March 23rd 2012:Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Labour Fackson Shamenda said President Sata had left for India on a private visit on the 22nd March 2012.
March 23rd 2012 : Vice President Guy Scott has described as nonsense speculation in some sections of online media that President Michael Sata’s trip to India yesterday is on medical grounds.
March 24th 2012: Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism Given Lubinda maintained that President Sata’s private visit to India has nothing to do with his health adding that the head of state is in perfect condition.
March 26th 2012:Indian media report – President Michael Sata was on Sunday discharged from the hospital in Ahmedabad, India
March 26th 2012: Vice President Guy Scott, said President Michael Sata is on a planned private visit to India and not for medical treatment as reported in both Indian and local media.
April 8th 2013: Vice President, Guy Scott, castigated the United Party for National Development (UPND) and some sections of society for telling lies over the health of Republican President Michael Sata.
April 13th 2013: Patriotic Front Secretary General Wynter Kabimba has described as liars the presidents of MMD Nevers Mumba and the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema for saying President Sata’s health was not good and urged the people of Kapiri to tell off the opposition for lying to them.
18th December 2013: Local online media reports that President Sata collapsed at State house
21st December 2013: Chief Government Spokesperson, Mwansa Kapeya, refuted online publications that President Michael Sata collapsed in the afternoon of Wednesday 18th December 2012. Mr. Kapeya said President Sata is well and there is no need to take seriously reports indicating that the Head of State on Thursday 19th December and Friday 20th December cancelled presidential appointments due to his sickness.
February 2nd 2014:Government media reports President Michael Sata arrived in London, United Kingdom for his 14 days working holiday.
June 22nd 2014: Acting minister of Information and broadcasting Mr Mwansa Kapeya announces that President Sata had arrived in the Israeli capital Tel Aviv on a working holiday at the invitation of out-going Israeli President His Excellency Mr. Shimon Peres.
June 22nd 2014:Justice minister Wynter kabimba said while in Israel, President Sata will among other important engagements, have meetings with out-going Israeli President Mr. Shimon Peres and Israeli senior Government officials.He said the President will also hold meetings with Israeli businessmen who are interested in investing in Zambia’s rural industrialization project.
June 23rd 2014: Reports emerge that Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres was in fact leaving Israel for Washington D.C for a final meeting with President Barack Obama.The Jerusalem Post and other influential Israeli newspapers are not reporting the state visit by President Sata.
June 25th 2014:Vice President Guy Scott tells parliament that President Sata is on a working holiday in Israel and he did not know when he was coming back.
June 26th 2014: Reuters reports that Zambian President Michael Sata was receiving medical treatment in Israel, an Israeli official said without elaborating on his condition.The disclosure came a day after Zambian Vice President Guy Scott told parliament in Lusaka that Sata, 76, was in Israel on a “working holiday”.
June 27th 2014: Acting Chief Government Spokesperson Mwansa Kapeya tells the Voice of America (VOA) news that President Sata is on a working holiday in Israel.’ If he were sick, he wouldn’t have traveled,’ said Mr Kapeya.
July 1st 2014: Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz has reported that Zambian President Michael Sata had been discharged from the Sheba Medical Center where he had been receiving treatment and that he was “not in critical condition” during his stay at the facility.
July 9th 2014: Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini stops questions about President Sata’s health in parliament and directs all queries to State house
September 3rd 2014:Vice President Guy Scott, when he addressed a meeting at Mkoma II village to drum up support for Patriotic Front(PF) Margaret Miti in the Vubwi Parliamentary by-election,said that the Head of State was discharging his duties contrary to the falsehood of some sections who were alleging that President Sata was sick.He explained that the people of Vubwi must ignore to the falsehood which some society were spreading that the Head of State was sick.“As I am talking, President Sata is working and able to discharge his duties accordingly contrary to the falsehood by some section who are saying the President was sick,”Dr Scott said.
September 24th 2014:President Sata failed to show up for his scheduled address at the General Assembly, which that week conducted its annual debate, an opportunity for the U.N.’s 193 members to showcase their policies to the world. President Sata was slated to follow Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, Wednesday night.The U.N. moderator then received a notice, and after a short hesitation announced, instead, that the next speaker, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, would address the council. No alternative time for President Sata’s address was announced.
October 3rd 2014:Vice President Guy Scott said President Sata will NOT resign on health grounds.The Vice President says as far as he is concerned President Sata is well.
September 26th 2014: Associated Press reported that Police in New York have said that President Michael Sata was treated in his New York hotel room by doctors but has not been hospitalized.
September 26th 2014: Dr Scott says a Head of State can be in attendance at the UN General Assembly without necessarily having to speak unless one has something particular that they want to add to the world discourse.Dr. Guy Scott dismissed reports that President Michael Sata is dead.Dr Scott said this in Parliament in response to a question by Monze central Member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu who wanted to know the President’s health status following US media reports that he was attended to by Doctors in his hotel room.Dr Scott said the health of President Sata has been entirely normal in New York this morning.
October 4th 2014:Vice President Guy Scott tells parliament Sata’s absence is nobody’s business.This was in response to a question by Bwacha Member of Parliament Sydney Mushanga who asked him to inform the nation where the president is and when he is coming back to Zambia. Dr Scott said President Sata is in communication with government officials.Dr Scott said President Sata managed to call him and is in touch with everything that is going on back home.He added that it is not anyone’s business to live in the president’s pocket.President Sata was recently in New York where he went to attend the United Nations General assembly which he addressed but did not return to Zambia thereafter.His whereabouts are unknown to the country.
October 20th 2014: State House announced that Republican President Michael Sata left the country for medical check up abroad the previos night.
October 29th 2014: Secretary to Cabinet Roland Msiska confirmed President Michael Sata’s death in London.Dr. Msiska said President Sata died at 23:11 hours Zambian time on the 28th October at King Edward VII Hospital Beaumont Central London.He said First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba and his son Lusaka Mayor Mulenga Sata and others were present at the bedside at the time of his passing on.