT TO SEE HIM GO DOWN LIKE THIS IS NOT FAIR, IT’S NOT RIGHT AT ALL. PLEASE MR PRESIDENT REST. STEP DOWN AND RELAX. ENJOY YOUR LAST DAYS. NOT LIKE THIS. THIS LOOKS LIKE ADULT MALNUTRITION. WITH BAGGY-PANTS-APPEARANCE OF MARASMUS. PLEASE REST SIR.

  18. A lot of bed rest is only in ICU! I read and hear blanket “let’s pray for the president” I hasten to say please be specific about those you are asking since for atheists it doesn’t mean a thing! Just wish him well that he gets better to step down than asking those who do not even believe in prayer or pray with a forked tongue

  19. The big is vividly sick, the trousers are falling. It is not malnutrition but illness! It is only the big head that has remained. The best is for him to step down and rest with hope to recover. But due to greedy and selfishness he cannot do that….this is african mentallity for you.

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