MMD leader Nevers Mumba has said that the people of Zambia mean well when they show concern about President Michael Sata’s wellbeing.
Dr Mumba also advised Zambians to desist from talking ill about President Sata even as they demand to be told the truth about his wellbeing.
Dr Mumba said that much as government has tried hard to put an end to the speculations over the President’s wellbeing, the people of Zambia still want to be addressed formally by the President.
Dr Mumba noted that speculation can at times be blown out of proportion, hence the need to clear the speculation surrounding the President’s wellbeing once and for all.
But Kabwata Member of Parliament Given Lubinda said that President Michael Sata’s health should not be a subject of debate.
Mr. Lubinda has told Qfm News in an interview that it is unnecessary for anyone to try and gain popularity by debating the health of the President.
He said that he saw no no logic in making President Sata’s health a topical issue.
Meanwhile, Political activist Dante Saunders has said that President Michael Sata still has an opportunity to put things right before the 2016 general elections.
Mr. Saunders cited some of the things he thinks can be rectified by the government as the poor performance of the economy, the high cost of living due to increased electricity and fuel prices and alleged intolerance in the political arena.
Mr. Saunders said that failure by the PF government to address these issues will see them go down in history as the worst political party to have ever ruled the country.
Mr. Saunders added that he was also of the view that President Sata should have also addressed the issue of his wellbeing much earlier in order to spare the nation the speculations and rumor mongering that has engulfed the country.