Zuma blasts Sata over M’membe’s insults

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South African president Jacob Zuma Friday morning allegedly phoned and blasted President Michael Sata over the insults his allies at the Post newspaper published against the South African leader.

President Michael Sata’s government has bugged embassies in Lusaka and on Thursday, the Zambian intelligence gave Sata pictures said to be of former president Rupiah Banda entering the South African High Commission incognito.

But the Post lied that they were given a tip and positioned their reporter at the High Commission. The truth is that it was the Zambia Intelligence operation and photos were given to Fred M’membe by Sata himself.

According to the the Post all the members of staff at the High Commissioner were cleared and told to go home.  But strangely, the secuirty at the gate whom one would esxpect to carry out such an assignenment were the ones giving ionformation the Post and identifying Rupiah Banda?

Acting on those photos, M’membe wrote an editorial insulting president Zuma accusing him of being corrupt and running a murderous government.

‘President Zuma immediately phoned Sata and really breathed on him’, a State House source told the Watchdog.

President Zuma is also said to have told Sata not to mess the relationship Zambia and South Africa have enjoyed since time immemorial by hiring people to insult South African leaders.

President Zuma also told Sata that he would also call former president Kenneth Kaunda to complain.

Two weeks ago, Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan also phoned and blasted Sata for insinuating the Nigerian government was ‘cutting’ corrupt oil deals with Mr. Rupiah Banda.

And the Watchdog is reliably informed that president Sata has been isolated in Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Other leaders who are said to be giving solidarity to former president Rupiah Banda are Eduardo Dos Santos of Angola, Kakaya Kikwete of Tanzania and the Kenyan leaders.  It is believed that the Angolan leader through his party donated some campaign material to the MMD during the 2011 elections and are ready to testify if that matter goes to court.

The president of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete is also said to be sad at what is going on in Zambia and has been comforting Mr Rupiah Banda whom he respects very much.

The Kenyans too are not happy and the former president Mwai Kibaki is a personal friend of Mr Banda and the new leader of Kenya Uhuru Kenyata is an ally of Kibaki. The Kenyan are still upset that president Sata through the Post newspaper published lies that Henry Banda was hiding at State House in Nairobi.

It is believed that even Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been advised to stay away from Sata. It is rumoured that it was the Angolan leader Dos Santos who had a ‘veterans’ talk with Mugabe and convinced him that his friendship with Sata may cost his support in SADC.

Mugabe is the only president who has ever come to Zambia from the time Sata was sworn in as president of Zambia.

To the east, Sata has also lost the support of Joyce Banda. A few months ago, President Joyce Banda was supposed to travel to Zambia and officiate at the Agriculture and Commercial Show in Lusaka. She snubbed the event at the last minute.  She was supposed to fly into Lusaka from the United Arab Emirates where she had gone for other engagements.

Zambian officials were at the airport to welcome her but she just flew over and not excuse was given. Later ZNBC run news that she would come to Zambia later. She has not.

Sata also appears to have failed to win the support of western countries except one.

When former president Fredrick Chiluba was arrested for ‘pick pocketing’, almost all western diplomats publicly welcomed the arrest. But from the time Rupiah Banda was arrested, no diplomat has commented. Instead what we hear are murmurs of disapproval.  In fact Rupiah Banda is working with the USA through former USA leader Jim Carter.

What is strange in all this is that president Sata is losing international support to pursue Fred M’membe’s agenda.

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186 Responses to Zuma blasts Sata over M’membe’s insults

  1. Zambian Dog watcher! shame for false reporting.Your RB has issues to settle with the Zambians not Sata as you make the world believe.
    Desist from sensational reporting.
    What lies you invent leadership has changed hands wait for the next election in 2016.
    Hatred will not help your cause.

    Posapo! - March 30, 2013
    08:53

  2. lets just wait fo Presidential by elections which are rouming.Satana is resigning we shall hw his mouth pieces MMembe and idiot Kawimba will dance.leave RB alone.

    PF cadre - March 30, 2013
    08:53

  3. We dont mind Mugabe stood a lone,and these colonialist saw that they were the ones losing the ended up lifting sanction on 81 people of Zimbabwe and companies to forge ahead….they will soon catch up with us …dont mind!
    Useless non zambian reporters..go t o santos and Zuma

    believer 7 - March 30, 2013
    08:25

    • Let us not pursue one person’s agenda. If AlaB is guilty, well the courts have not heard any evidence as of yet and so AlaB is innocent and he does not require to inform the public when he heads to the toilet. He has no immunity so a very free private person like you and me. I know a number of people who went to the RSA embassy and Zambia was not told about them. I am also an accused person out on bail and I visit a number of embassies, my visits are not subject to editorials. It is the same editorials that poison guillube minds like yourselves. You do not have proof whatsoever that AlaB committed the crimes he is accused of but because M’membe and one of his friends said so. Idiots they are if you asked me.

      Dull as usual - March 30, 2013
      08:39

    • Besides Mugabe remained strong because of the support he received from the SADC region, now if everyone isolates you then what happens? The SADC nations stood firm and helped Mugabe against the imperialists. Think with your head not with your emotions. Read widely as well, do not just end up quoting the Post.

      Dull as usual - March 30, 2013
      08:48

  4. May i know something here bloggers,is it wrong for banda to go to that embassy?why is mmembe so disturbed?mmembe yo days of reckoning re coming surely u,ll be mistreated for decieving zambians that ukwa has changed and is a gud man 4 the presidency while u knew deep down in yo heart that the man is empty.u re calling shorts frm behing and zambians are watching u.u tiny rat yo ending,ll be very sad i can assure u.i.ll offer myself to be in that torture team to make sure that u suffer great pain.am a cop and i know what i mean.

    more plans - March 30, 2013
    08:17

  5. weyi weyi weyi…. wait wait.. Mmembe masipa ahao!!!! u think Sata is cleaner than JZ??? Stupid boy, may b u jst concetrate on yo home-club so that yo Micheal can legalise it not the nosense u r pushing…

    brown mwimpangubo - March 30, 2013
    08:17

    • Brown mwimpangubo make sure you fold your beddings properly. You are dealing with mad chaps here

      tonto fever - March 30, 2013
      11:15

  6. Suddenly all this is very BAD for Zambia. SATA has created all this for himself in barely 1year and it is sad for Zambia. It is clear that he is NOT a leader, no leadership qualities whatsoever. It is EVIDENT and proving that SATA will be the worst president Zambia has ever had WITHOUT biting about the bush.

    He is certainly behaving like he has been in power for more than 40 YEARS he is tired, NEARING his END and it has gotten into him.

    Then he turned into a dictator Where People are de – satisfied with his ruling, International relationships in jeopardy, people living in fear of the regime, the economy also in jeopardy.

    ZAMBIA PEOPLE WAKE UP – the POST Newspaper is building gallows for SATA to hang himself along with ZAMBIA – ARE READY TO BE HANGED ?

    Thanks WATCHDOG we could not have known about such information.

    Oga Modu Ayeo - March 30, 2013
    08:06

  7. Why do i have feeling that Sata may not be enjoying the presidency?And all he needs to do to is to do the right thing.Why cant he go out there and provide proper leadership

    Mailon - March 30, 2013
    08:04

  8. Really it so sad to see some presidents defending corruption when how country has lost so much money through thieves like Rupiah.how can you fight something which is going to make the lives of million Zambians better?it is so shameful to whoever is siding with Rupiah and it is this reason why Africa wont develop with such leaders in place.let Sata rule..Rupiah will only be free if the courts of law find him so.

    kawanga - March 30, 2013
    07:48

  9. Always Amsterdumn, Zuma, Kikwete dinosour Kibaki,Santos this Mugabe that. When are you going to Say what the majority Zambians are saying. Poor you hope you will call them to come and vote too. You will keep on falling while we get another term in office.

    Hakalema Kainde - March 30, 2013
    07:38

  10. ZWD is boring

    kokoliko - March 30, 2013
    07:37

  11. where is Zambia going?

    jozi - March 30, 2013
    07:37

  12. All sadc leaders supporting rb are also corrupt thats why they hate sata bcoz they think their countries would do the same when they leave office. Hw can a normal person embrace what is condemned? The more u hate sata the more he wl bcome popular to us, ask rb and chanda chimba what they did?

    jacklee - March 30, 2013
    07:26

  13. Membwa must know that his day to account for what he writes is coming.
    i hate this chat and his paper.

    obby chizelemba - March 30, 2013
    07:03

  14. I will also call Zuma to extradite Henry Banda to Zambia so that he exonerates himself from the charges instead of hiding!

    Fck it - March 30, 2013
    06:33

  15. Really ths is madness’ wen is gong to end .lets suck ths unwise man out b4 we ar sold o credit

    meck - March 30, 2013
    06:28

  16. Watch imbwa, where is my post? Ba swine

    volcano - March 30, 2013
    06:16

    • Volcano if you post sense they will not publish it they pollute the mind of fools here with lies..they do to all of us

      believer 7 - March 30, 2013
      08:27

  17. So the presidency has been surrendered to a news editor? Atase, we look so pathetic right now. The Gays are running things.

    mamama - March 30, 2013
    05:57

  18. People like Sata but tribalist hate him.

    the truth - March 30, 2013
    04:29

  19. Iwe NKholoko do you know who funded Sata in 2011? Sata was all over the country with a chopper/plane and yet he only declared 7 guns as his wealth.Soon after 20th sept 2011,we saw one Indian being given back all his Banks.Why?Then later the same Indian( with dual citizenship)with the help of the state flashed out some stupid Italians at a Cement company in Ndola.The state even provided vicious bujus for so many days to guard the company.Do you know why?So there’s nothing wrong with RB to have friends around SADC and overseas,some of whom funded his campaigns in 2011.

    The Eyes of an Eagle up in the sky. - March 30, 2013
    04:12

  20. Who the Hell does Zuma think he is. Did Zambia “Banda in particular” poke its head in the dirty saga that have gone on in SA? We known Zuma has no morals, cant keep even his pants zipped up. Ho can we expect sense from such creatures?

    We as a people have our own rule of the land. RB has to prove he did not extend his hands beyond his boundaries. Most presidents inn Africa have no morals and character to meddle in Zambian affairs. We sacrificed our won people, soldiers, and finances for the freedom they have today. What an insult for them turn round and bite the finger which fed them.
    Zuma has long fingers we know and he can not say any credible word. He is a shame to Africa. Does he want us to get involved in condemning his affairs. Zuma please shut up. KK wont get involved. He was not there when RB and his children were suffocating Zambia.

    Kolo-bwazi - March 30, 2013
    04:09

  21. These is not true just forget about sata he is state house and he is rhe president not HH.

    wallace - March 30, 2013
    03:48

  22. ZAMBIA IS OURS. IT’S NOT FOR ZUMA,DOS SANTOS,NIGERIANS,CARTER ETC. IF WE SEE SOMETHING WRONG AND CONDEMN IT WHILE CORRUPT PEOPLE/LEADERS TRY TO PROTECT IT,WE SHOULD STAND TALL TOGETHER AND DEFEND WHAT IS RIGHT LEST WE ALL BE CORRUPTED.
    OUR LEADERS TOO SHOULD ACT WISELY AND NOT BUY FOOL’S GOLD.
    REPORTERS,PLEASE REPORT IN A MANNER THAT PRESERVES THE DIGNITY OF OUR ZAMBIA.

    O N E Z A M B I A O N E N A T I O N

    ENVELOPED - March 30, 2013
    02:39

    • Clearly u don’t understand, its not about taking “your”(our) Zed away, it is about unity, we won’t develop if we have our Zambia and perish with our copper, we need the global market as much as it needs us, the region is one important place to secure even for security, developed countries value diplomatic relations, why would one in development in reverse gear throw it away.

      diplomat - March 30, 2013
      03:10

    • Zambia is not for Mmembe either, he shouldn’t pick fights on our behalf. This is how wars start. Why can’t he just be quiet and trust the courts will do their Job. Daily commenting on matters that are in court trying to influence peoples opinion. One judge should hold this guy in contenpt we are tired mweh. Manje afuna naku usha vinangu very selfish irresponsible chap, and while he is busy pointing fingers he should pay back the 14billion he owes us.

      mamama - March 30, 2013
      06:05

    • start with m,membe post and advise kabimba that zambia is too big to be run by one man which is him and tired old people very unhealth the man kabimba is a wrong advisor without forgetting last time him telling pf cadres to go with there heads up becoz they have won and today he is quit on violence occouring tell your cadres today to go down their heads zambia for every zambian vote pf or not STOP CARELESS SPEECH

      Amuna Ngawo Ngawo - March 30, 2013
      08:08

  23. Ba Ka Kalipila Ka President-Pretender.

    Tikambeko - March 30, 2013
    02:09

  24. report is sham yo rb wil be prosecuted cilemikalipa ba fdog!why worshing SA,TRUSTING WHITES BUT WD VERY USELESS PRAISING YO NEIGHBOUR’S CHILD BY EMBARASSING YOUR CHILD IF I WERE SATA I WUD HAD FINISHED THIS DESTRUCTIVE WD!VIVA PADDLING BOAT KU LUKULU!TULEABUKA

    kasamba milopa - March 30, 2013
    00:52

  25. PLEASE GO THROUGH THE NEWS BEFORE PUBLISHING- * CHECK THE SPELLINGS WITH COMPUTER SPELL CHECK THANK YOU.

    rocktree - March 29, 2013
    23:36

    • My bro, why bither about these us-holes? ati ndiye modern jounalizm? These are just fools

      jajabinghx - March 30, 2013
      01:03

  26. South Africa is Econommically and financially sounder than Zambia. Iwe kas M’membe, why are you dirtening the image Of our country? Atase.

    themba khumalo - March 29, 2013
    23:28

    • so what if it is sounder,kwamene uko. You give respect to south africans next thing you will be praising them as you do your white zambians. and zambians you know how you treat bazungu banu. dont give away your power to anybody,its hard to get it back,it will haunt your generations to come. treat everyman as you would yourself. dont fear south africa,americ or whatever in the name of them economically sound. stand on your own with pride. build bwana!!!

      zagaze - March 30, 2013
      00:25

      • North Korea type rhetoric, meanwhile you are starving with no mealie meal.

        Kay - March 30, 2013
        00:40

        • nope,its not north korean rhetoric. and i suppose you agree with all this globalisation isnt it? just because ma americans and their allies have said so. not understanding the effects it will have for the african man. national soverignity is number one my friend. thats why our fore fathers suffered just to get that independence. sure they had food,they could eat,the economy of zambia was at par with that of the Britain. but what made them want to be liberated,to be free from manipulation and control of the whites knowing very well that their economy was better? if you can understand this,then you will get it. slavery didnt start in a day. the whites first came as guest,friends then later missionaries. before we knew it,they had turned from friends to slave traders. you start kissing south african arse is a start,before you know it,they will be doing a donchi kubeba on you as people. Tell me if am wrong,look at shoprite and that shop in cairo road you call supreme furniture which keeps chaning its name. they will shit on us even more,they are at the stage of missionary now. treat them as you would treat your fellow zambian not any special because they have a sounder economy. they can and should not intefere with the way we run our country. we are a soverign state. if they find something wrong,as brothers like in a family they can advise,but not look down if they require the same respect accorded to them. if they see their brother is not listening,let them report him to their mother or father (SADC,AU etc) just like in a normal family. and damn it,you know am soooooo right lol

          zagaze - March 30, 2013
          02:16

  27. Am shocked Ci Sata after being a slave still worshipping Meembe,Zuma u shud have finished this psychiatric man we have as a President with insults on our behalf.We have a very silly man.HH here we come.

    mwanya amafi ba pathetic fools - March 29, 2013
    23:14

    • Typical household niger

      volcano - March 30, 2013
      06:06

  28. One way of identifyin an idiot is he is always praised by outsiders not his pipo.we see everyday pipo being praised muma bars as big buyer but wen u go to there home ni poverty.if rb was such a gud leader y was he rejected?The problem wit sum zambians is that u want always to be praised by outsiders nelyo mulechula bafikala.wu cant praise u if they benefited from u,considerin the fact that most african leaders r corrupt, rupiah was a president wu seemed to v no problem wit corruption!jacob zuma must stop minglin in our internal affairs he shud know that that peace he is enjoyin costed us alot of money so he shud shut up n concentrate on womanising.

    Shootist - March 29, 2013
    23:09

  29. Amandla awetu( power belongs to the people). We will fight for the right to be free. Viva Musholozi.

    Thabo Mbeki - March 29, 2013
    22:51

  30. All those pipo presidents hatin sata is because bafikala tabalelyamo the way they benefited durin rupiahs corrupt regime.matole sana

    Shootist - March 29, 2013
    22:49

  31. Only GOD will save us from this dictator.

    Boko Haram - March 29, 2013
    22:43

  32. Sata must die Now…
    September is END of Sata and PF.

    Pa Mulomo - March 29, 2013
    22:27

    • This is was said in UK, but the President was not Happy at all. George Chella refused and denied that He is the one disclose the medical assumption of death.

      All Zambia - March 29, 2013
      22:31

  33. Let us all pray for peace in this land. We are a very lucky nation that we still enjoy peace in this trying time we are going through.

    Simon Mumba - March 29, 2013
    22:13

  34. President zuma is educated and not tribalist…

    cypho - March 29, 2013
    22:08

    • Educated?You got to be kidding right?

      Fck it - March 30, 2013
      06:28

  35. I totally agree with Mmembe. Infact, more should have been said. Anyway, Iam sure Zumba apologised for the stupid behavior of his commissioner.

    mundu - March 29, 2013
    22:05

  36. pamaka, chikubabe tuleteka!

    pemps - March 29, 2013
    22:05

  37. Amasushi yekayeka!!

    Chikala - March 29, 2013
    22:03

  38. CRIMINALS LIKE RB SHOULD PAY FOR THIER SINS!!

    Kay Hummer - March 29, 2013
    22:02

    • Editor,pls ban this Kay Hummer’s URL

      Controlling the Poor's Finances - March 29, 2013
      22:48

    • SATA IS A CRIMINAL AND A THIEFT. HE HAS MANY HOUSES IN LUSAKA WHICH HE GOT THROUGH DUBIUOS WAYS.HIS SONS OUR THIEVES WHO BOUGHT A NEW EXPENSIVE CAR AFTER THEIR FATHER ASCENDING TO THE STATE HOUSE.

      OUR ZAMBIA - March 30, 2013
      06:48

  39. @shimapuli machende ako.

    Tonga Bull - March 29, 2013
    22:01

  40. Zambia and RSA have come a long way, we the people of the two Nations can never allow any selfish individual, family or grouping to destroy the Friendship between the two Countries. Amandla! Ngawetu!

    1 Land and 1 Nation is our cry - March 29, 2013
    21:58

  41. Sata has his pubic haire shaved.

    Bob Sichinga - March 29, 2013
    21:49

    • Very amateurish reporting and immature logic on issues.not posssible that Zuma can complain about a newspaper’s freedom of expression when S.Africa prides itself in the same.Besides S.African police is replicating the aparthied regime

      rodrik - March 29, 2013
      21:56

    • So what ,don’t you shave yours?

      rodrik - March 29, 2013
      21:58

  42. Why is RB so wdesperate he is gone mad it is not the end of the world but he is poisoning himself as the whole knows what is happening to him he is not a man he is a caward how come at his age to be behaving in such away he looks a man fro his face but inside he is a 14year old boy

    nshilimubemba - March 29, 2013
    21:43

  43. Does that sickness lead to Insanity ????????????????????????????

    Oga Modu Ayeo - March 29, 2013
    21:35

  44. Iwe chikala Chikubabe you have been brainwashed by your unromantic Tonga wife.Be real and accept that Tongas are tribalists who think they can ascend to power using just Southern Province.That is the naked truth.Chikala chobe iwe.

    Shimapuli - March 29, 2013
    21:33

    • shimapili, u should clean your anus after the toilet no wonder u talk as if u are stil in the toilet. u are an idiot without any brain.

      jj musonda - March 29, 2013
      22:07

    • Wa bay tall lay

      Zed Patriot - March 29, 2013
      23:58

    • Iwe ci Shimapuli, take your silly comments elsewhere ci colour ca wisoh. Cease passing silly comments against the people of Southern Province who have not committed any offence against you. If your hatred tongas is an inheritance from your parents, then I’ m afraid it won’ t take you anywhere because tongas are smarterand richer than you, take it or leave. If fac, it’ s most likely that you were brought through handouts which has become part of your living style – fool.

      Bana Mami - March 30, 2013
      06:02

    • You are an idiot who does not deserve any space in this world .

      pensulo - March 30, 2013
      06:26

  45. Old & over used things we put in museum here in L/stone.I dont understand why!muchinga,Lusaka,copperbelt,Luapula,Northern provinces put Old & over used people in Government.Now,who is behind with technology?young or old people?

    Joseph - March 29, 2013
    21:24

    • And how old are your MPs and Minister?

      mundu - March 29, 2013
      22:04

  46. He literally told sata to tie his bull dog, mmembe, or else…..Basopo!

    Chewe we Chinga - March 29, 2013
    21:13

  47. Mmembe has ran mad. If Sakeni has the interest of Sata, he should be courageous to chastise Fred Mmembe for the diplomatic crack that he has chiselled between Zambia and the SADC region.

    South Africa is endowed with far much more well-educated professional journalists in the SADC zone, but their profession has helped retrain them from commenting on the atrocities that President Sata has viciously unleashed to many innocent Zambians – whether they be politicians or non-political. South African journalists are witnessing Sata’s lies against Dr. Nevers Mumba as Zambian Ambassador to Canada with disgust. Sata’s lies have been exposed by the PF’s own chosen State witness who has cleared Dr. Mumba in the alleged misuse of Government money, as reported in Zambian Courts.

    Current African leaders in the reigns of Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, have in their archives data to show that Sata was NEVER a freedom fighter but a STOOGE of the British Empire. In this regard SADC leaders will never share international security data with Sata’s Govt until after his demise, and when the entire rot he created will have been disposed off.

    Unfortunately, President Mugabe had a good case for resolving the land issue, but his flirting with Sata for short-term political expediency will impact negatively at his own peril and leave a sad dark stain in the history of Zimbabwe.

    Mambwe - March 29, 2013
    21:12

  48. Mr nsainzi you should be ashamed of yourself to say such a disgusting thing to a man who’s as old as your own father. Sata never invited sickness upon him nor did he sought your advise concerning his illness. We are all destined to die one day but how it shall happen only God knows. Ba sata mupone

    tonto fever - March 29, 2013
    21:12

  49. RUPIAH IS TRYING 2 ASK SADC COUNTRIES 2 LIE THAT THEY FUNDED CAMPAIGN MATERIALS,BUT ACTUALLY IT WAS FUNDED BY INDIANS WHO WE’RE GETING CONTRACTS IN RETURN…

    nkholoko - March 29, 2013
    21:04

    • R U bitter or UI?

      lost for words - March 30, 2013
      07:02

  50. If Sakeni has the interest of Sata, he should be courageous to chastise Fred Mmembe for the diplomatic crack that he has chiselled between Zambia and the SADC region.

    South Africa is endowed with far much more well-educated professional journalists in the SADC zone, but their profession has helped retrain them from commenting on the atrocities that President Sata has viciously unleashed to many innocent Zambians – whether they be politicians or non-political. South African journalists are witnessing Sata’s lies against Dr. Nevers Mumba as Zambian Ambassador to Canada with disgust. Sata’s lies have been exposed by the PF’s own chosen State witness who has cleared Dr. Mumba in the alleged misuse of Government money, as reported in Zambian Courts.

    Current African leaders in the reigns of Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, have in their archives data to show that Sata was NEVER a freedom fighter but a STOOGE of the British Empire. In this regard SADC leaders will never share international security data with Sata’s Govt until after his demise, and when the entire rot he created will have been disposed off.

    Unfortunately, President Mugabe had a good case for resolving the land issue, but his flirting with Sata for short-term political expediency will impact negatively at his own peril and leave a sad dark stain in the history of Zimbabwe.

    Mambwe - March 29, 2013
    20:58