Mr. Chikwanda please keep Sata away from public embarrassment

By Austin Mbozi

To: Honorable Alexander Chikwanda

MP. Minister of Finance



Re: Proposal for Keeping the President from Public View

I urge you to consolidate the PF policy of keeping President Micheal Sata from public view or press conferences. When a speech is written for him where he necessarily has to appear in person, he must be carefully advised to stick to that paper and say nothing else.  This is not only meant to protect this nation from further embarrassments which occurs each time he says anything outside what has been written for him,  but also for national security reasons.

I chose to write you Honorable Chikwanda, because it seems that you are the only minister whom President Sata respects. So he may listen to you, given the several presidential responsibilities he assigns you. He never rebukes you, never undermines your decisions , never reshuffles you  and when your company corruptly gets a contract without a tender to renovate state house he pretends not to know by lying that  he  does ‘ not even know the price   of cement’.

His recent behavior and utterances at Zambia Air force (ZAF) commissioning and wings parade in Livingstone, as reported by the Saturday Post Newspaper ( 3rd November 2012) raises a lot of questions about his ability to be trusted in handling our national security issues:

      He lied that he was a pilot

The fact is that President Sata has never been a pilot, not even a night  ‘pilot’ in the witchcraft world where you only need primitive concoctions to become one.  He has not even been to a military training and even as a mere colonial police officer he was fired! . And even if he were a civilian pilot, would he compare himself to our sophisticated military pilots he was boasting to?  What really is the mentality of this man! Our military officers are highly modern and trained.  Many of them do not only have high ranks in the military, they have certificates, diplomas, degrees and doctorates.  ZAF commander Lt Gen Eric Chimese himself is a good an example. I had the privilege to do some academic work with him.  He is a very pleasant man. Our ZAF professionals are miles away in academic and professional credentials than this man, Sata, who is trying to bully them. Does he think they are fools? When they did not challenge him point blank to go right there and then and fly one of the military planes behind that parade does not mean they are fools. They restrain themselves because unlike him, they are professionals and have no time for petty games with a petty-minded president with an inferiority complex.

From the way he enjoys bullying educated people around, President Sata seems to be the type who might have thought being president would give him some credentials he failed to achieve in his life. The fact that our constitution makes the president the Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces does not mean that he is more knowledgeable than the military. It is just that decisions of whether to go to war or not are political in nature. Once a civilian president declares war he or she can only be briefed in strategic military planning but not determine it.    Yet, as The Post told us after the 2006 elections, Sata’s concept of power is totally wrong.  He can not see that leaders of the world’s military powers, like Obama, Putin, Jacob Zuma etc do not even wear that military uniform or bully their commanders because they want to show respect for their military experts.

But  Sata’s behavior is common among uneducated leaders.  And if we want our world to be safer, we must study this new discipline called psycho-biography. This is the study of the subconscious personal psychological forces that drive people to want to acquire political power. This helps us check their actions and be safe. Adolf Hitler was rejected by the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna; just like Sata has no academic background. Hitler was not promoted beyond private first class or corporal in the Germany Army; just like Sata was fired as a colonial police recruit. Hitler had no wealth, just like Sata only declared six guns. Then what drives such failed people to want to rule over more successful citizens?

Sata is now claiming to be a pilot.  Similarly, upon assuming power, Hitler declared himself Fuhrer (supreme commander of all military wings).  Within Nazi politics he wore different uniforms designed specially for his designer-made titles; the Golden Party badge, the Blood Order, and the Nuremburg Party Day badge. Among his military decorations were the Cross of Honor, Anschluss Medal, Sudetenland Medal, Memel Medal and the West Wall medal.

But why? Professor Ali Mazrui reports that part of Uganda’s Idi Amin’s motivations were personal. Within Military circles Amin was a success. After joining the colonial Kings African rifles in 1959, he rose through ranks from warrant officer, the moved to a commissioned officer and become a lieutenant in 1961. Then become major-general and promoted commander by President Obote.  But, according to Mazrui,  Idi Amin later become a public laughing stock for running into hiding when he heard that there was a coup against his President. To prove he was not a coward, he took over power himself in 1971 and lived through life trying to prove his masculinity, including towards women in his sex life, wearing several military decorations and declaring himself Field Marshall.  Recall that even our own former president Chiluba, with no academic back ground, ended up calling himself Dr. Chiluba.  In contrast,  the genuinely educated Nelson Mandela never calls himself Dr Mandela, despite that virtually each one every of the world’s leading universities awarded him with a doctorate.

If we do not unite and stop him, Sata might claim more military titles and start issuing potentially dangerous instructions to our professional military servicemen and women, like Hitler and Amin did.  Is it no wonder that we argued that to be President one must have some kind of professional qualifications partly to private such personality complexes affecting our state institutions.

             He exposed ZAF by saying it had no capacity to fight a war.

So this President, tells the whole world that our air force has ‘no air transport for (our) troops’, ‘no transport for disaster management’, ‘no transport airplanes and helicopters’, and that ‘ we are ‘lucky that there is no war’ etc and we Zambians are sitting quiet ndwii?  All our previous presidents may have known our military strengths and weaknesses. But they discussed it secretly.  With Sata’s disclosure, every one of our enemies can come to attack us with impunity.

During the reign of Chiluba, The Post Newspaper had reported that our top military personal had refuted Chiluba’s claims that Zambia could defend itself against Angola. Chiluba tried to arrest Post Newspaper editor Fred Mmembe on grounds that exposing military capabilities was a criminal offence. During that time, Sata was a key MMD government leader. So if Chiluba and Sata thought exposing military capabilities was an offence, why is Sata exposing it now? Is it because he is above the law as he claims? We ask LAZ to give us guidance of this. What is the President’s role with regard to military confidentiality?

               Should ZAF personnel use their salaries to buy airplanes etc?

Sata then told our ZAF officers that there was ‘no need (for them) of getting good money (salaries) , good houses when you have no equipment…’ .  But who determines the wages and equipment budget for our military personnel? Is it not President Sata through the ministry of finance budgetary allocations?    Or is he implying that they are corruptly paying themselves from money’s allocated for equipment? If so is he not going to create tensions within ZAF by inciting junior personnel who don’t handle money to think top officers are abusing funds? Is this the leadership we expect from the Commander-in Chief of our armed forces?   How can they put up a united from against our enemies with a commander like this?

                Contradiction:  Is Sata ignorant of military capabilities?

Shockingly, the same President who said we have no capacity to fight then says ‘I don’t know even how many aircrafts you have here … and I don’t know when they were last serviced’. He then called for a list of what is needed.  So which is which? Does he know or does he not know? If he is a pilot and he already knows that we can’t fight, then he must know what we need! You can only know that we can’t fight if you know how many planes are needed, say 90 planes. Then you count what we have and find we have only 20 planes. Then you conclude that 90-20 we need 70 more planes to be able to fight!  But Sata does not yet know how many planes we need, so how did he know we can’t fight? Just what logical processes go on in this man’s head?

He rebuked the Army Commander in public

It was wrong for Sata to publicly tell off our commander that ‘he is not telling me what he is supposed to’. Remember how Sata began by publicity rebuking Dr Malama at the police? How can the junior officers respect our commanders if you rebuke them in public?

 He publicity revealed the ‘disloyalty’ of GBM, the ministry of defense.

Even if defense Minister Geoffrey Mwamba is just a useless character in government, it was wrong for President Sata to claim the his minister is forming a political party right in front of his juniors, the ZAF Commander, graduating officers and the entire nation. Does Sata know that this will create insubordination? How will the defense minister be respected by military men and women if the President indicates to them that their boss, the minister of defense, is disloyal to him as Commander in Chief?

Sata is free to go about dividing and ruling party and his PF cadres. Let them continue starving while he eats well. But he should stop messing around with our defense forces and other respectable institutions.

 He compared Eastern Province ZAF personnel to ‘monkeys’

His statement that people from eastern province walked like monkeys is totally uncalled for. Chimbuye (traditional cousinship jokes) cannot be done at a formal gathering like that one. Chimbuye assumes that the person you are doing it with should be in a position to joke back. But did Sata expect the Eastern Province graduates to joke back to him just there? And are the Post newspaper not the ones who referred to chibuye as stupid during the Rupiah Banda era  and now they write it as if its normal for Sata to do it?  And who likes Sata’s silly jokes anyway? Those jokes are not presidential. That is why international diplomats, like George Bush, did not take them kindly.

So Honorable Chikwanda, please keep that man out of public domain, or restrict him to his party cadres. Right now, just before I finished writing this advice to keep him away from public,  he tells Mufumbwe people that if they don’t vote for PF, he will channel (their mineral revenues ) resources  elsewhere (most likely his preferred Muchinga tribal province).  The Post Newspaper used to say that this country did  ‘not belong to Mwanawasa’s mother or father. It belongs to the people of Zambia.’  The same should be emphasized even more on Sata. The resources he is talking about do not belong to his mother or father. They belong to the people of Zambia.

I urge the people of Mufumbwe to vote for the MMD candidate and reject a petty candidate like Masumba who can associate even with a tribalist like Sata just to get money for dancing in bars.



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213 Responses to "Mr. Chikwanda please keep Sata away from public embarrassment"

  1. Chairman - Kasama Boys  November 8, 2012 at 08:43

    It is a good article and how I wish many civilised zambians could read, analyse and advise others, not insulting. Anyway, the truth pains, forgive them. When are we going behave like civilised people if even the wrong things we see, we can not condomn them

  2. Mwanawachisi  November 8, 2012 at 07:45

    He is a night Pilot…himself confirmed. Imfwiti…ndoshi….mulozi…muloi…SATA

  3. Mpimpa  November 7, 2012 at 13:56

    Good article Mr. Mboozi. All those criticizing you have read the article and agree with what has been written. Well done!!!!!!!!!!
    For those that want a better article than this one let them write one on a different subject. They will be graded by bloggers

  4. mulenga  November 7, 2012 at 11:58

    Good and true article

  5. Sabino  November 7, 2012 at 08:38

    Ths article, the best ever

  6. The Gambino  November 6, 2012 at 21:42


  7. Munyai  November 6, 2012 at 09:40

    Maybe Sata meant he was the political pilot of the nation! LOL!

  8. CHIBE-CHIBE 1  November 6, 2012 at 07:08


  9. paul  November 6, 2012 at 06:35

    I was in shock when I watched the address,mouth wide open and wondering what was going on in the president’s mind when he made his trademark “off the cuff statements.Issues of national security are an important component and responsibility of HEMS.I hope he will listen to Chikwanda.The zambians trusted him with the responsibility of commander in chief of the armed forces and he should thus live up to his title.

  10. UWALENGA  November 6, 2012 at 06:28

    Only a foolish idiot would run away from facts a articulated by Mbozi. I personally dont like him but enjoyed his letter. The President is a laughing stock and rightly so.

  11. musangu muzaza  November 6, 2012 at 04:14

    you devils could you stop this foolish behaviour of blackmailing the president in the press.jelous people never win.go to hell with your UPND and rotten MMD.

  12. Uncle Junior  November 6, 2012 at 02:45

    Mbozi iwe swine go back to night school; have respect you rodent!!

    • sad  November 6, 2012 at 03:13

      @UNCLE JUNIOR.You are a foooooooooooooooool,fooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllll

      • Uncle Junior  November 6, 2012 at 05:30


  13. I love IK (Iris Kaingu)  November 6, 2012 at 02:21

    Mbozi: The fact is that President Sata has never
    been a pilot, not even a night ‘pilot’ in the
    witchcraft world where you only need
    primitive concoctions to become one.

  14. chichichi_j  November 6, 2012 at 00:48

    Bronze,are you sure you are from UNZA? My grade 3 girl child writes better english than you. you are an embarrassment to the intellectual fraternity. And who told you that at Versity we drop courses? Swine iwe!!!!

  15. Voice of Truth MGMVP  November 5, 2012 at 23:06

    Well articulated piece Mbozi.

    Bloggers, if you have nothing concrete to contribute to healthy debate please keep away. It very disheartening to see posts from people discrediting and insulting the author instead of them raising counter arguments to back Sata’s behavior.

  16. Kobayashi  November 5, 2012 at 22:41

    This stinking tonga asshole mbozi again

  17. London  November 5, 2012 at 21:58

    There is a lot of truth here written about Sata can you not read? Very well written southern province is proud of you!Y

  18. bxcbc kabwe  November 5, 2012 at 21:47

    low thinker discuss persons

  19. mubobo  November 5, 2012 at 21:35

    ba sata liiishilu

  20. Hot dog (galu yo tentha)  November 5, 2012 at 21:01

    waffling mbozi .anyhow sata falls short of worldclass leader

  21. one zambia 72 nations  November 5, 2012 at 21:01

    the bigest sinjonjo in pf is that the act b4 they think & think later,thats deadly and all his officials are mr yes sir for fear of being fired,the more you keep ziiiiiiiiiii’the far he goes lost

  22. NewZambia  November 5, 2012 at 21:00

    when you look at the picture in this story, one wonders whether THESE PF ministers have been taken thru the process of office or their work etiquette…A MINSTER IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE POINTING LIKE THAT…???????

  23. Nojou  November 5, 2012 at 20:56

    Mr MBOZi u are an embarrassment to Tongas!! Pls !!

  24. M.L. Martin  November 5, 2012 at 20:18

    Only a full would reduce Ausrin’s advice to bitterness and mere political leaning. Please, if you love your leader, help him to get advice. Sata is a national leader, whether educated or not. As national leader he must conduct himself in a manner that is above board. The regrettable shortcoming amongst most of us is that we want to love a person by the extent that we hate his enemy. Emotions must not be so linear. I did observe that there are people that hated Kaunda by the same extent that they loved Chiluba. A number of us want to support Mr. Sata by the extent we disliked his predecessors like Banda, late Mwanawasa and late Chiluba. Lets face it, Mr. Sata may talk so nicely about and project himself as a saviour of a common zambian but he is not perfect in the manner he conducts himself at public functions. Let’s not be blind supporters. If he does or says something good, lets applaud it and in the same vein lets condemn when he says or does something bad. I don’t understand why we labour so hatred for each other as Zambians. Lets not look at Mr. Sata and opposition political party leaders who vehemently oppose him as enemies. They are competitors. Why should their supporters treat each other as enemies? We need to co-exist. And the other regrettable thing is tribalism. We are so tribal. Let’s not let tribe divide us. None of us chose to be born in our respective ethnic groupings. We have a lot to gain if we love, unite and work hard together and we have everything to lose if we let hatred, tribalism and suchlike ills extend and deepen their roots in our society. None of us is greater than all of us.

  25. Truth seeker  November 5, 2012 at 20:11

    Am in great doubt if our president is not suffering from some kind of Paranoia, why had failed to hold a press conference? Fear to be reminded of specific promises made which he retracted?

  26. Kolwe No plan  November 5, 2012 at 19:22

    Pretty analysis Mr. Mbozi. The man in state house is a disgrace.

  27. The Usual Suspect  November 5, 2012 at 19:08

    This is the best article ever written on this dictator.

  28. kafwimbi  November 5, 2012 at 18:46

    Sata is a psychic .

  29. Kolwe  November 5, 2012 at 18:46

    Austin the man you are talking about can’t advise this guy.He is the same.

    • BRONZE  November 5, 2012 at 20:17


      • Liminabanganga  November 5, 2012 at 20:33

        @ Bronze how did you manage to grace the corridors of UNZA with your bad spelling and grammar? I bet you’re just one of the satanite kaponyas.

      • Stand and sing of....  November 5, 2012 at 21:59

        I don’t think you went to UNZA

  30. Kolwe  November 5, 2012 at 18:28

    What can Chikwanda advise Sata?The man is an embarrassment himself.The man is minting day in day out!

  31. Anti Masumba  November 5, 2012 at 18:24

    What can Chikwanda advise Sata?

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