The Law Association of Zambia has challenged Government to come out clean on the whereabouts of President Michael Sata.
LAZ President George Chisanga said rising concerns over the whereabouts of President Sata are justified as President Sata is the number citizen of the nation.
Mr Chisanga said Government should not try to downplay the people’s concerns over President Sata because such concerns are justified.
“I don’t think there is any legal justification I can give for the absence of the President in the constitution but the general expectation is that a person holding the highest office in the land must be visible and if he is not available then convincing and justified reasons must be given to the public,” Mr Chisanga told Journalists in Lusaka.
He added, “You see, this is a public servant number one and people would like to know what is happening to the highest office in the country and if we leave it to speculations then people are going to raise all manner of suggestions as to where he is and what is going on.”
Mr Chisanga said the ball is in the court of the Government to come out openly on the matter.
“They should come out and tell the Zambian people where the President is, if he is resting then they should say, if he is unwell they should say it. Like what others have said, the President is just as human like everyone else, if you are well, people will pray for you.
President Sata has not been seen or heard in public for over three weeks.