Let’s em­u­late Sata says lungu

Daily Nation Newspaper - - FRONT PAGE - By MUKOSELA KASALWE

PRES­I­DENT Edgar Lungu has en­cour­aged cit­i­zens to em­u­late the life and legacy of late Pres­i­dent Micheal Sata who loved every­one ir­re­spec­tive of tribe or creed. Pres­i­dent Lungu said the late Micheal Sata loved and wel­comed every­one ir­re­spec­tive of tribe or colour. The Head of State said this in Lusaka yes­ter­day, when he led the late the Sata fam­ily and thou­sands of peo­ple at St. Ig­natius Catholic Church dur­ing the late pres­i­dent’s memorial ser­vice. Mr Lungu who gave his re­marks with­out a writ­ten speech said some peo­ple pre­tended to be dis­ci­ples of Mr. Sata but that what they did or say fail short of the late Pres­i­dent’s cal­i­bre. He said since the for­ma­tion of Govern­ment in 2011 the mes­sage of the rul­ing Pa­tri­otic Front (PF) was about love. Mr Lungu re­it­er­ated that he had not de­parted from the virtues which Mr Sata stood for. He re­called that Pres­i­dent Sata was con­cerned with the poverty lev­els in West­ern and Lua­pula Provinces and other parts of Zam­bia. ‘‘I per­son­ally feel greatly hum­bled to fill the shoes of the late Pres­i­dent Micheal Sata and let us re­mem­ber all the pos­i­tive things he did for us. There are those who pre­tend to be dis­ci­ples of Mr. Sata but what they say and do fails way be­low par,’’ he said. Later, Pres­i­dent Lungu led the Sata fam­ily and oth­ers in lay­ing wreaths at the memorial park where Pres­i­dent Sata and other late Heads of State are buried. Mr Sata son Mu­lenga who is for­mer State House, deputy min­is­ter said it was un­fair to com­pare the lead­er­ship style of Mr Lungu and Mr Sata as the two were unique. Mu­lenga said the fam­ily was more united and was fol­low­ing the vi­sion of Mr Sata which en­tailed hard work.

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