Zambia Reports (Lusaka)

5 February 2013

Zambia: Kabimba Alleges MMD and UPND Wishing Sata Ill

Justice minister Wynter Kabimba hits at the opposition for commenting on President Sata's health.

Kabimba, who is Patriotic Front secretary general, said the Movement for Multi-party Democracy and United Party for National Development have been wishing the President ill for no reason.

"The opposition political parties are just about wishing the President ill health and that is not good for this country. It is not a mature way of playing politics in our country.

"We have gone through this process when we lost president Mwanawasa and anyone should be able to appreciate that is not the best situation to wish for the country to go through.

"I also want to say that this kind of motivation which drives the UPND and other political parties is not what is going to get them votes," Kabimba, whose President Sata had demanded a medical team of experts to certify late Mwanawasa fit to continue in office, said.

On Saturday, MMD president Dr Nevers Mumba demanded to know the whereabouts of President Sata.

And Dr Mumba's personal spokesperson Raphael Nakachinda insisted that the health of the President is a public issue which they will not stop talking about.

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