OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE UNITED PARTY FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON THE PASSING OF THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT
HIS EXCELLENCY MICHAEL CHILUFYA SATA
30th October, 2014
The United Party for National Development (UPND) has learnt of Republican President Michael Chilufya Sata’s sad passing on with a deep sense of sorrow.
On behalf of the UPND and indeed on my own behalf, I convey our heartfelt condolences to the First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba, the Sata family, the Patriotic Front (PF), the Government and the entire nation of Zambia on this tragic loss.
We would like to appeal to the whole nation for calm and peace during this difficult period.
Let us mourn the late President Michael Chilufya Sata and remember the contribution he made to our nation.
Whilst this is a time of national mourning, it is also a time to remember a man who dedicated his entire life to serve our country.
The strength of character he showed in fighting battles was testimony to the strongman he was. He was never afraid to take difficult decisions, nor of the reactions of other people to those decisions.
It is our duty as Zambians to come together now through this period of grieving so that we can come out of it on the other side stronger and more united than ever before.
Whilst we are currently feeling the dark shadows of this long night we are experiencing, it will end and we will wake up together stronger and more resolved to carry our country forward.
Let’s pray for healing and strength in this trying time. Together we all have to overcome this challenge and continue from where President Sata has left off.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE