Son says ready to succeed father

Mulenga Sata

Mulenga Sata

LUSAKA. — Mulenga Sata says he is ready to succeed his father who mentored him not to shy away from challenges. Speaking to journalists at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka shortly before the arrival of president Michael Sata’s body from London, the Mayor of Lusaka said he was a servant of the people.

Asked about the youths that were chanting slogans suggesting that he must contest the presidency, Mulenga responded, “These things happen, you have heard my name being proposed here . . . it is politics.

“I have been mentored in the school of Sata not to shy away from challenges, so why not?”

He said he expects a young candidate for the Patriotic Front in the coming presidential by-election.

“Myself, I am a servant of the people. We will look at what the people want given the circumstance. We have got a short period to campaign. Some 70 per cent of the voters in Zambia are under the age of forty, (so) whatever candidate is picked should be relevant to the electorate. I think the late president was the last of the old presidents.

“I expect that the next candidate to be quite young,” Mulenga said.

And Mulenga told journalists that emotions were high in the PF at the moment, a challenge that acting President Guy Scott had to manage.

Mulenga said there was nothing wrong with Dr Scott acting as President.

And hired PF cadres were almost flashed out of the airport apron by a defence force security team after they attempted to run through it as mourners gathered awaiting the arrival of president Sata’s body.

Swift action by security, however, blocked the cadres who were clad in white T-shirts with the words “Mulenga Sata for continuity: special courtesy by GBM”.

This was shortly after Mulenga disembarked from a plane from London that had the advance party. — The Post.

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  • matshobane

    zAMBIA, another failed state just like Zimbabwe ***

    • mabwe

      Not really. In Zambia I can foresee smooth transition of power. And nothing is guaranteed that Sata’s party will win the coming election. Zambia has true democracy, they change ruling parties whenever they want…just like you do with your underwear lol.

  • kuzi

    kwedu Chatunga is coming!!!!

    • Dr Ndege

      I personally like that normal young lad.Give him time I will vote for him.To me his character is like prince Harry.I think I also like Bona.The best thing Grace can do is keep these two out of her current crusade and not jeopardize their future chances when they come of age.

      • rukudzo

        I agree. For now keep them away from the current status qou. Their time will come. Chatunga is great actually.

        • Hacha Ndizvo (Dr)

          Did he finally pass his O-Levels

          • rukudzo

            No idea.But its to early to judge based on o-levels.

          • mabwe

            That’s doesn’t matter. Soon he will receive a doctorate degree. The university’s name you know it.

        • Ndere

          At least he will legalise weed

      • makwavarara

        vanhu vemuZim munonovhotera vese veseka nangwe Dhongi

    • Tindo

      Zimbabwe is not a monarchy. Encourage other young men to take up the challenge in a free and fair environment.

  • munotinyadzisirei???

    Stupid Boy!!!!

  • Teurai Repo

    What Zambia needs is a capable leader & dont make it a fiefdom or personal property just like your Southern neighbours.But i agree with you on one point.Do away with the old guard.Chembere neharahwa ngavazorore

  • Dzapiringana Chimhini Haipo

    Presidency is a constitutional mandated institution not a fiefdom or chieftainship & it is therefore wrong to liken continuity of that institution with the continuity of a family name….Zambians should reject this young Sata or the recycling of Rupiya Banda….Zambians must cash in on their luck of losing leaders at this rate and elect a visionary and astute leader who can extricate them from the quagmire of economic malaise…..The era of old & tired nationalists is over …..this is the information age…

    • rukudzo

      You forget kuti Sata baba and Sata mwana are two different people who are equal befor the constitution and can be President if the people of that country so wish. The problem is isu vamwe tinoda kungo criticiser, but we do not want to offer ourselves to be servants of the people.

  • anon

    Sons, wives (like Sata’s who allegedly had become a de facto leader with her husband very ill) – the African narrative. We have sham democracies. We have fiefdoms cemented by rigged elections and manipulated party processes to line up family members into positions of power.

  • Kim Gee

    veduwe ka,,, kuda power uku.. hanzi ngazvingoramba zviri zvekumba kwedu. atoo mamornarch ka aya?? I think Zim will follow suite.

  • Mike

    ” Some 70% of the voters in Zambia are under the age of forty, (so) whatever candidate is picked should be relevant to the electrorate, I think the late President was the last of the Old Presidents.” what a determned speach by a young man, I hope his dream comes true and be an example in the neighbouring Zim.

  • Stones Makunike

    This is guy is definitely where he is today because of his father. Africans corrupt power

  • olo

    Baby cobra ?

  • Ricky Bobby?

    This chap is disqualified from running for presidency by the same clause that prevents Guy Scott from doing so. His mother was born in Malawi. Until the constitution is changed, and that won’t happen within the next three months, it is impossible for him to run.

    • rukudzo

      Is the mother a Malawian?