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Opposition political parties heighten demand for information on the President’s health

Headlines Opposition political parties heighten demand for information on the President's health

 

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.

Opposition political parties have demanded that the Patriotic Front government tell the public the true whereabouts of republican president as opposed to hoodwinking people with conflicting half truths.

UPND Deputy Secretary General Kuchunga Simusamba said the PF government have failed to handle issues relating to the president’s health in a transparent manner and resorted to confusing the nation with conflicting statements.

Mr. Simusamba noted that everyone in the country knows the president has some health problems as recent pictures have indicated hence PF should not be hiding behind “working holiday” when the president could have gone to Israel for medical treatment.

Mr. Simusamba questioned why the president had to secretly get out of the country if he was going on working holiday while government officials were telling the nation that their president was still in the nation.

He also noted that it is not a secret that doctors were camped at State House attending to the president hence the PF should stop confusing the public.

He added that Israeli out going President Shimon Peres is not in the country as he is scheduled to meet United States president Barrack Obama therefore will not be meeting President Sata.

Meanwhile MMD National Secretary Muhabi Lungu demanded that republican vice president Dr. Guy Scott gives a formal statement in parliament today on the health of the president as well as inform the nation on the true nature of his visit as opposed to the conflicting statements that are coming from government officials.

Mr Lungu advised the PF government to stop pretending that all is well with the president when the nation is aware that the president is not fine.

“I think rather than us being entertained to half statements or contradictory statements its better that a formal statement should be made in parliament by their vice president; they should be an official statement made in parliament itemizing a number of things; 1, how long the president will be out of the country. 2, whether it is just a working holiday or whether the working holiday has some elements of health nature and obviously we as a party wish well for the president,” said Mr. Lungu.

Mr. Lungu added that the public is entitled to knowing if the president has some health related problems.

90 COMMENTS

  1. Simusamba is very bitter honestly, this is the reason of associating yourself with HH? the one who is confusing yourself is you not the zambian people because they are busy in the markets selling and buying while others are working in companies. Simusamba chil down have a 7up.

    • Sure these guys in UPND are so bitter and the day they will be told SATA has dead there will be massive celebrations in MASAZA.

    • This Govt has brought unprecedented shame upon our nation. Never has a Govt anywhere in the world gone so far in lies to carelessly implicate another sovereign state in such a manner. I really do not think this is the time to be pushing for a medical report into Sata’s health but a time to be demanding for our nation to be returned to the nation and in the hands of sane minds. This is shameful beyond comprehension.

    • THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT SATA IS SICK AND THE BODY IS SLOWLY GIVING UP FUNCTIONING- WHETHER THE SUPPORTERS LIKE IT OR NOT THEIR MAN IS GOING DOWN. PF SHOULD JUST START PREPARING FOR PF WITH WINTER KABIMBA AS PRESIDENT- HE IS ALREADY IN CHARGE AND ENJOYING THE POWER.

    • Ha ha ha ,yaba ! Typical of the opposition in Africa.No issue based politics but rumours and hearsay on a daily basis.Smh

    • Would you say H.E. Charles Katongo was bitter when he challenged VJ to say the truth about the late LPM’s health after the former claimed the president was jogging in London? Ba Charles is leader of the nation and therefore his health is a matter of public concern. If there is nothing to hide why were the two army guards still standing at the front gate of State House on Saturday and Sunday afternoon? Obviously someone lapsed because the president’s departure was already on the radio while the guards were still stationed at State House.

    • Really people! you should have your eyes checked.Even a 4 year old can tell that MCS is an unwell .So lets not downplay his ailment. It appears he is prepared for anything hence leaving the isntruments of power to the most trusted Kabimba

    • people just post condolences messages on sata’s face book page which was last active on June 6th. those presidential guards who never left the gates of state house indicate that sata is still around but in what state?

    • May I have your attention please:

      Nick, lost a lot of weight whilst he wa training for the Boston marathon from 16 stone to almost 12 stone in 8 months.

      My point losing weight is not being sick, it may be because of training or a change in diet and is a healthier living

      Please stop it, and just stop, the president is fine.

      I swear he is fine, this must stop.

      What you see is not what you get always, people

      Thanks

    • Charles Mwango Ukwa Katongo and his wife, Kasebana Fwenkula decided to take a vacation trip to Israel. While they are there, Ukwa passes away. So Dr. Kasebana calls undertaker’s to get him ready for his burial back in the Muchinga. The undertaker says, “Well, if you ship him back to Muchinga cost is $5m but if you want we can bury him here for only $150,000? and he will be among the first to see our Lord Chrst when he “returns”. So Dr. Kasebana says, “well, you know what, am going to have to send him back to Muchinga. I’ll pay the $5m?. The undertaker says, are you sure ma’am? That’s a lot of money to spend surelt!”. Dr Kasebana goes, “Yeah I remember reading a story some man dying here ,2,000 years ago, & being buried. Three days later he rose again from dead. Am not taking that…

    • Folks like Mushota shudder what happens if what they fear most happened. Simply put, Sata will go with the PF to his grave, there ill be no party to talk about.

    • @ Impako & pajanza talk about buying, selling in markets and working in companies let alone bitterness! What on the ground Zambian facts do we have when we are all making comments from comfortable environs where the president can not just up-and-go without peoples knowledge? Guys be real and help better Zambian governance even in a small way!

    • I don’t know if he is sick. Maybe after he pass on, if I will be alive by then, because ufwa tafimba pa c

    • Ba Chanda, strangely its only PF and its cadres that dont know that their leader is not well. I would have to research, but not sure how many previous presidents have taken a months working holiday outside Zambia and at very short notice and abscond from prioe engagements.

    • Sata has done the PF and Zambians at large a “Don’t Kubeba” once again. Leaving the presidency to Kabimba secretly. So the plan was well orchestrated and it has now worked.

    • the should pretending and pray for forgiveness for the lies and ask zambians to pray for sata. simple and straight forward. not what their doing because the know wynter kabimba is not popular among zambians including in PF the put him as acting president so that we are forced to pray that the president returns safely

    • as expected,the party whose leader thrives in taking over from dead pipo is the mountain top spreading falsehoods. who doesnt get sick? the other chimtombwa halenya halenya’s wife was secretly taken to india for medicals,no one made it an issue. The under 5s in opposition must learn to think and think realistically.

  2. The PF cadre govt is still lingering in denial, shocking.
    A reminder to PF failures is that lies have shot legs.

    How long will PF live in denial? Opposition well done, more pressure.

    • Why should we keep on debating Sata absconding almost every other month? He can go rot in Hell.

      Let’s take the bagger out and put in someone that’s healthy.

  3. Well, the main theme and lesson on this topic everywhere you go is that lies are extremely difficult to defend and hide. The current world setup or configuration is not wired for these old 60s cold war tactics of propganda. The world is much more smarter now and our colleagues at Matero University and Kulima Tower school of Intelligence need to revise their syllabus and include the module on Telling the Truth , it is about time.

    • You are scraping the barrel of decency sir.

      You have been told the truth by the statement released by the spokesperson, unless you want lies, the truth has already been told.

      The president is on a working holiday and this is common practice among most civilised nations to produce the pictures after the event has ended.

      Thanks

    • As long as you can show us the work he has done, we have no issues with going on holiday , and please while you are at it , don’t go on holiday in secrecy.

      By the way what work has your president been doing. As far as we are concerned , even the Kaponyas know that their boss has just been sleeping in Statehouse

    • I am not sure why people are saying govt has lied.

      In my view it is still possible that govt is telling the truth. A meeting Shimon Perez does not take years – it takes a few hours. In between times before leaving for US, he will meet the president. They will make some agricultural support arrangements and then leave the details to the technocrats. Our president will then proceed to attend to his health issues while in Israel – then take a long break and rest so that when he is back in Zambia, he will be fresh, healthy and stronger. What is wrong with that?

      Wait until the pictures prove you wrong.

  4. let just wish him wel than start taking thing which are not prograce but the fact is out of the conutry if the former president is nt there thy are so many things he has goin to do.. let love one another.

  5. These Oppositions, why not focus on why Sata left the country with a wrong person, Kabimba? He could has well veto the constitution amendment and give us Guy Scott. Zambians never complained of Edgar Lungu, Ba Chikwanda, they can even respect Shamenda. What the patient did is just to frustrate even people who are praying for him. Even if ni “Fulwe pa kufwa epo apasa umulilo”. Let him get well soon. to come and take care the best country in Africa.

    • The question is was the Presiding in a state fit enough to hand over instruments of power to anyone or have signatures been forged?

  6. I’m aware that President Zuma had a sick leave and it was in the papers. No one was arrested 8r intimidated for discussing his health no not even Malema who wished long suffering. Yesterday the
    Sunday Times states that he may have diabetes and that makes a good cause for prayer. Why are u hiding what’s happening around H.E. Sata? Co

  7. Opposition insisting on knowing the health of the president is secondary matter to job creation and restoration of Zambia from free market ideology to socialism.

    Every body knows that HEMCSata is said to have had prostate cancer and like many of us who have one ailment or another the degree of health is best known by himself as it is personal matter.

    Unless the president fails to discharge duties then opposition can raise alarm.

    • Have you been living under a rock or what? When did you last see the preisident discharging his duties? Africa freedom day was a disaster!! He failed to just drive less than 20 km to open a stadium and you expect him to go thousands of Kilometers and woo rural investers. He failed to cut a national cake, leaving it to the Chief justice and you expect him to fly to Isreal and convince people to come to Zambia and invest in rural areas.

      All he has done this year is swear in people. Do you even know how proud Mr Sata is and how he would seize any chance to put himself in public. He can’t do it now. he can’t now even appear on ZNBC and now there is a blackout on his pictures too. Can’t you see something wrong going on here?

      Just come out clean, we are ready to pray

    • @Simonmfula
      Are you suggesting the President is discharging is duties? Better still, are you suggesting that Sata has been discharging his duties over the 2 and half years that he has been President? I will suggest that you list two items that you can comfortably point to as a Job well done by President Sata.

  8. Such stupidity can only happen in Zambia. Sata is sick and needs the nation to pray for him rather than hiding the facts from the electorates who gave him the job. Tell us the extent of his sickness. Why publishing lies in the post?

  9. Lies have such a short life-span. They will surely soon and very soon catch up with those perpetrating them!! I have my voter’s card handy…if you ask me. We need a functional head of state. Sorry to say that.

  10. Have you been living under a rock or what? When did you last see the preisident discharging his duties? Africa freedom day was a disaster!! He failed to just drive less than 20 km to open a stadium and you expect him to go thousands of Kilometers and woo rural investers. He failed to cut a national cake, leaving it to the Chief justice and you expect him to fly to Isreal and convince people to come to Zambia and invest in rural areas.

    All he has done this year is swear in people. Do you even know how proud Mr Sata is and how he would seize any chance to put himself in public. He can’t do it now. he can’t now even appear on ZNBC and now there is a blackout on his pictures too. Can’t you see something wrong going on here?

    Just come out clean, we are ready to pray

  11. The man is secretly dead, we should not live with the fact that Kabimba is the new republican president, of Zambia. Now the family jungle is ripe for burning into amalasha.

  12. Some Zambians take pride in some bodys sickness instead of praying for him, shame. We pray for HEMCS quick recovery. The almighty God will answer our prayers.

  13. Wake me up when the opposition starts talking about real issues.King Cobra and his lovely while are romantically cuddling each other on the beaches of the dead sea while you are busy here wasting your time talking about his health.

    • Wake me up when the opposition starts talking about real issues.King Cobra and his lovely wife are romantically cuddling each other on the beaches of the dead sea while you are busy here wasting your time talking about his health

    • You saw him ha ? Good ! Am sure you saw how healthy he looked.What do you think about madam Kaseba`s bakini ?

    • @ Saulosi, she looked beautiful despite being on holiday with a wrong man no longer able to provide the major freebies of marriage… thank God balamwafwa…

    • @Ola who told you that Ba Kili wants lollipops all the time. She says the status quo is fine too. Banalema nabob Na weight lifting.

    • @Saulosi chiAlf: That wasn’t cuddling, that was mouth to mouth! hes so skinny now he cant even float on the Dead Sea. He puts the dead in its name!

    • Bet this is the first time the Israelis have seen someone in a swimming trunk wearing a belt to keep them up.

    • Is it dead sea or the Sea for the dead?
      Is that a beach for sinners? @Saulosi you have sinned for imagining Ba Kili in a bikin

  14. Maybe it is time for MCS to start making peace with all the people he has wronged including Kanyanta Sosala! Anyway, we have a ready made id.iot in Kabimba to take over – God help us.

  15. It is sad that pipo can sink so low as to wish someone dead, but the truth of the matter is that apart from very few blind Zambians many Zambians are seeing what this Govt is doing and that is an undeniable fact,HH or Nevers will never ever rule this country believe me not in this life and in the one to come, they can make so much noise but that is far as it is noise.

    • get over your bitterness 1diot. the fact is one of those people you have mentioned is the next republican president probably before the end of this year

  16. sorry to say,may the president get well soon,he must remember how he was teasing late kunda,levy and mazoka and typical of african cadres laughing was amplified and now it is micheal’s time.he who laughs last laughs the loudest

    • Its full circle. Its called karma. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Laugh at others misfortune, that misfortune will visit you.

  17. It not a choice that one should be sick. Why ask the obvious? we all can see that our President is not well but let us exercise some caution in the way talk or rather debate the issue. It portrays hatred on the part of the opposition and not concern for the country.
    If they are really concerned about Zambians let them give up their mid term gratuity then we will appreciate that they care . Otherwise just talking about the Presidents health with malice makes me question whose interests they are serving? Mr. Sata is a human and we should empathize with him and not poke fun no it is wrong and not Zambian.
    Chaona munzako chapita mawa chilipali iwe…………….

  18. I wish Simusamba, Muhabi and all those novices in Governance issues who are masquerading as concerned citizens over the President’s health were blessed to live long and regret their appetite for wishful thinking, sadly they will be dead when the President completes his second.

  19. Continued secrecy of the President’s illlness and whereabouts calls for the withdrawal of taxpayers’ money being used on him as he clearly wants to be private in his conduct for a public office. He is defying accountability and transparency demands befitting a democratic country that Zambia is.

    • Am for him not to come back. He has shown us what having a dunderhead grade 4 at the helm of power will do to a country and I feel almost everyone has had enough. In short, to hell with sata.

  20. I can’t believe that Saulosi is taking the lead in making fun and mockery of Sata and his wife that ‘they are romantically cuddling on the beach in Israel’.

  21. weather you like it or not, the upnd TONGA’s will never rule this beloved nation. You say sata is dying what of HH, its common knowledge that HH also drinks ARV’s. so simusamba, dont fool yourself that this regional party will ever rule us. its a joke.

  22. Whether Sata died today or tomorrow PF will still be in power. UPND is a tribal gathering with no support in Eastern, Northern, Muchinga, Luapula, Copperbelt, Lusaka and Central Provinces. Democracy is about numbers and you know which areas are highly populated in Zambia. Southern Province taught Zambians how to vote.

    • We must be very concerned ladies and gentlemen.The situation is very bad than portrayed in the media.Those that are wise should try and answer the following questions.1.why are the sentries still maning the gates of state house if the president is away?2.Why has Kabimba taken over and not Chikwanda or Lungu?3.why isreal when the outgoing president is scheduled for USA?4.Why did he snick out of the country if ever he did?5.Why did winter Kabimba hold a meeting with Mulenga Sata for more than three hours ?what were they discussing.6Why was cabinet meeting held within short notice and only senior cabinet ministers attended?

  23. The problem with the Under Five Party is that they think if the president was to die today they will automatically get the presidency. Viva PF Viva Sata Viva Kabimba and Shame to the haters. Hate all can you are showing your true colours.

  24. SURELY THIS IS A GOVERNMENT OF LIARS FOR THE HOODWINKED.
    NO SENSE OF SHAME WHATSOEVER.
    THEY GOT INTO POWER THROUGH LIES
    AND WILL MAINTAIN POWER THROUGH MORE LIES
    THAT IS SOME CONSISTENCY FOR YOU

  25. Shame poor PF really…. it must be horrible trying to defend the indefensible and for the first family I can only imagine how a clearly difficult issue is compounded by the incessant speculation, malicious jokes and trivialisation of the health of the head of their family. If only Zambia had “true” leaders who would bring this national shameful tragedy to a dignified end.

  26. PF’s schemes get so convoluted that they must wake up every morning trying to remember what lie was the truth disguised as a lie disguised as the truth

  27. It seems the OP advised State House to hide ailing Sata in Isreal where Late Sharon was keep alive on life support for 7 years though he was already brain dead. PF thinks that they can run the country with Sata half dead in an Isreali facility , whilst preparing for 2016 elections. Lets just go for a Presidential Election rather than play monkey tricks with the country. Secondly why did Fyabukaya Kapeya release a statement and not George Chellah. Something is amiss. We know Ukwa has HIV, Prostrate Cancer, Kidney Complications, so let him step down so that he rests.

  28. Ba Simusamba, may you also tell the nation about your health!!
    You know you Kuchunga, what ever you call yourself and HH if this are the people are associating with then your party is rotten apart from been Tribal. Some of this guys we know what they did at the city council when they where was a councilors.

    And who said H.E was meeting the president today or next week? Time is not told and it can be anytime. Don’t be so bitter because you don’t have anything to do but talk and then get paid by H.H. We know you and you will never go to plot 1.

  29. He should not die now. . . .we need to cross examine in in court. We expecct the best comedy ever seen to come out of ba Charlie!

  30. He should not die now. . . .we need to cross examine him in court. We expecct the best comedy ever seen to come out of ba Charlie!

  31. If you digest on most postings made on this blog,the general conclusion is that most bloggers have health problems called bitterness.Some bloggers hate this president so badly!that they are fasting for his death.I am a Tonga guy who had a bad view about this president,but after seeing the activities going on in choma,i have built a liking for him and his government..we praying for you sir.Lead us all the way.

  32. LET ME KNOW TEL U Y UPND CANOT WIN AN ELECTION
    1 UPND IS READY BY A WRONG PERSON WHO HAS NEVA BEN A COUNCILOR,OR AN MP HAVING A LITLE OR NO KNOWDLEGE ABOUT GOVERNANCE ISUES
    2 THE LEADER OF UPND IS TO HIMSELF ALL THINKS IS ABOUT HIMSELF.HOW MANY TIMES HAS FAILED TO MAKE TO PLOT ONE? 3 TIMES,U MEAN THERE IS NO ANY BETA PERSON TO TAKE OVER
    3 UPND LEADER TAKES ADVANTAGE OF DEAD PIPOS PARTY THEN HE TAKES OVER EVIDENCED ON HOW HES BLIND FOLLOWERS AV CELEBRATED OVER SATAS ILLNESS
    4 UPND IS REGIONAL PARTY AGUE WITH ME OR NOT IT IS ABSENT IN np,ep l p,cb p, lsk p,mc p provinces and THATS A PARTY U EXPECT TO WIN AN ELECTION? WE CAN BET ON THIS ONE SO IF U CHOSE TO CONTNU WTH YOUR AROGANCE MUKAISANGA MULIMWAMONENI ALWAYS
    5 UPND ALWAYS CHEAT ITESELF OWAZ DAT IT DU WITHOUT OTHA PARTIES,EVIDENCED…

  33. ba mmd bootliker
    after wat u did to our country u stil av de strength to talk about our country governance system? u ar not evem ashamed as mmd,u ar the pipo who buried money n today u want to pretend as if u were so caring as if not enougth u av even gone aheard to acuse the curent president of not working.may be u ar the ones causing fatc to him 4 is tring hard to clean the mess u left.

  34. If things goes by the wishes of the UPND leadership and supporters that the head of State lost his life, the situation will not change much . UPND still remain unpopular and will lose the presidential elections with a clear margin . UPND will still continue to claim massive following that they have not even commanded and its only the elections which will remind them to reflect on their way of doing politics

  35. The qn is not about UPND or simusamba but THE whereabout of SATA.. Ukwa himself said Zambians have the right to know the truth but why is fyabukaya hiding it? We need him back alive to witness his defeat in 2016.

  36. Reports coming from Israel is that mr sata has been put on a life saving machine,can mr mwansa kapeya of the ”IFYABUKAYA ” at ZNBC Radio one shed more light on this story immediately!!!!!

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