The take-over from Sata scheme by a group of Ministers revealed by Chikwanda is a security concern – Kapita

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The revelations by Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda that there is a group of Ministers within PF government and their collaborators scheming to take over the presidency from Michael Sata before his term of office ends is a serious national security concern.

Such a revelation, coming from a close confidant and a relation of president Sata who regularly acts as republican president and therefore supposedly privy to national security details should not be taken lightly.

As UPND, we are concerned that government ministers and their collaborators can conspire to remove a sitting president at a time they are expected to unite and give support to the president to address the many challenges affecting this country such as the increasing cost of living, unemployment, and poverty.

We however feel that part of this scramble for presidency has been created by the unexplained absence of president Sata from public domain for over two months now.

This situation has created an impression that there is a vacancy in the office of the presidency, hence the reported manoeuvres by the ministers and their collaborators to illegally take-over.

We are, in the national interest, demanding that president Sata comes out in the public and personally addresses the nation to assure the public that he is fully in charge of the country.

As party, we are at a loss to understand and appreciate why a president, who is said to be fit and working hard, can decide to work in secrecy for more than two months.

The failure by the president to attend some key official engagements home and abroad has an effect of undermining the public and the international community’s confidence in the president to discharge his functions effectively.


Richard Kapita

UPND vice-president


2 Responses to The take-over from Sata scheme by a group of Ministers revealed by Chikwanda is a security concern – Kapita

  1. The nation is in a dilemma for sure, why can’t our president come in the open, if at all he can’t stand the fatigue of flying to other nations, he should at least attend to local duties which require his presence. We are tired of seeing Guy Scott excuting all the presidential duties as though he his our president. where in a country did the president relinquish his duties to the vice president for such a long time? we all know that our president’s health is not 100%, but all we are asking is to see him doing smaller duties, not just writing on face book. since when did our country become a nation with a facebook president who we can’t tell wether those words / speeches are his or his aides. we as the nation we want to see him in the open just the way we used to see him before he was elected into power. please, please Mr. President we miss you so much.

    concerned zedian MKJ
    August 23, 2014 at 4:59 pm

  2. Had this lame duck President who has lamentably failed to run the office of republican president been from the hated tribes in Zambia, I wonder the noisy we could have been experiencing today.But alas, simply because he is from the self claimed saint tribe, he is treated like an egg and everything seem to be normal with no noisy from the noisy makers. But God in heaven is watching this funny situation which is prevailing in Zambia at the moment. How can the whole President coil himself in state house without delegating any tangible national duties for months now ? Sometimes, I remember the way Mr. Sata used to criticize people like the late President Levy Mwanawasa. Honestly, in terms performance, protocal and diplomacy, can one compare Sata to Mwanawasa ? Levy died a serious working President not this blank President we have today ?

    Harrison Siphamandla
    August 24, 2014 at 4:08 am

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