Information has finally emerged why President Michael Sata fired Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya Mary Zambezi and replaced her with his Niece Mumbi Phiri.
Ambassador Mary Zambezi is reported to have arranged a prayer meeting for Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) President Nevers Mumba.
A source from within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has disclosed that Nevers Mumba had stopped over in Kenya on his way from Nigeria and Mary Zambezi being a born again Christian just like Nevers Mumba wanted to have a prayer meeting at her official residence and invited some Embassy staff.
It is believed that one of the embassy staff a former employee of the Post Newspapers phoned President Sata’s special advisor for Press George Chella who also informed Sata.
President Sata is reported to have told Zambezi never to have such functions at the official residence.
A week after this incident, Mumbi Phiri who was first secretary was then called back to Lusaka where after sometime was sworn in as Zambia’s High Commissioner to Kenya.