Ailing Sata won’t manage to attend mass burial of Chibombo accident victims

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sataAfter failing to visit the accident scene, President Michael Sata will not even attend the mass burial of the Zambians who died in a road accident in Chibombo last week.

He will send his wife for the mass burial in Ndola.

Sata has not been seen in public apart from peeping in cameras when he is conducting swearing-in ceremonies at State House.

Both State House and security sources tell the Watchdog that Sata wishes to be seen in public but he can’t because he cannot stand for a long time. Sources further say that the president fears the public eye as he has information that people will just be focussing on how strong or weak he looks physically.

Two weeks ago, Sata returned from a secret medical trip in UK and India.

On the day the Chibombo accident happened, Sata was swearing-in some relatives but journalists were not allowed near him or to ask questions.

He later declared a national mourning using ‘voice mail’ for the victims.

But it has since emerged that he will not be attending the mass burial or funeral. He will send his wife Christine Kaseba Sata.

Copperbelt minister Mwenye Musenge disclosed that a special plot has been identified in Ndola where the remains of the accident victims will be put to rest in individual graves and, government had initially identified Tuesday next week as a possible day for burial.

He said Sata’s wife Dr Kaseba Sata will attend the burial that will be preceded by an inter-denomination service to be held at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium.

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173 Responses to Ailing Sata won’t manage to attend mass burial of Chibombo accident victims

  1. If most of u talk nonsense abt Sata then let him bring war so that u become foriegners or died.

    Mwamba - February 12, 2013
    17:27

  2. sad to hear my president is not ok.May God see him through.

    torture - February 12, 2013
    12:06

  3. Sata is a dead person leave him alone.
    voice of reason

    Charles Kashina - February 11, 2013
    15:31

  4. He was advised by the sangoma not to attend the funeral coz there is a very bad omen in the country at the moment

    Jesus - February 11, 2013
    10:58

  5. frm watchdog all i get is hate message.shushu do ur job n expose all those behind such nonsense.wishing your friend was dead is unchristian n u are just as bad as him.

    tweka - February 11, 2013
    10:13

  6. U cadres cant u find out how yo feck president manages to pass urine? That job Iz turf only RB culd manage coz he does nt smoke. Pa fwaka bane mulimbe. Donchi kutwebako nangu fyashupa.

    Mr DK - February 11, 2013
    07:33

  7. Let him attend so that he dies and get burried in a mass burial as well and we start afresh.

    Goodriddance to thugs - February 11, 2013
    05:11

  8. @wanzelu and newzambia.the presido is atending burial tomorow.are you stil HALUCINATING that the presido is still in INDIA?

    RASTA - February 10, 2013
    19:22

  9. You are very dull.That bordered on state security and Obama had to do what he did because it was inevitable.This is a road accident.Though it is a very sad and regrettable incident,it has nothing to do with state security.Please tighten the loose screws on your brain.

    Shimapuli - February 10, 2013
    19:13

    • Iwe chikkalah wilayumfwa ubufi,all are deaths and touches on the emotions of the country where is the difference?

      juma kaseja - February 10, 2013
      19:24

  10. Now that it is confirmed the president will be in Ndola tomorrow,what do you have to say bafikala.You are just nothing but rabble rousers and rumour mongers.Matole yenu.

    Shimapuli - February 10, 2013
    18:34

    • To say lishilu,why does he wait to be preasured.ichifyashi ichikulu iano mwachichema.whatever he can do now he has lost it.natumumwenamo shikulu

      juma kaseja - February 10, 2013
      19:26

  11. HEMCS wil be in Ndola to sympathise with bereaved families, others celebrate other peoples illnesses, real or imagined as long as they are political enemies!!!!!

    Mwinemushi2 - February 10, 2013
    18:13

    • Who taught this country to start celebrating other peoples illnesses?

      juma kaseja - February 10, 2013
      19:43

  12. Well, the president is attending the funeral in Ndola tomoro according to ZNBC news.

    So rest your fears, he is very much in great health.

    Simangulungwa - February 10, 2013
    18:05

  13. Africans are not ready to run their own affairs. This is the honest but bitter truth. We hve all the resources but no brains required for such a daunting task. Even the Chinese with their small size & skewed eyes hve realised our inadequacies. Why can’t we give up the fight & stop flaunting a hand-full of ‘black heros & heroins’ like Mandela, Barack Obama, Rosa Parks & Martin Ruther King as examples of African’s greats. By looking for other greats we ll just end up stuck in mud like this.

    analysis - February 10, 2013
    18:03

  14. Ok, if as you guys insist HE MCS is ill, and God forbid, he may not be able to see his term to 2016, who would you love to replace him, either in PF or outside PF? What chances has that person got?

    Let us change the subject and discuss the future. I mean even Americans are already looking to 2016 despite Obama being in sound health.

    Any suggestions?

    Simangulungwa - February 10, 2013
    17:34

  15. It was going to better if the president attended that event the way Obama the US president showed solidarity with bereaved families when 26 children were shot dead by a lone gun man.

    Summariser - February 10, 2013
    16:20

  16. “He later declared National Mourning using Voice Mail ” LOL. ZWD has a morbid sense of humour! I Can not stop laughing my lungs out. On a serious note 2016 is a long way to go. For how long will HEMCS be using “Voice Mail” to conduct affairs of the State? The Presidency is way above one Man. At the rate we are moving on auto-trajectory, the Presidency will collapse. There is urgent need to put counter measures immediately in order to protect Republican interests.

    Prof Langdon - February 10, 2013
    15:49

  17. Ndelolesha fyee, am enjoying the replys bazed keep on…..

    lateefah - February 10, 2013
    15:30

  18. This one is second highest since independence to Mukwela train disaster in Kalomo but highest on the roads.

    Analysit - February 10, 2013
    15:24

  19. I HEAR 23rd FEBRUARY, A NATIONAL CHALLENGE.
    prayer…………………….

    seer - February 10, 2013
    15:18

  20. Sata can’t go that far and be in public walking briskly the way RB used to, the truth is that he still has a catheter and urine bag below his balls. With a failing heart he is in a worse off condition than the late GK, LPM & FTJ he mocked without shame.
    I fail to symphathise with the IDIOT.

    Analysit - February 10, 2013
    15:15

    • I agree with you entirely. Well said Analysit.

      Rabid Dog - February 10, 2013
      17:59

  21. Hahahahahahaha!!!! Bakalamba imwe you have made my day.dobo mubaela ikali mule mixerko ne mono nangu mwaitilako amenshi. You have mixed up stories mwafulwa noku fulwa pwahahahaha!!

    juma kaseja - February 10, 2013
    15:13

  22. Musobela na prostate cancer imwe? Yamuchisa mudala.

    Mambala wa PF - February 10, 2013
    14:55

  23. In Africa presidents wants to die in office. The honourable thing the president Michael Sata can do is to resign citing poor health. The man is not fit to continue in office. The work of the president is a service to the people of Zambia and requires from time to time visiting and addressing them. The accident tragedy is a national one and the president was supposed to be there without fail. I’m so disappointed that we have a shadow president in Zambia. I implore the MPs to call for a medical board to ascertain the fitness of our president. This now explains that there are few people who are ruling the country. The man is simply told what to do.

    Ngalande Lukuku - February 10, 2013
    14:50

  24. by the way how is corruption fight in pf and what is the diff to past grz MMD

    one zambia 72 nations - February 10, 2013
    14:49

    • The difference is the same.

      Umkontwe We Sizwe - February 10, 2013
      15:09

  25. THE MAN SUCRIFICED THE PIPO INCLUDNG HIS RELATIVES SO HE CANT GO THR,HE WIL END RUNNING MAD

    Blue Tooth ! - February 10, 2013
    14:32

    • U KNO…

      NewZambia - February 10, 2013
      15:52

  26. I THOUGHT THE FOCUS SHOULD BE ON OUR DEPARTED COMPATRIOTS, NOT ON WHO WILL FAIL TO SHOW UP AT THE BURIAL OR HOW UNWELL THE HEAD OF STATE IS.

    Dr. Savimbi - February 10, 2013
    14:24

    • IMWE BA SAVIMBI, WHAT ARE YOU TELLING US NOW? SO YOU DONT WANT US TO FOCUS ON THE CHAMPION OF DONCHI KUBEBA?

      NewZambia - February 10, 2013
      15:52

      • iwe chikala ulitolesana instead of jst keeping your small penis you are busy talking shit.

        duze - February 10, 2013
        18:57

  27. All of you who have insulted on this site in what ever form. I send the insults back to the owners.

    djms - February 10, 2013
    14:01

    • IT WONT WORK BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT SENT TO YOU..

      NewZambia - February 10, 2013
      15:58

      • UNTIL WE ARE PROVEN WRONG, WE WILL SUSPECT BECAUSE THEY HAVE CREATED THAT SCENARIO AND WAY OF GOVERNANCE, LYING….

        NewZambia - February 10, 2013
        16:04

  28. My humble advise to the president is to come out in public and sincerely apologies for the ridicule of other leaders such as levy, Anderson Mazoka, George Kunda, RB and whoever else tell the nation if indeed it is true that he is sick and tell us what he is suffering from. Yes he is human and he made too many mistakes in the quest to get he presidency and Zambians will forgive Mr Sata and start praying for him. I can assure him that will be the beginning of his healing and he will have more strength to attend to national assignments.

    Otherwise who are we not to forgive Mr. Sata? Then God will not forgive us. Otherwise you are our president and there is nothing we can do.

    Umkontwe We Sizwe - February 10, 2013
    13:53

    • Yes we are human beings not to forgive Sata. We are ot God. They say forgiveness or revenge belongs to God. So bwana don’t confuse issues here. If you want tell him To openly apologise to all he insulted for falling sick! I mean LPM, Mazoka, Chiluba and even RB. We shall continue hammering the guy until he openly apologizes to these people whether dead or alive

      Rude Monk - February 10, 2013
      16:11

      • RUDE WHAT BIBLE DO YOU READ,AND FORGIVE OUR TRESSPASSES US WE FOR GIVE,THOSE WHO TRESSPASS AGANIST US.THESE ARE THE WORDS OF OUR GOD JESUS.I CONFESS BEFORE ALL,IF PRESIDENT SATA ASKS FOR FORGIVENESS,OF HOW HE TREATED MWANAWASA,MAZOKA,GK AND RB..I WILL BE COME HIS SURPORTER.I WILL PRAY AND FAST FOR HIM.WHO ARE WE NOT TO FORGIVE?IF I WANT GOD TO FORGIVE ME I HAVE TO FORGIVE THOSE WHO OFENDS ME.IF THE PRESIDENTS DOES THIS ACT OF LOVE,ALL THE NATION WILL RALLY BEHIND HIM…..

        ftj - February 10, 2013
        20:11

  29. Since the PFost newspaper has reported that some bodies are still missing, let the former constable railway station sweeper go to the accident scene to look for the body. He did it in Nyimba he can also did it in Chiombo

    zAmbiance - February 10, 2013
    13:43

    • I WAS ACTUALLY SHOCKED AT THE HEADLINE IN TODAYS POST….I EVEN BEGAN TO THINK, IN THE FIRST PLACE DID THEY EVEN TELL US THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NUMBERS OF THE DEATHS??/ YOU SEE WE ARE OPERATING IN LIES MWE….MAYBE THE WHOLE BUS OF 70 DIED?

      NewZambia - February 10, 2013
      15:59

  30. Lol

    Hitler - February 10, 2013
    13:43

  31. The president should just retire now with a little name than leave office when he has made many enemies politically, economically and morally.
    if he retired now, people shall honor him before he messes himself and the nation.
    Lawyers is there not an instrument that can help the president leave office now or it is his desire to leave earth while on duty. we dont wish him death but if he retired can have time to look at the bazukulu.

    SOSA - February 10, 2013
    13:32

  32. Ya can some 1 pls contact beer man lungu,we nid permits 4 HH en Mumba 2 atend th burial!

    Hit em up - February 10, 2013
    13:32

  33. He likes saying mumbwe aitile impashi shaisa shamububa. Lelo naena impashi shilemububa kuma buchwachwa.

    Boondocks - February 10, 2013
    13:25

  34. SATA IS STILL IN INDIA PEOPLE .SO DON’T EXPECT HIM TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL.

    Wanzelu - February 10, 2013
    13:24

    • ARE U SURE?IAM STRUGLING TO BELIEVE.WAS HE NOT WELCOMED BY GOVT OFICIALS.I SAW HIM COME OFF THE PLANE.

      RASTA - February 10, 2013
      13:36

      • DIDNT GADDAFI CREATE A NUMBER OF IMPOSTERS???? YOU GUYS ARE PLAYING WITH THESE PEOPLE…WITH THE WAY THEY ARE LYING? ONE DAY WE WILL GET A RUDE SHOCK….@RASTA OPEN YOUR MIND, RATHER BE OPEN MINDED TO ANYTHING WITH THESE GUYS AND THEY WAY THEY HAVE SO FAR BEEN OPERATING……..

        NewZambia - February 10, 2013
        15:56

      • You saw an archive photo from the past. Sata is seriously ill in India. If all goes well he will be back at the end of this month. Don’t believe every thing you watch on TV and see in the papers.

        Wanzelu - February 10, 2013
        15:57

        • @WANZELU YOU ARE 100% RIGHT, THESE GUYS CAN BRING IN A LOOK ALIKE, VERY SOON WE WILL HEAR….

          NewZambia - February 10, 2013
          16:03

          • but how come wd mised this one?

            RASTA - February 10, 2013
            16:37

          • ON THAT ONE THE CANT RUN WAY FROM WATCHDOG,I TRUST THEM.VIVA THE WATCHDOG

            ftj - February 10, 2013
            20:15

  35. Ala mwebena zambia awe kateka mulwele mulekeni atusheko abakashi bakaya ku chililo

    kontrovesho - February 10, 2013
    13:15

  36. Its sad for the presido not attend the burial please nevers make sure u attend the burial

    AK - February 10, 2013
    13:03

  37. Judge and you shall not be judged. Vengeance belongs to God. If you revenge, then to whom do you belong. Dont rejoice over any person’s weakness or sin, for such did Jesus come. If you are saved and living by the grace of God you not boast and consider others as being lesser humans you are. No flesh should glory before God. If Jesus had an attitude like anyone of passing negative comments on Sata’s health, Paul would not have written about half of the new testament. Remember, no man lives in imortal body. Our flesh will surely wane and face the judge for all that we have done in our lives. Matthew 12:36 says, But i say unto you, that every idle word that men speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. Make money, become famous, serve man without fear of God, gain political mileage, but please forget not Ecclesiatstes 12:13-14, Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandment: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

    Isaiah - February 10, 2013
    12:55

    • Good statement.But please preach to PF and Sata. They rejoiced when LPM and Mazoka died. Sata did not even attend chiluba ‘s burial.

      Wanzelu - February 10, 2013
      16:02

  38. U zambians can never develop! O u do is open yo mouths to say rabish! Sata is president it u’re nit happy go to hell!

    bwalya - February 10, 2013
    12:52

    • ITS NOT ABOUT WHO IS PRESIDENT IT IS ALL ABOUT HOW WE SHOULD BE RULED PROPERLY PERIOD….AS LONG AS THEY CONTINUE LIKE THAT HIDING THINGS, LYING, DOING THE SAME CORRUPTION THEY DECEIVED US ABOUT, WE WHO VOTED WILL NEVER STOP OPENING OUR MOUTHS, WE WILL ALLLLLWAYS..DO

      NewZambia - February 10, 2013
      16:11

    • IN FACT THE SAME WAY THEY NEVER STOPPED OPENING THEIR MOUTHS BEFORE THEY GOT INTO POWER, IT IS OUR TURN NOW……ZAMBIA IS FOR ALL OF US, AND A FREE NATION…WHAT DID THEY THINK…SO IMWE BA @BWALYA MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS…..AND YOU HAVE NO POWER TO SEND ANYONE, I REPEAT TO SEND ANYONE TO HELL BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT GOD….ONLY GOD WILL SEND YOU TO HELL IF YOU DONT REPENT FROM YOUR IGNORANCE…

      NewZambia - February 10, 2013
      16:14

    • We are already in hell under your president call Satana. We are just trying to get out of this hell kwasila. Wabetole!

      Rude Monk - February 10, 2013
      16:15

  39. This is the man who has always made fun of other pipo’s health. Uchenjele chi mudala iwe. Believe me, alot of pipo will rejoice when you die. What comes around goes around. You laughed at Mazoka’s, Mwanawasa’s, RB’s health. Now its your turn

    Mufana Wamahafu - February 10, 2013
    12:21

  40. ipo of Zambia,especially the Paya Farmer(PF) members,not to keep on cheering Mr Sata to keep on fightig(keeping the presidency) when he is tired and sick.Remember what happened to late boxer Bwalya.He was tired,but pipo continued cheering him to go on.He was later rushed to UTH wwhere he was pronounced dead.

    Litiya Kayula - February 10, 2013
    12:13

  41. Sata is a disaster. What is he doing for the country? he has failed even to attend the funeral. The man needs no mercy & if nid be let him die so that mealie meal & fertilizer can be leadily available.

    Njekwa - February 10, 2013
    12:00

    • wat differnce wl it mak?let hm rest da man z sick haaaa

      Eric - February 10, 2013
      12:45