Sata’s relatives want him step down, but Mmembe and clique resisting

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A wrangle is brewing between President Michael Sata’s relatives and Post Newspapers Chief Executive Officer Fred Mmembe and clique over President Sata’s health.

According to sources close to the Presidency, Sata’s relatives including First Lady Christine Kaseba have advised President Sata to emulate former Pope Bennedict now Pope Emiritus by stepping down.

The sources have told the Zambian Watchdog that the First Lady who is a medical doctor has advised her husband (President Sata) to resign owing to his fast declining health.

The sources say Mrs. Kaseba-Sata has been approaching elders telling them to convince the president to resign but had met serious opposition and resistance from Post Newspapers Editor In-Chief Fred Mmembe who has been advising President Sata to continue for now.

“The First Lady being a medical doctor has advised President Sata to resign in order to prolong his health and she has been meeting Sata’s family elders and influential people but Fred Mmembe and his clique are not for the idea,” the source said.

Sources say the Mmembe clique are insisting that the president continues as they strategize in removing and destroying all possible competition to their preferred successor, Wynter Kabimba before Mr. Sata can resign.

So far UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and former president Rupiah Banda have been particularly targeted by Mmembe and clique for hate messages framed around tribalism for Hakainde and corruption for Mr. Banda.

“The issue of trying to isolate and label Mr. Hichilema as a tribalist is a serious project at the Post newspaper that they want to portray for as long as possible. Of course they are also trying to see if they can cook up any arrest and charges for Mr. Hichilema and completely remove him from competition,” sources said.

The source said President Sata’s health has been declining very fast noting that he may have developed another problem which of kidney failure.

“The President is not okay, apart from his heart and prostrate cancer problem, Doctors suspect he may now have developed a kidney problem as a result of the two previous problems” the source said.

Meanwhile, another source has told the Zambian Watchdog that President Sata has been calling relatives to State House and asking them what he should do for them.

“President Sata has been showing very strange behaviour, he has been calling relatives to State House and asking them what he can do for them, it is like he is saying bye-bye to them,” the source said.

The source said in order to further conceal President Sata’s ill-health, State House with the help of former Director General of Intelligence Saviour Chungu, has installed more high value security gadgets aimed at tapping communication devices within State House grounds.

Recently, the Watchdog revealed that former Zambian dictator Kenneth Kaunda helps out in the president’s office on recommendation from Mmembe. See story here.

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252 Responses to Sata’s relatives want him step down, but Mmembe and clique resisting

  1. No one wishes our President to die. Some of us infact pray for him to livelong so that he can account for his actions when time comes for his immunity to be removed. So his death will be a loss to us all.

    ndongo ya maho - March 24, 2013
    19:54

  2. May the dog die & but what has TB Joshua (Oracle) said? I miss his prophesy on dying Presidents in Central Africa, Zambia in particular.

    Analysit - March 24, 2013
    19:54

  3. its not true we had a beer with him yesterday

    BOX - March 24, 2013
    19:53

    • Thank God for that

      mk - March 25, 2013
      05:26

      • You are thanking God for these people’s beer drinking? Pray to God that he cures our President because that is what matters most.

        One Zambia One Nation - March 25, 2013
        09:52

  4. I’m Tired of this president. Look at Government Printers now, they have appointed a small illiterate man to manage a very important department and the little brat is also behaving like sata. May be its the same illness.

    Lolex Phiri - March 24, 2013
    19:50

  5. the gangsters in pf should know that nothing lasts forever!

    Ngilingindo - March 24, 2013
    19:43

    • I think judging by their strategies so far which are well documented by the watchdog, they know that the status quo may not last long. The people who seem to be at easy are their opponents in politics. Or is it the public order act?

      Simangulungwa - March 24, 2013
      19:52

  6. I love CNP, for he is a newsmaker – in good or ill health. would there be anyone of his kind after him?

    Simangulungwa - March 24, 2013
    19:37

  7. The presido is unwell,the vice is limping,Ba Sakeni balwele katwish nga nabafuma mu UTH nakalya!
    Ibange ilonaula umubili sana, abalumendo filekeni fibange twapapata Nomba nga ba Winter pamo naba mayo ba Sylvia, yangwe!
    Ngo ukufilleka kanshi mwalekelako abali no bumi pacalo abalinga ba Kambwili

    Abena shempete - March 24, 2013
    19:35

    • Tell us my brother!!! Ibange, fwaka, tombwe, weeee.

      Muntu Na Muntu - March 24, 2013
      20:32

  8. Membe`s evil plans will never succeed. God`s decision shall prevail.

    Blago - March 24, 2013
    19:21

  9. Loss of any one Zambian life is a heavy subtraction from our already beleaguered country and President Sata is a Zambian citizen.
    The messages reacting to this blog suggest that many Zambians are suffering now with or without remorse, such death will come as a defining moment, much the same way it robbed us of our dear Levi
    What wisdom or love is there in hiding the illness of a popularly elected leader while unleashing hatred,incarceration and political persecution of the opposition, are these not satanic machinations/
    No one is challenging the incoherence in Mr Sata’s utterances and activities clearly brought to public notice,it’s no secret that things are far from being ‘good’in our beloved land of our fathers
    May God’s will prevail and deliver us from evil, Amen.

    zambia first - March 24, 2013
    19:14

  10. Get well soon,we miss u.

    chikubabe - March 24, 2013
    18:53

  11. no need for emmotion .chilufya s prognosis poor. If he doesnt pack to th otha side then am damned

    potent maxmus mutated - March 24, 2013
    18:38

  12. Pray for your President. Only God has power to change the heart of a leader. For the bible in Proverbs 21:1 says:’ The kings heart is a stream of water in the hands of God; he turns it wherever he will.’ You can either pray for him to be: (1) restored to good health and for God to give him wisdom and wisemen who can give him sound advice on how to run this country wisely, or (2) you can pray for him to be kicked out of power if you as people who voted him in power are happy. The choice is yours as all is possible with God especially if he has not put God as his pillar. True wisdom comes from God.

    Thabo Mbeki - March 24, 2013
    18:30

  13. Ok, start playing solemn music now! Iwe ka Mmembe play yo cards near yo ass coz shd u bring us problems in yo quest 4 power ukanyela we will sort u out….

    brown mwimpangubo - March 24, 2013
    18:21

  14. Get well your excellency,am praying for u.

    Angel - March 24, 2013
    17:57

  15. If KC can resign he will be respected even to those who hate him.

    Patriot - March 24, 2013
    17:56

  16. God knows that if the man lives even a year his tribalism practices will divide our once united country to irritrivable levels. They are demonising Hikainde that he is a tribalist when he just called individuals fools for championing tribalism.And this clergy from Kitwe called father who was suggesting that HH Called bembas fools should be condemned for inciting hate against an innocent citizens, as well as for twisting the message which was in the public domain.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - March 24, 2013
    17:50

  17. Kaleza kaningambe! The vicious cartel consisting of Mmembe, Mutembo Nchito and Wynter Kabimba (+ Masebo) are most likely to apply the “Mbingu Wamutarika Formular” to hide a serious sickness – and possible death – on President Sata.

    This is a grave moment for opposition leaders, Nevers Mumba and Hakainde Hichilema, to summon greater wisdom from God to guide their respective followers never to be trapped into the in-house turmoil that is brewing and soon to explode in the PF structure.

    In the unlikely event that the President resigns or dies in Office, battles for Presidency will ensue between the Lenje group led by Kabimba, Masebo and Mmembe versus the Bemba group led by GBM, Kambwili and Nsanda.

    We may speculate that the MPs recruited from Mpongwe, Mufumbwe, Itezhi Tezhi, Livingstone and Sinazongwe may re-inforce to support Kabimba; whereas Namugala and Kachingwe may join forces with the GBM-led group. The reaction from the Bemba dynasty is difficult to predict.

    We implore on HH and Dr. Mumba to nurture and protect their followers by staying clear from the battle grounds.

    Mambwe - March 24, 2013
    17:42

  18. I have never seen or read about a president hated so much as Ukwa. Sata should have learned to live well with others and respected them even in their sickness but alas it has boomeranged on him all because he mocked every opponent of his.

    I have respected HH and Nevers on this score. As opposition they should have been on hill tops demanding for Satas medical certification but they have chosen to remain mute just to show respect for Sata and family which is a sign of good leadership. Had it be someone and Sata was in opposition by now he should have been all over the show mocking and joking about his fellow human beings.

    I fail to understand all those trying to lecture others on how they should respect the head of state. They are the same chaps who were busy laughing whenever Sata ridiculed Mwanawasa, George Kunda, Chiluba, Anderson Mazoka and even Tetamashimba was never spared by this president.

    The bible is very clear on this score. “do unto others as you would want others to do unto you” speaks volumes about how Sata failed to this principle and that we shall reap what we sow. And this is the reason why our president is being mocked because he sowed hatred and he is reaping hatred.

    When he had an opportunity to put leadership in place all he looked at were his fellow tribesmen hence the hatred he seem to be attracting and to make matters worse the Zambian economy is getting worse and worse so how do u expect people to wish you well? Sata has brought all this hatred by himself.

    The best he could do under the circumstances is to come out and ask for forgiveness from Zambians and sincerely apologies for all he made others go through as a result of his insatiable desire to become president.

    Blackwater - March 24, 2013
    17:33

  19. let him die, it won’t be a loss,but i would love him to live for another year so that he feels the pain for mocking mazoka, levy and kunda.

    dr kaseba sata - March 24, 2013
    17:30

  20. what is it that is between watch dog and mmeembe its like u have lost it now ba watch dog due to the hatred u have for Fred careful hate will cloud your judgement any body whose is right up here can see that this is not true , and ba watch dog we know what u r trying to do grow up.

    ta - March 24, 2013
    17:19

    • its you who has lost it. maybe you are also a homo

      SATAna - March 24, 2013
      17:34

    • You will find that it is Mmembe who is now on the receiving end of judgement. he and Ukwa laughed at Levy , Kunda Mazoka etc. Now the roosters are sounding

      Kay - March 24, 2013
      17:39

    • You, Mumembe is the one on the receiving end of judgement now. Mmemmbe has been propagating hatred in Zambia and has recruited useful idiots to attack anyone who speaks sense like the watchdog.

      Kay - March 24, 2013
      17:58

  21. Is this website genuine. Pipo have become evil. How do you wish your friend bad things. Be real pipo.I know which part of the country where these comments are coming from.

    KC - March 24, 2013
    17:05

    • iwe kc you are very stupid, your ukwa is sick and destined forthe grave period.

      dr kaseba sata - March 24, 2013
      17:11

    • ‘friend’? very few people have such evil friends like Ukwa.

      Kay - March 24, 2013
      17:38

    • Iwe KC, U kno wat, tribalism is now mor pronounced by PF leader (sata,GBM,Masebo, mwalitet and kabimba) thes ministers I hav heard it from them, the post and other suppoters. I fear 4 my tribe(tonga). Yet no 1 fro upnd talks about it apart fro politico en economic emancipation we dearly need all of us (zambians). Sata got 24 thousand vots in southern and HH got 2 thousand in luapula and northern combined. Then what do U want KC, ta en yo friends. Tongas hav better livelihoods on average than other parts of the country (houses,meals child sch attendance etc) but stil want devlpt en we ar desperate 4 it. We ar tyred of tribalism at the expense of human development. We dont hate sata but only wat proper governance. Pliz bare with us tongas, zambia is 1 fro luapula 2 livingstone, chipata 2 mongu. May God bless and heal Us fro this tribalism. Luv U all fellow blogers and zambians at large(mr sata, HH, chipimo, mumba, Rb, Gen Miyanda en other political players), pliz membe change yo heartless reporting. We ar one pipo

      Muchende - March 24, 2013
      19:17

    • He is not my friend so he can die all he wants. If he is your friend then enjoy the curse of styupiti choices!

      Charllote I Marry, Effie We Share - March 24, 2013
      19:43

  22. The vicious cartel consisting of Mmembe, Mutembo Nchito and Wynter Kabimba (+ Masebo) are most likely to apply the “Mbingu Wamutarika Formular” to hide a serious sickness – and possible death – on President Sata.

    This is a grave moment for opposition leaders, Nevers Mumba and Hakainde Hichilema, to summon greater wisdom from God to guide their respective followers never to be trapped into the in-house turmoil that is brewing and soon to explode in the PF structure.

    In the unlikely event that the President resigns or dies in Office, battles for Presidency will ensue between the Lenje group led by Kabimba, Masebo and Mmembe versus the Bemba group led by GBM, Kambwili and Nsanda.

    We may speculate that the MPs recruited from Mpongwe, Mufumbwe, Itezhi Tezhi, Livingstone and Sinazongwe may re-inforce to support Kabimba; whereas Namugala and Kachingwe may join forces with the GBM-led group. The reaction from the Bemba dynasty is difficult to predict.

    We implore on HH and Dr. Mumba to nurture and protect their followers by staying clear from the battle grounds.

    Mambwe - March 24, 2013
    16:57

  23. HOW TRUE IS THIS AS CHRISTIANS LETS PRAY FOR THE STRENGTH OF THE FAMILY IN THIS TRYING TIMES AS THEY SEEK WISDOM

    maguys - March 24, 2013
    16:53

  24. It is very easy to HIDE sickness but DEATH, NO. Everything has time under the earth. Does anyone know what happens to anyone who persecutes ANY CHILD of God? DEATH follows that person. The Holy Bible is very clear on this one. NCHITO, you know this. Do you remember the UNZA days when you were preaching during the UCF fellowships? or you are No longer a christian now. May the Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Micheck take control of this beloved country. Amen

    The Servant - March 24, 2013
    16:35

  25. Uncle sata , pipo r wishing u to die bcus of what u did to levy and george. u called them cabbage, red lips respectively. c what is hpng to u now. u r no longer the sata we knew. its sad u cant listern from yo wife. those men who r pushing u to continue r not intrested in u bt their needs. u lose nothing by stepping down. if u lv yo wife, yo children and yo grand children listern to yo wife’s advse. Uncle as at now u r the most hated man/Prsdt in the country. Open yo eyes uncle.

    CHAMBOLI H5 KITWE - March 24, 2013
    16:34

  26. This country has neither a qualified veep or a confirmed Chief Justice, if Sata dies, today, hell will break loose. Just as well, we have been loitering on the brink for so long now, we can break up and go our own ways, Northern, Luapula and parts of Central provinces can link up with Katumbi to form a greater Katangolwestan!

    iNkhosi Mzilikazi DiniZulu - March 24, 2013
    16:33

  27. AWE MWALICULA NENSONI TAMWAKWATA. DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WUD LOVE THEM DO UNTO YOU

    kayula - March 24, 2013
    16:33

  28. I think there is very little doubt in the minds of all able bodied and upright minded Zambians that Sata is dying!

    iNkhosi Mzilikazi DiniZulu - March 24, 2013
    16:27

    • YES ITS TRUE UNCLE SATA IS DYING, BT BEFORE HE GOES HE MST SAY SORI TO THE FOR BIN A BAD PRSDT.

      CHAMBOLI H5 KITWE - March 24, 2013
      19:22

  29. We have not heard anything from Ukwa. This is clear that he is dying somewhere or maybe already done and just on the oxygen machine. I can’t wait to see membe screwed in his ass because am sure that he has no control of the PF and whoever will be next president. He is dispiced and hated by most policiticians now. They are just afraid to say it in his face in fear of his hate newspaper. Viva, as soon as Sata crushes , ZWD should go into print media and wipeout memebe hate newspaper.

    PF Ubwato on SoS - March 24, 2013
    16:07

  30. … incapacitation of de president due to ill-health or posible death isn’t de solution (to celebrate for) for the tribal divisions, hate and general national problems. this may be de beginning of de waste for the nation. please continue praying for God’s grace & liberation for zambia. pray also for yo enemies (of the nation) otherwise yo prayers won’t be answererd again.
    indeed we need a united, just & peaceful zambia with de best constitution. Now who can unite this country. Only by devine intervension. We need a unifier and corrupt free leader for an all inclusive government (for all zambians). Can’t Gen. Miyanda do while being supported by other hardworking & wise opposition leaders like Hichilema, Nevers, Milupi, saki, Elias and others?

    checkers_8 - March 24, 2013
    15:56

    • Which Elias naimwe ?

      Old Katuba Boys - March 24, 2013
      17:27

    • The truth is Zambian politicians don’t like polically upright leaders like Miyanda. They want people with crooked backgrounds and agendas. This nonsense of Miyanda being a loner is fake. What good is it to have a populist president who is more in isolation than facing his people? One who can hardly face the nation and explain the state of the nation? Tribalism is also another problem that is slowly killing our country. Certain people think their tribe was destined to rule at the expense of other tribes.

      mk - March 24, 2013
      18:13

  31. Any news cable from Asange on sickness of our MCS

    suntwe - March 24, 2013
    15:56

  32. SATA, What did you say about Mazoka’s illness?
    SATA, What did you say about Mwanawasa’s illness?
    SATA, What did you say about Kunda’s illness?
    SATA, how many lies did you tell Zambians when campaigning for presidency?
    GOD IS SUPREME. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT PLANS HE HAS FOR SATA. BUT,THE SAME GOD HATES THE ABOVE THINGS SATA DID. PERSONALLY, I WISH GOD GAVE HIM ANOTHER 1 YEAR TO LIVE IN PAIN AS PUNISHMENT FOR HIM. I KNOW CELEBRATIONS SHOULD COME SOON. BUT LET’S TRY AND WAIT EVEN FOR ONE YEAR. HIS DEATH WILL BE REALLY WORTHY CELEBRATING ABOUT.KNOWING THAT HE WILL HAVE SUFFERED AS WORSE THAN THOSE HE DESPISED.

    Patriotic Fools - March 24, 2013
    15:54

    • Spot on, Sata should blame himself because of his lies.
      he duped zambian people through his lies let him just die .

      Infact he shouldn’t die now he should be taken to court and be charged for cheating poor zambian.

      Sata sold his soul to the devil so his days on earth are numbered.

      Sata's dog selling son Mulenga Sata.I - March 24, 2013
      17:26

  33. It will be the best thing he can ever do. Self inflicted suffering for mocking others.
    God is all he needs for now, otherwise holding Zambians hostage will be his calamity.
    Resign as God awaits.

    Kay Love - March 24, 2013
    15:42

  34. Ni chimbwi no plan uyo(CNP)..its ok nangu ashima mambala..

    cypho - March 24, 2013
    15:27

  35. the question is,if sata dies next week.which he will do.were will he be baried?apart from his relatives,who elsi will moni the so called sikeleton sata and the long awaited to die man.are u going to lose anything if he dies apart from comedy,appoiting and disapointing,hiding mutototo in state house,calling pipo names,questioning and roughing pipo’s health.chingwele or embace pack.wampya munzi.
    say something u.ayi?

    mwine munshi - March 24, 2013
    15:04

  36. I salute madam kaseba,save the big man from those selfish boys.

    gologolo - March 24, 2013
    15:02

  37. Mumembe(bum bandit) is the Zambian version of Rasputin,the only question is will the Bum Bandit have the same fate as Rasputin.

    zambiano - March 24, 2013
    14:59

  38. Get wel soonest cobra you are now humbled and less venomous time tells the story fully

    Truth mwilq - March 24, 2013
    14:58

  39. THE GATES TO HEAVEN CAN ONLY BE OPENED BY THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. AND TO TALK ABOUT WHO DIES WHEN?…THAT IS OUTRAGEOUS! WHO HAS NEVER HEARD ABOUT ONE PERSON BEING IN A COMA FOR WEEKS ON END, AND ONE AS FIT AS ADAM ON HIS FIRST DAY OF CREATION PASS ON LEAVING THE ONE IN A COMA RISING AND WALKING?

    ITS GOD’S SECRET COUNTRY MEN…MAN CAN ONLY WISH AND SPECULATE.

    kibwelakasongo - March 24, 2013
    14:45

  40. Mamulakase…i wish no evil upon your presidency. But i’m trou bled to why you would let us down by not revealing the truth about your health..

    konie - March 24, 2013
    14:07

  41. If this article is correct, then this ‘particle’ called mmembe must be monitored before he puts this country on fire. We as a country must not allow heavily indebted individuals like mmembe to take advantage of this unfortunate situation. We all know what the clique is protecting. Simply dodging the law by failing to pay what they owe. Before we know it, their cases will have disappeared and they would have amassed enough from the treasury to re-pay. Lets watch them closely

    Oldmadala - March 24, 2013
    14:02

  42. Wish you good health..and wisdom to let go of what you cannot change.

    konie - March 24, 2013
    14:01

  43. TB Joshua will not just confirm the prophesy, he will ask him to do the needful and

    that is serve God alone and no other Gods coz he is a jealous God.

    Florence - March 24, 2013
    13:54

  44. Sad for the Sata family but the BEST news the country has had for 18 months.
    What a relief Sata’s death will bring to the oppressed and persecuted.

    Kay - March 24, 2013
    13:53

  45. Let th idiot just die, we will lose nothng.

    Democrat - March 24, 2013
    13:52

    • wish no evil on your fellow being we all have fate of a different kind andface the same ending…death.Show compassion even for that which you do not delight in.. I wish you well dear. He wasn’t my choice of the presidency..stil ipray for his recovery and his wisdom in the interst of the country to step down…for my president HH to take his chance…

      konie - March 24, 2013
      14:16

      • He is not wishing him dead, he is simply stating that Sata needs to be allowed to die.

        Kay - March 24, 2013
        14:34

  46. Without a proper vice president there shall be huge problems if the inevitable comes to pass.Choosing an acting president from among the serving cabinet ministers will be a serious fist fight just wait and see.

    Rabid Dog - March 24, 2013
    13:40

    • Imagine there is no Chief Justice as well! The Acting Chief Justice will not make sense to handle the situation at all,what a shame you Zambians!

      V-powered - March 24, 2013
      15:05

  47. “If your death will be a relief to to mankind let it be so.For we may cease to be held hostage by Bwinjimfumu”

    munyai wa munyai - March 24, 2013
    13:37

  48. IF HE OHGOO OHGOO,SORRY I WAS COUGHING I MEAN IF HE STEPS DOWN WHO IS THE NEXT PRESIDENT I MEAN FROM WHICH ,,,,,,,,

    WAZABANGA - March 24, 2013
    13:35

  49. CHUNGU AND EMMANUEL MWAMBA WERE THE FIRST PEOPLE MR SATA WANTED TO APPOINT AFTER THE ELECTIONS. THEY HOLD THE KEY TO PRESIDENT CHILUBA’S UNEXPLAINED, MYSTERIOUS DEATH AND QUASHING THE POST-MORTEM.

    NOW THAT THESE CHARACTERS ARE VENTURING STATE HOUSE, THEY WILL MAKE SURE DR KASEBA IS OUT, LIKE WAS THE CASE WITH REGINA, THEN FULFILL THEIR WICKED AGENDA.

    katongo nsambe - March 24, 2013
    13:32

    • For all his short comings FTJ was a man who made things right with God Sata should repent and make things with the Zambians He cheated and he should also ask Zambians for laughing at the Late Levy, Tentamashimba, George Kunda and Mazoka before God can forgive him.Liars will never enter the kingdom of God.He should also renouce satanism also and repent for the rituals that were done at his rallies.

      countdown to 2016 - March 24, 2013
      21:51

    • Spot on Katongo,these two evil men need to explain the death FTJ.

      Dr Christine Kasebana - March 24, 2013
      23:58

  50. this old man shud just die mwee…

    GBM - March 24, 2013
    13:31