To prove that he can still walk, President Michael Sata was yesterday forced out of his sick bed to swear in two more diplomats with images of his frail looking body only helping re-enforce the rumours that have been doing the rounds about his grave illness.
But true to revelations that he has been diagnosed with dementia, he could not stick to the topic but was talking about the constitution, probably the last thing that was on his mind before he got very sick. He used whatever little energy he had to whimper about the constitution. He also lied that he was the first Zambian to go to South Korea.
“I was the first Zambian to go to South Korea, the people you are going to deal with are very intelligent, extra intelligent people and I expect you to be sober according to the constitution,” he said catching his audience off guard as usual.
So what is sober according to the constitution?
“Mrs. Salome, you are going to Malawi, you have a very sensitive woman who is the President of Malawi, Joyce Banda, so as you have already, you see you are the one who has committed yourselves and not me that you are not revealing the constitution so if you are not revealing the constitution so which constitution are you people talking about?”
“Zambia has a constitution which you people are taking oath and then somebody is talking about the constitution which constitution are you talking about? So I wish you well, thank you very much,” he said.
President Sata was swearing in Mumba Kapumpa and Salome Mwananshiku as ambassadors to South Korea and Malawi respectively.
Most people were just interested to see how he looks and not what he was saying.
It is possible and it often happens that a very sick person walks out of his death bed once in a while but people can still see that he is extremely well.