Zuma blasts Sata over M’membe’s insults

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. kaka   March 31, 2013 at 07:50

    Pf supporters mulimbwafye ishabola, ice cube mucindila bwali cant u c that youths have big challenges try to write that again walashifola!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. kaka   March 31, 2013 at 07:45

    Chief deceivers u are, u morons any youth who support pf at this time has a mental problem

  3. kaka   March 31, 2013 at 07:41

    Pf supporters mulimbwafye ishabola

  4. peace   March 30, 2013 at 13:58

    They are fool of shit the PF They were not ready to run this country all they are doing is milking it dry.Zuma doesn’t take shit its good he blasted The pee bag caring MCS

  5. tonto fever   March 30, 2013 at 11:39

    Its true sata hasn’t enjoyed his privilege as a president because membe has never given sata some space . Infact he has pumped a lot of problem to sata.

  6. JAP   March 30, 2013 at 11:36

    Do we have the OP in this Country to advise Sata on gravity of persecuting RB

    • Fougarcon   April 1, 2013 at 00:47

      Will he listen is the question.

  7. tonto fever   March 30, 2013 at 11:25

    You are not God my friend to wish someone death. As much as am not a PF fan I have no right to wish the president the worst. God forbid. If you can’t stand him leave everything to God who knows him better than you. I rest my case. I am not pf and I will never be one

  8. Kangaude   March 30, 2013 at 11:13


  9. Mushemy chik   March 30, 2013 at 11:12

    Pliz pipo dont blame ukwa , we ar the 1 voted 4 him bcz of over trstng nd we hav achieved wht we desired with experience lets use it in 2016 again .viva Tonga bull with fresh education backgrounds bt im nt a Tonga im a lozi.

  10. BMK   March 30, 2013 at 09:33

    Sata sick or not, PF is still ruling and UPND must accept and focus in developmental issues and plan for 2016.

    • TISA   March 30, 2013 at 09:59

      But he is sick and has to be aided even in the private room!

    • PF KILLER   March 30, 2013 at 10:35

      Iwe it is PF’s job to concentrate on developmental issues ours is to castigate.

  11. Elijah   March 30, 2013 at 09:32

    Zambian watch dogs, you are dogs indeed!! Your articles are full of shit!. no professionalism at at. Your naked biasness is appalling, Shameless loosers. You predicted that Sata will lose the elections. but where is Micheal now? You continue praying for his death and wishing him ill all the time. Only imbeciles like you can accept you reports.

    • Mafunga   March 30, 2013 at 09:51

      If ZWD is shit why are u here. You must be the shit itself for being a regular reader of this site. LUBOLO WOBE. Viva ZWD

    • tonto fever   March 30, 2013 at 11:08

      Elijah you must be ashamed of your poor self. Trying to protect sata or run away from reality won’t help you.

  12. rummy   March 30, 2013 at 09:13

    There is no way a President can blast another President. Please say the truth sometimes. Those Presidents can be personal friends with) but they can not go to an extent of blasting a fellow President. This is another of yur ridiculous stories. Please be truthful sometimes. We enjoy reading yur stories but some of them re wayward.

    • Dull as usual   March 30, 2013 at 11:03

      Do not be too sensitive. Know that headlines are just meant to attract readership like it has done you. Unlike you some of us are not sensitive hence we seive what we read.

      • Munaz   March 30, 2013 at 11:07


    • Fougarcon   April 1, 2013 at 00:58

      Talking rubbish IDIOT. In fact, when there is a dispute between two friendly countries, these types of “administrative”, i.e. quiet diplomacy, ways of solving problems are encouraged, rather than playing things out through the media and official channels.

      This is a very serious position that has allegedly been taken by the South Africans which has not been denied – which means there could be some element of truth in it. I think it is you that needs to acquaint yourself with the way international diplomacy works – TWAT!!

  13. PF cadre   March 30, 2013 at 09:11

    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.UPND and MMD just agree plz we remove these idiots frm power

  14. ice cube   March 30, 2013 at 09:08

    Nipa bwato ngolacula lobe!