Mystery surrounds President Sata’s visit to the Jewish state, as Zambian government state he was invited by Israeli President Shimon Peres, but Peres’ office said it was unaware of Sata’s visit, according to one Israeli newspaper
The newspaper said Zambia’s president is visiting Israel for what officials of both countries call a “working holiday,” but some of his compatriots in the southern African country say the purpose of his trip is unclear.
But no one has seen Sata or managed to get photos of him in Israel. Even George Chellah has stopped updating Sata’s Facebook page because he has no latest activities on Sata. In
Even one of the three biggest News agencies in the world Associated Presss (AP) could not find Sata instead just wrote ‘the reasons for President Michael Sata’s trip to Israel are unclear and questioned by Zambian opposition.
Note the contradiction among Israeli officials quoted by AP below:
‘Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Sata was in the Jewish state, but spokesman Paul Hirschson had no details on how long Sata would remain or the exact purpose of the trip. On Sunday, the Zambian government said the president had arrived in Israel at the invitation of Israeli President Shimon Peres and would meet senior Israeli government officials and business executives.
Late Wednesday, Peres’ office confirmed he had invited the Zambian leader to visit. Peres, who was in Washington at the White House on Wednesday, plans to meet Sata after returning from the U.S. next week, the office said.
How interesting that Perez’ office confirmed that they invited Sata but the ministry of Foreign Affairs did not know.
In the photo below, outgoing president of Israel Shimon Perez being honoured by Barack Obama in Washington yesterday (Wednesday)