Do I look like a dead person, Sata asks Post reporter

By Joseph Mwenda (Post Newspaper)

sataPresident Michael Sata says he is enjoying good health. The president attended Good Friday Mass at St Ignatius Parish where upon arrival, he called this journalist (Post reporter) to where he was sitting and jokingly asked if he looked like someone who was dying.

‘Mr reporter, bushe ndemoneka nga umuntu uwafwa?(Do I look like a dead person?)” he asked.

He said he was enjoying good health and that it was the reason he went to pray.

President Sata wondered how those who were claiming to be fit spent their Good Friday, and if they took time to be in the house of the the Lord.”Balikwisa abanobe ba Nevers Mumba ? (

Where is your friend, Nevers Mumba?) Go and tell them, you have seen me. Bushe muntu uulefwa amoneka ifwi (does a person who is dying look the way I look?) he asked.

 

And during the sermon, St. Ignatius parish priest Fr. Joe Keaney said president Sata looked powerful. “He hasn’t been here for a long while, but he is back to be with us, and especially for something so meaningful as this day of Good Friday. I haven’t seen you the whole of 2012, but I must say that you are looking powerful,” he said as the church applauded.

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Launching the 91km Luangwa bridge-Feira road upgrade project, president Sata said he was more concerned about upgrading the roads than who did the job.

“When our friends (local contractors) start working properly I’ll not be importing Chinese. But me what I want is the road. I don’t care who is building the road, whether it is Chinaman,” he said yesterday.

“And you are saying we are not honoring our promises! We have created more than 195,000 jobs. And we are creating more jobs on this road including the youth who are unemployed in China.”

He said when he served as minister, he promised to work on the Luangwa road once he had power to do so.

“I promised (that) when I have the time and power, I’ll repair this road. I have now power and I have to do it because I used to come to Luangwa. This road, which we are putting here, should go through chief Mphuka, chief Mbuluma, the primary school, Katondwe secondary school, Luangwa secondary school,” President Sata said.

“This road we are starting today, we started from Leopards Hill, and here we are starting now at Luangwa. This road will go via Zambezi River on those hills after Feira, Chongwe River, and Chiawa road until it reaches Lusaka. We want another road from Feira via Mutendere to Lusaka. And after the Chongwe confluence or Luangwa confluence, we should make a bridge across into Zimbabwe so that our relatives in Zimbabwe and our relatives on these streams can move as a team.”

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116 Responses to "Do I look like a dead person, Sata asks Post reporter"

  1. All Zambia  April 2, 2013 at 22:24

    Can someone read this to Mr. President , just praise the Lord you are alive don’t comments .See below .

    When their 78-year-old president  vanished from view, the people of Malawi feared he was gravely ill or even dead.There was talk in the African nation’s capital, Lilongwe, that Binguwa Mutharika had flown to China for lifesaving treatment. The rumours were so damaging that yesterday the president called a telephone press conference to prove he was, in fact, very much alive. He came on the line from Hong Kong and spoke to a group of political reporters, including one from the Nyasa Times. ‘Mutharika, reportedly furious with the death rumours, told the journalist that he was in sound health and that his wife Callista was also well,’ said the newspaper.’The President laughed off the rumours that he was dead and that he was gravely ill.The president insisted he was simply taking his 30 days of annual leave.

  2. kwa george  April 2, 2013 at 14:08

    KIKIKIKI.

    THESE GUYS ARE GOING TO CHURCH IN READINESS FOR THEIR EXIT FROM EARTH HOPING FOR HEAVEN WHILE SINNING EVEN FROM CHURCH.

    LUKE 18:11 – The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people.

    HAHAHA

    • All Zambia  April 2, 2013 at 22:22

      When their 78-year-old president  vanished from view, the people of Malawi feared he was gravely ill or even dead.There was talk in the African nation’s capital, Lilongwe, that Binguwa Mutharika had flown to China for lifesaving treatment. The rumours were so damaging that yesterday the president called a telephone press conference to prove he was, in fact, very much alive. He came on the line from Hong Kong and spoke to a group of political reporters, including one from the Nyasa Times. ‘Mutharika, reportedly furious with the death rumours, told the journalist that he was in sound health and that his wife Callista was also well,’ said the newspaper.’The President laughed off the rumours that he was dead and that he was gravely ill.The president insisted he was simply taking his 30 days of annual leave.

  3. Fresh Banda  April 2, 2013 at 12:25

    With alot of indignation, It is only a fool who can takes pride in the sickness and death of someone Whether percieved enemy or real. Let us all remember that life is a gift from the Almight no one pays any penny!!! No one not even “you” have control over your life – to dust you will return shortly! So be mindful of language that you use as it will hold true to you shortly – unless you are an agent of the devil! No one, i say no one wants to be sick, feel pain and die not even the devil himself!! Sata passed similar comments to Mwanawansa, Goerge Kunda and even Chiluba.

  4. JIM  April 2, 2013 at 11:06

    Lately I made mention that our president was not as articulate in his speeches as he used to be in the recent past.However this trend has continued as evidenced by the floppy public speech he offered in Luangwa late last week.The trend has continued and his speeches are loosing salt.
    What is important however is that this man is in the drivers seat steering our affairs. As it is, his speeches offers us as open proof that the man is unstable.Are we safe in his hands.

  5. Sovereign  April 2, 2013 at 10:13

    It’s a mashed face out of a washing machine, hardly normal……. zombie-like

  6. Sovereign  April 2, 2013 at 10:11

    It’s a mashed face out of a washing machine, hardly normal.

  7. lulu  April 2, 2013 at 07:23

    did u go to pray or to politics

  8. moffat Zulu  April 2, 2013 at 06:55

    When John At ah-mill came back from China for cancer treatment he Danced on stage to show he is fit but in the morning he was pronounced Dead, ubulwele bwa mfumu buteshe ichalo, Adwala chani uyo?

  9. kojak  April 1, 2013 at 11:19

    Bane 2 wrongs never make a right. Some of the language being used on this blog is shocking. Tubembukile pali ba Sata sure???? It is a fact that Sata was less than kind to the sitting presidents when he was an opposition leader. But we must also not forget that more often than not we the tambas get swallowed up by our leaders’ personal battles so that we sacrifice our moral standings. I beg you oh! Fellow bloggers let us encourage good and sound debate and conribute to a healthy citizenry rather than misrepresent ousrelves in the manner some of us have done. Just a thought…

  10. mk  April 1, 2013 at 11:13

    Government should find a way to unite the country I see a devision especialy to tongas and lozis before these clasters glow. Some tribes like mine you can even know ware someone comes from u speak what every one is speaking not tribal

  11. COME2016  April 1, 2013 at 08:14

    Imwe Sata is sick dont argue.you didnt see sure

  12. Czar  April 1, 2013 at 08:07

    Dead people do not talk, stop asking silly questions! Death takes even people who are in prime health, stop fooling yourself!

    Concentrate on delivering on your promises, when your time is up, you will die, just like all of us will!

    Everyone has to die once, then face the consequences. – Hebrews 9:27

  13. .....  April 1, 2013 at 07:50

    He luks almost half dead to me or waiting to do a ka drop dead gorgeous he he he…. Nd why does hs skin luk tht colour are the drugs hs takin too strong for him…the man was a blacko nw it,s lyk hs becamin an FBI bit by bit….

  14. Koko  April 1, 2013 at 04:38

    Who wishes King Cobra Dead? Shut up, the man is a great president and not a like yo charming bear like and insipid RB, Long live Cobra, we love you.

  15. rat  April 1, 2013 at 04:27

    Imwe bantu. 145,000 jobs have already been created in two months. Just recently they claimed to have created 50,000 jobs. It would help if they could say where these jobs have been created because that is a lot of jobs. Not a lot of economies create so many jobs in one or two months. I suspect they are counting theoretical jobs from investment pledges. Having had the opportunity to assess investment proposals before, I found that a lot of potential investors said things in the application that enhanced their chances of getting an investment license. In reality most of the pledges do not come in. Once, an investor told government officials they were bringing $50m of investments. This was highly publicized by the politicians but the reality was that they brought in only $6m and borrowed $18m from a local bank.

  16. pilato  April 1, 2013 at 00:36

    Satanyo listen, whether you look like a peson dying or nt,the thing is we want you to die and die very quickly & may yo soul rest in hell idiot. watuchusha sana maka maka ku no ku chililibombwe. ba watchdog where are you? CNN, BBC bring yo Cameras here & show the world wht is happening here in Chillilabombwe pipo young & old are made to walk a stretch of 8km wth one or more bags of mealie meal on their heads to kasumbalesa the road is flooded I mean the are alot of pipo walking on ths road

  17. Chimbolyo  March 31, 2013 at 23:28

    The law of reciprocity looks to be at work here, I wish all our leaders good health from a personal point of view, but am careful not to ruin fate,I hope it’s not the old adage in motion which says ” he who kills by the sword shall die by the sword” this is a lesson to humanity that we should never mock the sick like others did to a point of killing mwanawasa and kunda. “Do unto others what you would want them to do unto you” the bible says. Hh and neverS

  18. Sir Wizo Ciwa  March 31, 2013 at 22:37

    I have posted a very moderate comment but you not showing it. Maybe you moderating it. Maybe iam banished plz tel me so that I stop blogging.

  19. Ku Masangalatoni--Lekeni HH ateke  March 31, 2013 at 22:24

    If that is verbatim, then the President meant Chirundu but of course he was wrong to mention the hospital. I will no longer pick bones on this issue. I will just wait for results.

  20. stixy  March 31, 2013 at 22:12

    what response do you expect from a post reporter.

  21. Kulekwamyo  March 31, 2013 at 21:35

    This was exactly the same question the late president Bingu wa Mutharika posed the MP Agnes Penemulungu before proceeding to have sex with her, an adulterous act that triggered a massive heart attack which instantly killed him. So Sata should be careful what he says! There is no one who looks like an act out of MJ’s “Thriller” who doen’t look like dead.

    • shimwitwa  April 1, 2013 at 10:49

      To me Your excellency yes you look dead, ma drugs fye.

  22. xi  March 31, 2013 at 21:24

    Do i look like a dead person? No sir,you look half de de dead.

  23. Silencer  March 31, 2013 at 21:19

    MANJE NGATI road is Built by Chainama IZANKALA NI ROAD ?

    He is still sick MUSHUSHA CHANI ????????????????????

  24. Joseph Mumba  March 31, 2013 at 21:18

    I agree he said a road via M’tendere to Zimbabwe; just read; “This road will go via Zambezi River on those hills after Feira, Chongwe River, and Chiawa road until it reaches Lusaka. We want another road from Feira via Mutendere to Lusaka. And after the Chongwe confluence or Luangwa confluence, we should make a bridge across into Zimbabwe so that our relatives in Zimbabwe and our relatives on these streams can move as a team.”

    if I made to believe what he said is not wild wishing then the quetion is their a plan and budget in place for zimbabwe project?

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  25. Dont kubeba  March 31, 2013 at 20:13

    Haters must be upset with sata,,gudnyt paople and Ba Sata munchende

    • Silencer  April 1, 2013 at 09:55

      dull as usual

  26. Muntu Na Muntu  March 31, 2013 at 20:12

    VIVA Sata! Keep creating jobs. I understand by September all unemployed Youths will be employed with the lowest getting KR4,000.00 equivalent to K4,000,000.00!!!

  27. Kakwata Aniche  March 31, 2013 at 19:54

    He should also create jobs for the American, British and Japanese youths. It’s don’t kubeba for sure creating jobs in other countries. Mwabamo bayouth this is what you wanted. Sober up from tujilijili now before you perish of hunger!

  28. Mubanga  March 31, 2013 at 19:41

    Thanks to ZWD for creating hope in the President. Keep exposing his illness so that he will be forced to leave State House trying to challenge the rumours. What kind of President is this one who always coils himself in State House?

  29. bb  March 31, 2013 at 19:12

    What we nid z jst development en more mone

  30. Chibeka  March 31, 2013 at 18:54

    Death is a universal threat, and when it becomes a probability, a device is needed to prevent the intrusion of the fearful meaning of death into the patient’s consciousness. Characteristically, the dying patient’s initial reaction is denial.

  31. Toka  March 31, 2013 at 18:23

    Creating jobs for the chinese youth?Sata should be serious.

    • Mwebantu  March 31, 2013 at 19:52

      I agree. I thought that was mistake writing. Creating jobs for the unemployed Chinese? What the hell????? “I don’t care who does the job”, what the hell???? Zambian must first. He should care who does the job. For every Chinese working there, a Zambian is not.

  32. Bimbo  March 31, 2013 at 18:01

    It is not how he looks that is the important thing, it is how he THINKS, and from his speech we can all see this man has serious mental deficiencies.

    Maybe he is what they call BRAIN DEAD!

  33. Straight Talk Zambia  March 31, 2013 at 16:50

    Whether looking good or powerful is not an issue. I am worried that every time Sata opens his mouth to speak utters something useless and worrisome. What does his being in Church have anything to do with Nevers Mumba? Is Nevers giving him such sleepless nights? For God’s sake this man was in Church! Why express his hatred or dislike for someone in Church, of all places?

  34. Scion  March 31, 2013 at 16:34

    If I ask some whether I’ve grown fat or slimmed, it means I have noted something unusual about my physical stature. So for him to ask the reporter, he just wanted to ascertain whether people are aware of his declining health. If he is dying that is not for people to say. God has the answer to that question.

  35. ngilingindo  March 31, 2013 at 16:12

    C’mon guys the man looked like he had just had a good bath in ashen water and had no time to zola any mafuta

  36. maguys  March 31, 2013 at 16:03

    Ba shikulu looks good

  37. spanyola  March 31, 2013 at 15:08

    y r u owz insulting u guys? i v neva bn n politics or servd as a minister,looking at the way things r in zambia,its like its not good to lose an election,even if pipo dont want u,lets support sata nw or else we wont vote for u the opposition,im nt even pf.we now know u politicians we r not learning anything much from u,let develop zambia collectively

  38. shana  March 31, 2013 at 15:06

    In Zambia the meaning of tribalism is different from the one in oxford English dictionary. In Zambia,it means those who cannot speak Bemba.We all know the tribalists too well and they like accusing others.

  39. Drone strike  March 31, 2013 at 14:41

    His looking cadavarous.

    • Muntu Na Muntu  March 31, 2013 at 19:49

      ooh! cadavarous!!!!!!!! cadavarous face. One cant bombasa the face.

  40. Thermometer  March 31, 2013 at 14:14

    You people, let us just unite, this thing about Bemba, Tonga and Lozi, should end as we find ways to elevate our country to where it should be. For me having lived abroad for a long time, every Zambian is either my sister or brother, I only identify them by name, but then again, what with the intermarriages. My point is not everyone Bemba is happy with what is going on, please spare us the insults, nobody chooses which tribe they should be, I thank all of you for your free opinions.

    • The Servant  March 31, 2013 at 14:49

      It is the Old generation – Satas, CHikwandas, Munkombwes, Rupiahs,and the like who are planting triberism in Zambia. Unfortunately other young people like M’Membes, Nchitos, GBM, Masebos, Kabimbas, have picked it and they are using it to divide this country. Indeed this country will be divided. Its just a matter of time. !!!

    • crayon  March 31, 2013 at 15:01

      Sense

    • CHIEF JUSTICE M'MEMBE  March 31, 2013 at 17:34

      We can forget if we see that the positions in government are spread in a fair way and there is no one tribe who are getting the lions share. So long as there are some tribes treated like children of a lesser God this problem will only grow bigger and bigger. The ball is in the court of Mr. Sata.

    • Arsenal  March 31, 2013 at 17:47

      We can only unite if those idiot stop preaching that tongas are tribalist. and bembas should stop insulting tongas thats the only way we can unite.

    • Muntu Na Muntu  March 31, 2013 at 20:00

      It can be forgotten if majority zambians begin to analyse issues with their brains and NOT the tribes. Unfortunately, we still have people like Mailos SAMPA in govt who feel to win elections one has to be a bemba and/ or marry a bemba. If in Parley he can vomit like that what about in the sitting room with his children? Besides majority bembas think are locked up with small mind attitude where they believe their are superior and bemba is an easier language. You can do a statistics and I promise you that most bemba are very rigid and have a lot of misconceptions with other people to an extent that they think they are better than everyone else.

      • Iyee  April 3, 2013 at 08:26

        Now you are being tribal yourself. Come off it man we are all Zambians.

    • deluxe  March 31, 2013 at 21:08

      you are civilised man,and God bless you.

  41. Mundela  March 31, 2013 at 14:13

    Its great that the road to feira will finally be tarred. The people of Lwangwa deserve to have a better road. The district has the potential for economical boom with road infrastructure improved. The town is also being connected to the national grid power line.

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