One year ago today: President Sata dies

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President Sata taking oath of office before Chief Justice Ernest Sakala on 23rd September 2011 - Picture by Thomas Nsama

President Sata taking oath of office before Chief Justice Ernest Sakala on 23rd September 2011 – Picture by Thomas Nsama

One year ago today, Zambia’s Fifth President Michael Sata died in London. He had just served three years into his first term of office.

Sata a populist politician became the second sitting Zambian leader TO die after Levy Mwanawasa in September of 2008.

On this link is the story we run on the death of Michael Sata in the early hours of October 29, 2014.

The memorial service is being held at St. Ignatius, his former Catholic Church in Rhodespark in the capital, Lusaka.

3 Responses to One year ago today: President Sata dies

  1. I will call a spade a spade.This man is the architect of the confusion we have today. We have depleted the reserves on projects which have turned into white elephants. We have overspent on massive road infrastructure having no plan on how to recoup the money spent. Public order act went into overdrive during his reign. Tribalism became policy on governmenet appointments and a way of life in Zambia. Issuing decrees became policy. No press conferences any more. Inconsistence policy became the norm. Lied on the constitution. Left the cartel to run the country. Fought with chiefs on succession. He was a bully. He brought uneven development in the country. Family tree in government. His successor is related to him through marriage.He harrased the opposition including former president banda etc etc

    China
    October 28, 2015 at 8:09 am
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  2. However, the good side of Sata was, rebasing the kwacha. It made it easy to transact. He took away Zambia Railways from the israelites.

    China
    October 28, 2015 at 9:29 am
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  3. I will remember him as the best opposition leader Zambia ever had. Every Zambian tuned to radio when the man was waffling. He was a great entertainer.

    Jerabo
    October 28, 2015 at 10:25 am
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