UPND vice-president for political affairs Francis Simenda has been appointed as Zambia’s new ambassador to Ethiopia.
And president Sata has appointed UPND youth coordinator Brian Hapunda as High Commissioner to South Africa, the Watchdog has been reliably informed.
Sata has also appointed Fredrick Hapunda, former chairman of parliamentary committees as ambassador toRussia.
Fredrick Hapunda, a former MP for Siavonga is the father of Brian Hapunda.
UPND vice president Simenda and Hapunda senior have already accepted the appointments and on October 31, 2011 started attending diplomatic lessons at NIPA.