Veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga has described the late President Michael Sata as a straightforward person who carried his true personality into politics.
Dr. Mwaanga said the late Mr. Sata believed in a hands-on approach to national issues.
He has since urged Zambians to concentrate on mourning the late President and only resort to constitutional matters regarding the affairs of the nation after his burial.
Dr. Mwaanga said the late President Sata deserves a funeral befitting the Head of State.
He noted that failure to do so will turn the country into a laughing stock to the outside world.
ZANIS reports that Dr. Mwaanga said this after signing the book of condolences for the late President Sata at Government House in Lusaka today.
And the Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) said the country has been robbed of a practical man who wanted to reform the health sector in Zambia.
ZMA president Aaron Mujajati said the late President Sata had a special bond with health workers and worked tirelessly to improve their working conditions.
Dr. Mujajati expressed hope that the legacy of the late President Sata of improving health care delivery in the country will continue in the next regime.